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Read more › News - 28th September 2022

Top five reasons to walk at parkrun

Whether you’re finding your feet, not sure how to get started, craving some me time or are keen to introduce someone new to parkrun, here are five reasons why we love walking at parkrun to get you ready for #parkwalk!   Catch-up with friends   We know that life is expensive right now, so why…

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Read more › News - 28th September 2022

18 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 18th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 18 years of parkrunning!    The beginning   On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London, for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Paul…

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Read more › News - 27th September 2022

parkwalker role explained

As part of the parkwalk campaign this October, we are introducing a brand new volunteer role – the parkwalker!   It has been created to demonstrate that walking at parkrun is both encouraged and valued.   Why “parkwalker”?   Inclusivity and participation, rather than speed, has been a key principle of parkrun since day one….

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Read more › News - 22nd September 2022

My happy place

Broken Hill Racecourse parkrun in outback Australia is more than 300 kilometres from its closest parkrun. Maria Kelly, who has volunteered as a course marshal 58 times, explains why spending her Saturday mornings cheering parkrunners through the desert, while being surrounded by native wildlife is a highlight of her week.   I’m a 54-year-old woman…

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Read more › News - 21st September 2022

week in pictures: September 17

It was our last weekend of summer and what better way to spend your Saturday morning than with a 5k and some of your favorite people? Let’s take a look at what our events got up to around the country:     Baltimore and Annapolis Trail parkrun in Maryland turned one last weekend. The balloons…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 15th September 2022

Week in pictures: September 10

Did you know that the last parkruns in the world happen right here in the US every week? parkruns in New Zealand and Australia happen on Friday afternoon here in the US, but our parkruns on the west coast finish up early Sunday morning down under. Time zones, how do they work?   Here is…

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Read more › News - 14th September 2022

Introducing: parkwalk at parkrun!

This October marks 18 years since parkrun’s founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, shouted “Go!” at the very first parkrun event. We’d like to make this 18th anniversary one to remember by dedicating the whole month of October to something extra special…   parkwalk at parkrun!   Paul’s vision was that parkrun would be open to everyone, no…

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Read more › News - 14th September 2022

parkwalk campaign: your questions answered

What is the parkwalk campaign in a nutshell?   This is a global campaign to celebrate and promote walking at parkrun, to coincide with parkrun’s 18th anniversary (the first event took place in Bushy Park, London in October 2004).   It’s called parkrun, not parkwalk! Why are you focusing on walkers?    The name ‘parkrun’…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2022

Celebrating the 500 volunteer milestone club

695,890 people across the world know how wonderful it can be to volunteer at parkrun.   Getting some fresh air and vitamin D, meeting new people, being with family and friends, getting active, problem solving, team building, and gaining life skills are just a few examples of why volunteering comes with incredible physical and mental health benefits….

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Read more › News - 6th September 2022

Week in pictures: September 3

Happy first parkrunday of September! We had 2,279 finishers across 52 events, with 518 volunteers and 323 first timers. We won’t go as far as saying fall is arriving, but it’s certainly not the heat and humidity of a few weeks ago, so we’re getting somewhere. Let’s take a look at the pictures:    …