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Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

parkrun in Paradise

The Hart family fell in love with parkrun at Paradise Point in Australia. It had something for everyone. After moving back to the US they wanted to recreate the magic in their new community. You can be the judge, but Weedon Island Preserve parkrun, which starts May 18th in St Petersburg, FL, is as close…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2019

A Team Effort in Lafayette

The story of McAllister parkrun is a story about how the city of Lafayette, IN is coming together to create a healthier, more connected community. The course follows the cart paths of a repurposed golf course. The event is supported by a broad coalition of community groups. This new event is the first parkrun event in the…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 13th 2019

Another fantastic weekend is in the books at parkrun USA. More people took part than ever before. We took care of the beautiful settings where we run, walk, and volunteer every week. We celebrated achievements, birthdays, and friendships. And we got ready for some new events that are due to start very soon.    …

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Read more › News - 17th April 2019

From DC to Tokyo

On April 6th parkrunners at Roosevelt Island in Washington DC and in Renton, WA celebrated the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo, the first ever parkrun event in Japan. Both events felt a special connection, thanks to Iwao Ogihara, and a crazy prediction that he made after his study abroad year in DC.   April…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

Fern’s story

‘I never really thought I’d take part in a 5K. I’m so happy that I came out for that first event.” We have a cool update on somebody who we mentioned at the recent launch of Pensacola’s Rec Plex North parkrun. She has been coming back every week since, and she loves it!   In…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 6th 2019

There’s a first time for everything, and this time of year is a great time for firsts at parkrun. In this week’s roundup of pictures and stories from the week we celebrate many different kind of firsts.   If you missed out on parkrun this week, there’s always next week, and the week after that,…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

A real lifesaver

We loved this story in the parkrun UK blog, so we’re sharing it with you!   Zana Ladipo is an NHS doctor who grew up in Nigeria, before returning to the UK.   Zana explains how discovering parkrun, and becoming part of the core team at Southport parkrun was a real lifesaver for her when…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 30th 2019

It’s always fun to celebrate a record-breaking number of parkrun US participants, and even more so when you think about the people behind the numbers and their stories! We aim to share snippets of some of those stories with you each week through pictures, and this week’s set is a treat.     The Louisville…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

A New Healthy Adventure

On April 20th, Sippo Lake parkrun launches in Canton, OH, becoming the second parkrun event in Ohio and the 30th in the US. The free, weekly, timed 5k run/walk on beautiful trails grew out of the parks department’s efforts to help Stark County residents enjoy time outside in nature to improve health and fitness.  …

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 23rd, 2019

Spring was finally in the air this weekend at parkrun USA and that made for some great celebrations. Together, we celebrated anniversaries, milestones, friendships, volunteering, and just the joy of being active outside together.   After a really tough winter, the crowd at Moberly parkrun was excited to welcome the spring weather and celebrate co-Event…