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Read more › News - 21st October 2021

Feeling so welcomed

After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody.   Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way.   I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun.   I completed the Couch to 5k program, after…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Letting insight be our guide

Over the past 17 years we’ve placed a high priority on listening to the parkrun community and gathering insight to help support our decision making.    It’s really important for us to keep on top of how the parkrun community is feeling and, over the past few years, we have focused our efforts on gathering…

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Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Ten years of parkrun Poland

The first parkrun in Poland took place on 15 October 2011.   As the country celebrates its ten year parkrun anniversary, we take a look back at some special moments.   When back in the autumn of 2011, five participants arrived at the very first Polish location: parkrun Gdynia, no one was able to predict…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2021

New milestone t-shirts

We’re really pleased to announce that, with the order of milestone t-shirts now safely in stock, six new milestone t-shirts are available to order for all eligible parkrunners.   Now, for the first time, there are the same milestone clubs (and t-shirts) whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer:   junior 10 and junior v10…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2021

A special day!

Every parkrun is special, providing an opportunity for everybody – walkers, joggers, runners, and volunteers to be together and create an inclusive, unique, and positive community. But some parkruns are even more special when they are held on a significant date!   parkrun has always been about community and bringing together people from all walks…

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Read more › News - 7th October 2021

iPRO Hydrate becomes new global partner

We are delighted to announce that healthy hydration drinks brand iPRO has joined the parkrun family in a first-of-its-kind six-year global partnership which will see iPRO become Global Hydration Partner.   Both parkrun and iPRO are passionate about encouraging healthy, active lifestyles. As the Official Hydration Partner, iPRO are heavily invested in the global growth…

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Read more › News - 6th October 2021

17 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.   Paul and Joanne Sinton-Hewitt, Duncan Gaskell, Simon Hedger and Robin Drummond made up the…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2021

Celebrating 17 years – The evolution of volunteering at parkrun

It’s parkrun’s 17th anniversary this coming weekend and, to mark the occasion, we’re celebrating everything volunteering.    We’ve learnt a lot over the years, and here, for the first time, we’re telling the story of what we once thought about volunteering, how that’s changed, and what it might look like in the future.   Volunteering…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2021

An opportunity for everyone – The roster can never be full

Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer at parkrun, a course can never have too many marshals, and more tail walkers equals more fun!   Volunteering is super easy, and there’s no training or experience required – it’ll also make you feel great. But don’t take our word for it.   Read on to find…

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Read more › News - 29th September 2021

We are recruiting Event Ambassadors!

parkrun New Zealand is looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes and outside of Saturday morning as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who…

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