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Read more › News - 11th May 2022

parkrun New Zealand turns 10

We’re celebrating ten years of parkrunning in New Zealand! On May 5, 2012, 89 people, including volunteers participated at the very first event on the Lower Hutt riverbank.   Lian and Noel de Charmoy introduced parkrun to New Zealand after visiting their dear friend and parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Bushy Park in London. The…

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Read more › News - 10th May 2022

parkrun week in pictures: May 7

For the first time in a while, we didn’t have a single cancellation last weekend! The first parkrun of May saw 1,580 finishers across 47 events. 443 parkrunners helped fill our volunteer roles and we welcomed 212 parkrunners to their first parkrun ever – wow! It is officially 100% spring around the country, so let’s…

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Read more › News - 5th May 2022

parkrun week in pictures: April 30

April showers bring – volunteer records! Across the country last weekend we saw 1,636 finishers across 42 events, with a whopping 443 volunteers, absolutely smashing our old record. Thank you to everyone who helped out. We also had 247 parkrunners finish their first parkrun ever, so we’re in for some big things this summer! Let’s…

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Read more › News - 4th May 2022

Celebrate togetherness with Thank You Day

On Saturday 4 June, we would love for parkrun events to come together and celebrate togetherness, gratitude, and all things community – the beating heart of parkrun. The same weekend, we also celebrate the tenth anniversary of parkrun in the USA.   Of course, parkrun events are already a fantastic way of uniting people, but why…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2022

parkrun week in pictures: April 23

Spring is officially in full swing here at parkrun USA. We had 1,573 finishers across 39 events, and only one weather related cancellation. 397 parkrunners helped fill our volunteer roles, 28 of whom had never volunteered before, and we welcomed 217 people to their first parkrun ever. Let’s take a look at the pictures:  …

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Read more › News - 20th April 2022

parkrun week in pictures: April 16

Wow what a big weekend for parkrun USA. Marathon weekend in Boston gave us our highest attendance of the year, with 1,995 finishers across 41 events. We welcomed 238 parkrunners to their first ever parkrun and set a record for our most volunteers on one day with 431 parkrunners filling all of the volunteer roles,…

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Read more › News - 19th April 2022

It’s great to volunteer!

During the second half of April, North America celebrates the Volunteer.  This is the time of year where we collectively appreciate the contributions of volunteers and the health and wellbeing benefits of being one. This week it is National Volunteer Week in the USA, and it’s Canada’s turn to celebrate next week.   At parkrun volunteers…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2022

A family affair

All around the world children and young people take part in parkrun events with their families. The UK, Ireland and Australia even have a junior parkrun series, which is 2k on a Sunday.   The first junior parkrun took place 12 years ago this month. What better time to take a closer look at families…

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Read more › News - 13th April 2022

parkrun week in pictures: April 9

We had no weather-related cancellations this week which makes it a wildly successful parkrun day in our books! Across the country we had 1,726 finishers at 45 events – that ties our most events on a single day and is just shy of our highest attendance this year. We’re predicting big things for us this…