Read more › Uncategorized - 19th August 2021

Tayla and Steve take on parkrun in the “purple peanut”

In Western Australia, Tayla Taseff loves crossing the parkrun finish line before her dad Steve each week.   Steve pushes Tayla, 22, around Yokine parkrun in her “purple peanut” wheelchair each week.   Tayla has cerebral palsy, but she refers to it as “cool people syndrome”.   “We are very cool humans,” Tayla said.  …

Read more › Uncategorized - 19th August 2021

Island parkruns you must sea!

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With over 2,000 parkruns across the world when fully active, we take…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th August 2021

Finding love at parkrun

Nikki Foster and Colin Ward had been unlucky in love, with a string of bad online dates behind them. While Nikki joined parkrun in January 2016 and Colin a few months later in June, they had never met there and wouldn’t meet in person until the following year.    Ready to give up online dating,…

Örebro parkrun 4 newsletter
Read more › Uncategorized - 21st July 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

Read more › Uncategorized - 8th July 2021

The sense of shared community

Andrea Watt and her daughter feel like part of the parkrun family every Saturday morning when they do their (not)parkrun. They’ve not missed one since the lockdowns began in March 2020.   My 15 yr old daughter, Rebecca, and I are regular parkrunners at Stonehaven parkrun in England. We started going in May 2018 and…

Read more › Uncategorized - 1st July 2021

A round of applause just for turning up

Helen Talkowski had never been a runner. After accidentally stumbling on a parkrun in her local park, she saw how fun and friendly it was and decided to give it a go.   In 2017 I told one of my sisters that I was planning to do a couch to 10k course and she told…

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th June 2021

A sense of belonging

“It feels like my body is packing up on me.”   That’s how I described it to my parents one Sunday morning in August 2015. This was after a few months of feeling strange, and regularly not being able to sleep due to a pounding head and feeling flushed. I took my blood pressure on…

Refleksioner over 2020 og forhåbninger for det nye år
Read more › Uncategorized - 31st December 2020

Refleksioner over 2020 og forhåbninger for det nye år

Idet vi tager afsked med 2020, reflekterer parkruns grundlægger Paul Sinton-Hewitt (CBE) over tolv meget anderledes måneder for parkrun.   2020 begyndte med så meget håb. Vores bevægelse, som nu er i sit 16. år, voksede. Holland blev det 22. land med aktive parkruns, vi lancerede en overvældende kampagne med titlen This Girl Can til…

Read more › News, Uncategorized - 29th September 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 29 September

We were delighted to welcome parkrun back across most parts of New Zealand at the weekend, which together with events in Australia’s Northern Territory and one in the Falkland Islands, saw more than 2,700 people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 27 locations. The first time round, it took us five-and-a-half years to go from…

Corona 14 april
Read more › Uncategorized - 14th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 14 April

In last week’s update we explained that parkrun staff would be directly contacting all parkrun event teams and volunteer ambassadors. I’m pleased to let you know that that process has begun, although with around 2,500 conversations to schedule it will likely take several weeks to complete.   Whilst no country in the world has yet…

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