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Read more › News - 26th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

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Read more › News - 18th March 2020

We will get through this, together

Dear parkrunners,   I’m writing to you to let you know that as a fellow parkrunner I am here for you during this time and wish to reassure you that the parkrun family, that I started in 2004, is as strong as it has ever been. We will get through this together, and I know…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2020

A huge celebration at International Women’s Day parkrun!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

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Read more › News - 4th March 2020

Extreme volunteering

Have you ever heard of “Extreme Volunteering”? Neither had we until Annie Bellemare and Laura Cornelissen came onto our radar!   Both of these awesome women have taken their parkrun volunteering roles way beyond Saturday morning. You won’t believe where they have volunteered…!   First up is Annie Bellemare, Quebec Ambassador and French Translation Ambassador…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2020

I’m not defined by my cancer

Amy Van Wyk was born with a congenital heart condition, requiring surgery in her childhood and twenties. In September 2018 she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, aged 36.   Here she tells us how she’s adapted to living with a heart condition and cancer, and how keeping active with weekly parkruns has been a great coping…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

Making Saturday mornings a routine

Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation (OECR) parkrun and the prestigious Case Western Reserve University.   A group of PhD students from the university have made parkrun their Saturday morning routine!   The students all hail from MD, China, NJ and MA and are studying in the departments of Genetics…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Help us celebrate female participation on International Women’s Day

parkrun events all over the world are being encouraged to celebrate female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.    We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and everyone is invited…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2020

The Virtual Volunteer app

It has been just over two years since the launch of the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app, which enables parkrun volunteers to both record times, and scan barcodes using a mobile device.   parkrun Global Operations Manager James Kemp explains the impact the app has had around the world so far, and the vital role it will play in our…

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Read more › News - 20th January 2020

Five tips for cold weather parkrunning

There may be moments during the winter months when you’re standing on the start line of your local parkrun in the cold and rain, questioning why you decided to get out of your warm bed!   But winter parkrunning isn’t just for those hardy souls – anyone can walk, jog, run and volunteer in with…

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Read more › News - 20th January 2020

parkrun profile: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation

When Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation parkrun launched in the fall of 2019, it became the 40th parkrun event in the US, the third in Ohio – but the first in Cleveland.   Co-Event Director, Nancy Desmond, tells us more about the event she calls home…     Matt Kirk and I, co-event directors, didn’t know each…