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Read more › News - 7th December 2021

A great place to be

Tetsuya Nagano, an amputee soccer player in Japan, was invited to participate at parkrun by Hitoshi, the Event Director of Hirono Kaigankoen parkrun.   He’d initially been reluctant to join in anything outside of his soccer group, but the warm welcome at parkrun soon allayed his fears. Now he’s also introduced parkrun to his teammates,…

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Read more › News - 1st December 2021

Absolutely determined

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No. It was six very special guests completing their first 5k after life changing spinal injuries.   Event Director Jo tells us about the incredible morning at Hull parkrun.   As we gathered at the start, in East Park, Hull, there was something in the air. Something…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

Feedback from the field

When you are getting out of your bed, looking out of the window and see dark grey skies, falling rain and know it is minus degrees (chill factor), THEN you know it is a good day ……. why? you may ask …… Because it is parkrun Saturday!   Ronny Sloht Andersen, Nibe parkrun A74403

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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

Nordic parkruns photo round-up

A cold wind descended across the continent last weekend, and it certainly made its presence felt in the Nordics! Despite the cold winds and the snowy conditions, we still welcomed over 1000 participants and volunteers to our events here. Here’s the highlights!   At the start at this week’s Brabrand parkrun. A bit of rain…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

A humble but huge mission

Almost 2,500 events held, over 23,000 unique participants with nearly 100,000 completed parkruns and more than 23,000 instances of volunteering. In just four years.   This Saturday parkrun Germany celebrates its fourth anniversary! What better reason to take a closer look at the country with the record for the most number of events started in their first…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2021

What are you thankful for?

Each year, parkruns around the world celebrate one ‘special day’, where they can hold an additional parkrun outside of the usual Saturday morning.   The United States are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with it their special parkrunday. Join us as we take a look at the tradition.   For much of United States history,…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

Scanning from mobile devices

Since the personal barcode system was introduced in 2009, over 60 million instances of participation have been recorded at parkrun events around the world.   Over that time we have insisted that in order to record a time, all finishers must present a printed barcode (either in the form of a paper printout or an…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Photo round-up from around the Nordics, 13th November 2021

Welcome to this week’s Nordics photo round-up from last Saturday. With the mild weather continuing, it’s still clear on the ground across the region, and plenty of parkrunners joining us at our events each week. Here’s how it looked this time around:   First up, Nordic walkers making their way along the canal at Vääksyn…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Don’t look for inspiration, look to inspire

Born with a rare genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, causing slow vision degeneration, Shayne Allen said his life motto was not to look for inspiration but to inspire.   Shayne started taking part in Woy Woy parkrun in Australia in 2019, and this is his story.   Despite having less than five per cent central vision,…

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Read more › News - 10th November 2021

Feedback from the field

Susanne Laustsen, who ran marathons before losing her sight in 2004, has since 2010 completed 400 parkruns, with her husband Kim as a guide.   “parkrun is very important to me. It gives me the opportunity to maintain my training and still participate in competitions. I have made a lot of new friends that I…

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