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Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

‘The’ parkrun tour

The word ‘the’ is the most commonly used word in the English language – so much so, we’ve already used it four times!   And parkrun is no exception to this, with 12 parkruns worldwide starting with the word the.   For those parkrunners looking for some inspiration, here are five parkruns that will capture…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Numerical parkruns

Numbers and statistics have always been a huge part of parkrun. From the very first event when 13 runners and five volunteers took part, right up to the present day which has just seen us top 50,000,000 completed parkruns.   And that’s before we even get to milestones, average attendances, total distance run, age grading percentages,…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

Capital city parkruns

When heading off to Europe for a city break, the first thing we do when booking a holiday is to find the nearest parkrun!   With parkruns now taking place in 21 countries worldwide, we take a closer look at nine European capital cities that scan barcodes every week.     Berlin, Germany - Hasenheide parkrun     parkrun launched…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

The Full Ponty

It’s time for the Full Ponty! Yes, you read that correctly, we said the Full Ponty.    In the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series, we’re talking about the parkrun tourism challenge to complete the three parkruns beginning with Pont – Pontefract, Pontypool and Pontypridd. You can leave your hat on!     1. Pontefract parkrun  …

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

The Pirates Club!

Ahoy matey, it’s time to find your sea legs because we’re off to sail the seven seas!   Batten down the hatches, for the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series we discover The Pirates Club!   That’s the tourist challenge involving completing seven parkruns beginning with the letter C, and one starting with the letter R. Or…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

The parkrun Six Nations

The annual Six Nations rugby union tournament sees England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head. What is one thing those nations all have in common? They all host weekly parkruns of course!   With the men’s and women’s Six Nations due to kick-off in February, we take you on a parkrun tour of…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun Name Club!

What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to parkrun!   In this edition of our Tourism Series, we take a look at the six parkruns that share their name with parkrunners.   1. Name: Alice Holt parkrun Number of parkrunners named Alice Holt: 2   Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire is named after Ælfsige, who…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun Twins Tour!

584 parkruns take place around the UK on Saturdays, but just six share their name with a parkrun in another part of the world: Albert, Bushy, Cambridge, Durham, Gladstone and Victoria.    In this edition of the parkrun Tourism Series we take a look at these parkrun ‘twins’ and reveal how many people have completed…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

parkrun Wildlife

Almost 1,700 communities worldwide are now home to parkrun events every Saturday and Sunday, and just like the variety of parkrun courses, parkrunners come in all different shapes and sizes, ages and experiences, coming together every week for a walk, jog or run, followed by a coffee and a chat.   Whilst man’s best friends, the four-legged parkdogs…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2018

10 year tour of parkrun in Scotland!

The birthday celebrations at Pollok parkrun in Glasgow this Saturday will also mark 10 years of parkrun in Scotland.   From a single event in 2008, a further 43 parkruns and 14 junior parkruns have sprung up north of the border, from Crichton to Camperdown and Troon to Thurso, with 143,000 different people completing 1.3 million…

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