Read more › News - 1st June 2023

We’re one team

All around the world, we’ve seen over 28,000 unique volunteers in the parkwalker role and they’ve parkwalked over 52,000 times!   We speak to one of the parkwalkers, Cathy Hannon, about why she chooses to volunteer in her favourite role every Saturday morning. Cathy’s chronic condition means that parkwalking is the best option for her, she relishes the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 1st June 2023

Week in Pictures: May 27

All of the talk around the barbecue during Memorial Day weekend had to do with our huge record breaking weekend at parkrun USA. We welcomed 3,204 runners and walkers to 61 different events from Biddeford to Bainbridge Island. Whether it was your 1st or 101st parkrun, we hope to see you back throughout the summer….

Read more › News - 25th May 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the Ambassador Programme

This week we’re looking back on 10 years of the parkrun Ambassador Programme.   Ambassador roles enable more people to get involved with parkrun, share their knowledge, and support their communities health and happiness.   Find out how it all started, what the Ambassadors do and what we have achieved together.     Firstly, what…

Read more › News - 24th May 2023

A Blossoming Community in Brunswick

At almost a year old, we check in with Merrymeeting parkrun and how it’s formed a cherished community in Brunswick, Maine.   The Event Director, Kristen Cahill, gives us the origin story and why it’s so beloved, and what you can expect if you visit. Recounting how she first experienced parkrun, it was from a sabbatical…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 24th May 2023

week in pictures: May 20

  It was a beautiful spring morning across parkrun USA, although the temperatures have started to creep upwards. Even though we missed an attendance record, there was a wonderful turn out of folks eager to get moving and enjoy some parkrun community.     The folks at Aspen parkrun welcomed their first parkrun tourist from Australia. Fun…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2023

parkrun made it all easy

Rahema Mamodo started parkrunning after completing a 5k starter programme. She’s enjoyed the support and inclusivity of the parkrun community, which has led her to join a running club and enter long distance races.   I was recommended to try parkrun by the leader of my 5k group. I registered and went along to my local event in…

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Read more › News - 18th May 2023

week in pictures: May 13 2023

Wow, another parkrun week, another USA record broken! This past Saturday we beat our previous attendance record (set just last week) by over 200 finishers! For the first time in history, we had 61 events in action, for a total of 2,908 finishers. Think we can break 3,000 this summer? Let’s take a look at…

Read more › News - 9th May 2023

Celebrating 500 in the 500 walk, jog, run milestone club

Each week, all around the world, we celebrate those who reach a milestone club. But last weekend, parkrun hit a major landmark. We’re proud to now have over 500 members in the 500 run, jog, walk milestone club!   Out of eight million global registered parkrunners, more than 600,000 people are a part of a run, jog,…

Read more › News - 9th May 2023

Week in pictures: May 6

A number of events had their start time moved to 8 am this week. We hope that did not catch you off guard and you enjoyed running, jogging, walking or volunteering on a beautiful Saturday morning. Let’s see how our free weekly 5k events went on the first week of May:     While for…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2023

Five reasons why we love the wristband

From sending your parkrun stats directly to you to safely carrying all your emergency contact details, the parkrun wristband has been coming in handy since it was first introduced.   Here, we look at some of the reasons why we love our unique wristbands:   1) Make your parkruns colourful   Want to add some…