Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun c’est avant tout une communauté et notre communauté c’est nos bénévoles

parkrun, c’est beaucoup de choses pour beaucoup de gens. Pour certains, c’est un moyen de suivre leurs progrès, devenir plus rapide et de s’engager à courir tous les samedis matin. Pour d’autres, c’est l’amitié et le fait de faire partie de quelque chose qu’ils aiment.   parkrun est fondamentalement un événement de course à pied,…

Read more › News - 28th October 2019

parkrun is about community and our community is our volunteers

parkrun is many things to many people. For some it’s a way to track their progress, get faster and commit to running every Saturday morning. For others it’s friendship and being a part of something they love.   parkrun is fundamentally a running event, but it’s also so so much more, it’s about health and…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Family time at parkrun

“parkrun makes my heart happy…I was thinking of doing it forever,‘’ said Alvin Yau’s five-year-old daughter when he told her he was going to write about parkrun. Here, Alvin writes about what else parkrun gives his family, beyond happy hearts!   parkrun – or Wascana parkrun to be more specific – has given my family so many opportunities. To name…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

October 2019 – The first parkrun Canada Ambassadors meeting

Some of the pioneers of parkrun Canada met for the first time this weekend. Attendee Suzanne Brooks, Alberta Ambassador, shares her highlights from a busy weekend spent in beautiful Victoria, B.C.   Friday   Organized by Canada Country Manager, Euan Bowman, with special guest James Kemp (Global Operations Manager) we started off with an informal evening of introductions over dinner.  …

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

The view from the back

Read Cyndy McLean’s uplifting perspective on her experience at Guelph-Eramosa parkrun. Getting up and out of the house before 9 am in not my strength but on a beautiful late summer morning I found myself at the start of the Eramosa River Trail parkrun. I even managed to talk my partner, Sylvain, into joining me…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

parkrun comes to Toronto – all about Downsview parkrun

This week we hear from Cullen Price, Event Director of Downsview parkrun – the first parkrun within the city of Toronto – who celebrated their inaugural event on 21st September.   The Downsview parkrun core team is made up of Amy, Lawrence, Bonnie, Kate, Fred, and Cullen. Each of them discovered parkrun in their own…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

It’s a small world after all

This past spring, Tiare Baird was looking to get more involved in the Whistler community, so she started a search for volunteer opportunities.   She stumbled across an energetic Aussie (who also happened to be the Whistler parkrun Event Director) and her Saturday mornings haven’t been the same since, thanks to the people she’s met…

Read more › News - 8th October 2019

C’est un petit monde après tout

Le printemps dernier, Tiare Baird cherchait à s’impliquer davantage dans la communauté de Whistler, elle a donc commencé à rechercher des possibilités de bénévolat. Elle est tombée sur une Australienne énergique (qui se trouvait être également directrice du parkrun de Whistler) et son samedi matin n’a plus été la même depuis, grâce aux personnes qu’elle…

Read more › News - 3rd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

Sharing Family Stories from Victoria parkrun, Kitchener

One of the nicest things about parkrun at Victoria Park, Kitchener is that you’ll quickly feel like part of the family. The sort of commitment you normally reserve for blood-ties underpins the event, whilst the welcome you receive is as warm as the one you’d hope to receive on a special family occasion.    …

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