Read more › Uncategorized - 29th May 2023

Welcome to the special day events in Denmark & Sweden!

This weekend will be a celebration of parkrun with our ‘special day’ events taking place in Denmark on 5th June and Sweden on 6th June, in addition to our regular parkrun events on Saturday 3rd June.   In Denmark 6 of our 9 events will be hosting a special event on Monday 5th June, including…

Read more › Uncategorized - 8th March 2023

Three million women and girls at parkrun. But we can do more.

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day and we’re proud to have welcomed nearly three million women and girls to walk, jog, run and volunteer at parkrun.   Whilst thousands of women and girls participate in parkrun every single weekend, we also know that they are less likely to come along to parkrun after they…

Read more › Uncategorized - 12th October 2022

Esittelyssä parkwalkerit parkrunissa

Tässä kuussa juhlimme lokakuun parkwalk kampanjaa ja nostamme esille kävelijöitä pohjoismaiden tapahtumista.   Tällä viikolla tapaamme Minnan, joka on toimii säännöllisesti takimmaisena Vääksyn kanavan parkrunissa.   Jos oikein muistan, näin ilmoituksen Vääksyn kanava parkrunin alkamisesta paikallislehdessä. Tapahtuma herätti mielenkiintoni, koska olin jo pitkään miettinyt, miten lisäisin liikkumistani. En ole koskaan ollut erityisen innostunut liikunnasta enkä…

Read more › Uncategorized - 10th November 2021

parkrun South Africa turns 10

Lions delaying the start, whale sightings on the coast, curious giraffes and pre-event briefings in Zulu. This month, parkrun South Africa turns 10.   To celebrate, parkrun South Africa President Bruce Fordyce talks us through the growth of parkrun across a country that now boasts the slowest average parkrun finish time at 42.57.   One…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th October 2021

Nye T-skjorter for milepæloppnåelse

Vi er veldig glade for å fortelle at nå som vi har T-skjortene for milepæloppnåelse på plass, er det kommet seks nye T-skjorter som kan bestilles av kvalifiserte parkrunnere.   For første gang har man de samme milepælklubbene (og T-skjortene) for dem som går, jogger, løper eller er frivillig:   Junior 10 og v10 25…

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,…

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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…

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