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Read more › News - 26th January 2023

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2023

week in pictures: January 21

Happy parkrunning! January 21st saw 2,252 finishers across 52 events – not bad for the middle of winter! We had an amazing 556 volunteers and 338 parkrunners finished an event for the first time ever. Let’s take a look at the pictures:     It was a snowy morning at Merrymeeting parkrun in Maine, but…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2023

Welcoming Brooks as global footwear partner

We are excited to announce a landmark multi-year partnership with Brooks, who have become parkrun’s global footwear partner and the first presenting partner of parkrun USA, Netherlands and Germany.   Brooks have been involved with parkrun since launching a three year partnership in the UK and Ireland back in 2020. Across the past three years…

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Read more › News - 18th January 2023

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from parkrun Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where something magical happens…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 18th January 2023

Week in pictures: January 14

We’re fully into winter now and you just never know what you’re going to get in a country as large and climate diverse as ours. Slush? Sure. Ice? You bet.   You know by now that all weather is good parkrunning weather. 49 events took place last weekend from Baltimore to Bentonville and we have the…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2023

Five tips for your first volunteering at parkrun

If volunteering for the first time at parkrun is one of your New Year’s resolutions but you’re not sure what to expect, read our five tips for volunteering to see why we love it so much!   1) Take someone with you   From our volunteering research, we know that some people who are volunteering for…

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Read more › News - 11th January 2023

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   The first weekend of October 2019 sees the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey,…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2023

Week in pictures: New Year’s Weekend 2023

Happy new year parkrun USA! With New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, we were lucky enough for two parkruns in one weekend. Saturday saw 55 events with 2,260 finishers – what a way to round out the year! Sunday was more low key with some rain across various events, giving us 880…

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Read more › News - 5th January 2023

How to take on your first 5k parkrun

Is 2023 going to be the year you do your first 5k parkrun?    Whether you’re a complete first timer, or you’ve been coming for years as a volunteer parkrunner, here are seven quick tips to make sure you kick 2023 off the best way we know how.   1) Wear something comfy   You don’t…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 30th December 2022

Week in Pictures: December 24

Thanks to a once in a generation bomb cyclone that covered the US and Canada, Only 16 out of 56 parkruns in the US were able to go ahead on Saturday. Lucky for us our volunteer photographers were out in the field capturing the action. Let’s see what you were up to      …