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Celebrate togetherness with Thank You Day

On Saturday 4 June, we would love for parkrunners to come together and celebrate togetherness, gratitude, and all things community – the beating heart of parkrun.    Of course, parkrun events are already a fantastic way of uniting people, but why not extend the togetherness with a delicious post-parkrun picnic?   For Thank You Day…

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Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

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My community

Sarah James has come to realise that her involvement in parkrun is strongly linked to a desire to be part of her community.   Each week I read the parkrun articles and how lives have been transformed, whether it be for a variety of health concerns either physical/mental or for simply getting fitter. But at…

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A family affair

All around the world children and young people take part in parkrun events with their families. The UK, Ireland and Australia even have a junior parkrun series, which is 2k on a Sunday.   The first junior parkrun took place 12 years ago this month. What better time to take a closer look at families…

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Three years of parkrun Japan

Three years on from the launch of parkrun Japan, there are now 29 events spread over a country that is made up of more than 7,000 islands.    Events in the region even helped with the 2011 tsunami recovery project.   Haru is the Japanese word for spring, a time of year that symbolises new…

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Welcome to parkrun!

parkrun events provide a safe, welcoming and friendly community for everyone, whether you want to come along and walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate or meet new people.    We encourage you to share the below article with those who may benefit from the support of the parkrun community.    A Ukrainian translation of the article…

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Five reasons we love the barcode

At parkrun, we’ve always tried to keep that event day experience the same as it was back when we began in 2004.   But one thing has evolved over the years – the barcode. Here we take a look at the importance of the barcode, and why we love it.   For the first five…

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Malaysia update – March 17

We wanted to assure you that we are still working behind the scenes, along with Malaysia’s Event Ambassador Emer, monitoring restrictions, in order to be ready to reopen parkrun in Malaysia as soon as Ministry of Health Malaysia restrictions allow.   Over the past few months contact has been made with the Ministry of Youth…

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Together or apart

After moving to Sweden in 2019, Laura Stepko went along to Malmö Ribersborg parkrun to meet new people and make friends.   Little did she know that it would lead to a chance meeting over post-parkrun coffee, which would eventually take her to the other side of the world to start a new life –…

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Welcoming nearly 100,000 women and girls for #IWDparkrun

Success as #IWDparkrun encourages female participation at parkruns around the world, in a celebration of International Women’s Day.   parkruns all over the world united in a celebration of women and girls on Saturday 5 March, to mark International Women’s Day.   Around the globe, almost  1,000 females volunteered for the very first time, and more…