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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Ce qui nous fait tant aimer parkrun…

Et si nous parlions des multiples raisons qui nous font aimer parkrun?   Comme beaucoup d’entre vous j’en suis sûre, il ne se passe pas une journée sans que je n’essaie de convaincre quelqu’un de venir essayer parkrun le samedi suivant. Ce que j’aime particulièrement c’est qu’il y a tellement des raisons qui nous font…

Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Joey-Lynn’s first 50 parkruns

As I approach my first milestone of 50 runs at parkrun I want to reflect on what parkrun means to me.Whitby parkrun is my home parkrun, located in Whitby, Ontario along the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s a very scenic route on a paved path, part of the Waterfront Trail (same trail Beach Strip parkrun, 115km away).  …

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Spotlight on: Victoria parkrun, Kitchener

While the format of each parkrun is the same the world over, each event has a unique character and story to tell. Every month, we’ll be shining the spotlight on a different Canadian parkrun. This month, we hear from the Victoria parkrun, Kitchener team Julia Heyens, Ola Mabifa and Jonathan Gascho.     This particular…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Recruiting: Social Media Ambassadors

Do you love the parkrun community and want to see it grow? Are you passionate about the power of physical activity to change the lives of as many people as possible?   We’re on the lookout for 3 new Social Media Ambassadors to support the parkrun Canada Comms team to maintain our blog, Facebook, Twitter…

Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Heading south for some sun… and parkrun!

The parkrun brand is international and because of that, no matter which country/parkrun you participate in, you will always see the familiar aspects of the event that makes you feel welcomed and right at home. Perhaps even more impactful is the camaraderie that makes parkrun so much fun. It is really just a big family….

Read more › News - 6th February 2019

En route pour le soleil… et parkrun!

Le nom parkrun est reconnu internationalement. Dans n’importe quel parkrun du monde vous verrez toujours les aspects familiers de l’événement qui vous feront sentir comme chez vous. La camaraderie qui rend parkrun si amusant est toujours présent à travers les frontiers. C’est vraiment juste une grande famille..   J’ai récemment eu le plaisir de participer…

Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Introducing: Strength and Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…

Read more › News - 31st January 2019

Keen Orleans – The Story So Far

Orleans parkrun started in September 2018 and has since had 15 parkrun events, despite a few cancellations due to poor weather conditions. The Orleans parkrun event is currently organized and coordinated by Christian Dussault, Manon Dussault and their two children. The Dussault family were first introduced to parkrun while posted in Australia three years ago. …

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Read more › News - 31st January 2019

How Laurie came to love running

Many of you may be considering walking or running your first 5km this year. After all, we did just celebrate New Year and people are setting fitness goals. But, it can be difficult to take that first step. Fear not! Laurie Thi was just in your shoes having only started running a few months ago…

Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Our local, global community

One of the things that continues to strike Laura Ritchie, Kiwanis Event Director, is how parkrun is a truly global phenomenon, and how it is spread largely through word-of-mouth. Here, she reflects on the first 4 months of parkrun in London, ON.   The reason Kiwanis parkrun came to be is because I heard about parkrun from my sister who lives…

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