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Read more › News - 27th November 2019

The year-round turkey trot

Who would have thought that a Thursday in late November would be the most popular running day in the world! More than a million people take part in organized races on Thanksgiving morning each year, in around a thousand events across the US. The appeal is the low-key, community vibe. Turkey trots are a heart-warming…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 23rd 2019

It was a pretty fantastic start to our busiest week of parkrunning ever in the US, with 94 events in an eight day period. More Americans ran, walked, or volunteered than ever before at parkrun this weekend. That’s pretty cool. But the best part is the great stories that we found of people coming together…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2019

Winter parkrunning

Every year as winter approaches in the US, we hear more questions from parkrunners about parkrunning in cold winter temperatures. parkrun events continue year round, but what about in extreme weather?   The short answer is that safety is paramount, for parkrunners and volunteers alike. And the local Event Directors for each parkrun event make…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2019

The love of routine

Susan, Gerard and Amy, are regulars at parkrun in Ireland. Gerard and Amy both have autism, Susan tells us how the routine of parkrun makes them feel so good.   It was a miserable, wet and windy parkrun morning in November, but we got up as eager as ever, running clothes laid out the night…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 16th 2019

From sunrise in Florida to when the tail walkers finish 3,000 miles away in Seattle there are 6 hours of great stories unfolding across the country. Here are some of our favorite stories this week of celebrations, milestones, discovering new communities, and just getting outside together to start the weekend. Thanks to the 400 volunteers…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2019

The Volunteer in the Background

Most parkrun volunteers are easy to spot. They’re wearing a bright yellow vest, scanning barcodes near the finish, marshaling along the trail, or any of the familiar roles. The volunteer coordinator (VC) role is less visible. Essential to the success of every event, but more in the background.   In this volunteer spotlight we meet…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2019

Barkrunner profile – Scout

Hello all – Foxy here with another fab barkrunner interview.  This time, we are taking the country roads to Charleston, West Virginia to meet the adventurous Scout!   Scout, could you tell us about yourself?    My name is Scout, and I’ll turn 8 on December 18.  My fur mom is a Husky and my fur dad is…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 9th 2019

In this week’s roundup of our favorite pictures and stories we find some enjoying the best of fall, others making the most of what Mother Nature sends them, and others finding rather creative solutions. Some are crazy fast, and some savor every step of the way. If you’re feeling that it’s a long road to…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting! We have a vacancy for a full-time Territory Manager, based in North America, to join the parkrun Global Team.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together,…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Everyone is a friend

Paula Magee found parkrun after losing her four month old son. Here she describes her Armach, Ireland parkrun extended family, and why she looks forward to going every week.   My parkrun journey started three years ago now, at the end of October 2016.   It was after losing our four month old son, and…