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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 11th 2019

It was a perfect Mothers’ Day weekend across parkrun USA. Kids made their moms proud, moms made their kids proud, and over 1,800 people enjoyed running, walking, or volunteering on a beautiful Spring morning.   5 new US parkrun events are starting in the next month. If you’re a regular reader of these weekly roundups,…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 4th 2019

We love celebrating your achievements at parkrun, and this week there were some amazing achievements to celebrate. Whether it involves going faster or further than you’ve gone before, or showing up, for the first time or the 100th time, or visiting new communities, or creating new communities, or dragging your human out of bed to…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Introducing Oak Grove parkrun

Oak Grove parkrun, which launches June 1st, aims to create a healthy community that links towns on the Kentucky-Tennessee border and the military families that call nearby Fort Campbell home.   A parkrun brings so many health and most importantly community benefits. Community was at the forefront of Event Director Zack Lever’s thinking when he…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

What goes up …

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun will launch on June 1st 2019 in the rural, quintessential town of Woodstock, Vermont. This event is all about creating a sustainable, healthy community in a setting that has been committed to sustainability since the 19th century. That, and the climb to The Pogue. A Tradition of Sustainability Woodstock, Vermont is known for…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Barkrunner Interview: Otsana and Baldr

“The starting line seems just like the Iditarod to us!”   Hey fab friends!  Your barkrunner correspondent Foxy here, and this week I’m taking you all the way to the Pacific Northwest to meet power couple Baldr and Otsana of Renton parkrun!   Hi Baldr and Ostana, what’s your story? I’m Baldr, a 3 and…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, while showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident parkrunner, whatever your aspirations.   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Our parkrun Week in Pictures, April 27th 2019

Another parkrunday is in the rearview mirror, but we had a wonderful time celebrating exciting new milestones and birthdays. As ever, of course, the best part of parkrun isn’t earning a medal or a shirt, but the friends that we make and the communities that we build together.     At Livonia parkrun, Sam became the…

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Read more › News - 26th April 2019

April Volunteer Update

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of the parkrun USA & Canada Volunteer update!   Our goal in developing this update is to share important and useful information with parkrun volunteers. You will receive one email per month via this channel. If you read only one thing from parkrun each month, please read this!…

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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Our parkrun Week in Pictures, April 20th 2019

Well, we think that we can finally say that winter is in the rearview mirror and warmer weather is on its way to parkrun USA! This weekend, we welcomed a new parkrun to our family, set another new attendance record, spotted a few bunnies, and just generally enjoyed being outside with our families and parkrun…

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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Supporting our Parks and Trails

Sometimes landowners are surprised when prospective parkrun teams approach them, asking for permission to hold 52 events per year, for free. Increasingly, though, parks authorities are eager to work with us, because parkrun communities are such good stewards of the parks and trails that we use.   Here are just a few things that local…