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Read more › Uncategorized - 26th September 2023

Week in Pictures: September 23

There was plenty of parkrun tourism evident on September 23. The events on the East Coast even had a visit from Tropical Storm Ophelia, accompanied by some very challenging weather conditions. Rain or shine, it was obvious our bold volunteers can accommodate everyone and everything.     The few souls (as in fewer than usual)…

Read more › News - 21st September 2023

Top tips to get a personal best

First and foremost, we all know that parkrun is about taking part, community, being social together outdoors, and maybe grabbing a coffee afterwards. But sometimes, you want to aim for a personal best (PB)!   We share some top tips from long-distance runner and regular Australian parkrunner Steve Moneghetti about how to give yourself the…

Read more › Uncategorized - 21st September 2023

Week in Pictures: September 16

Do you remember? The 16th morning of September? Well if you don’t, we’ve got the pics to prove you had a great time at 59 different parkrun events all across the country. Let’s see what you got into:     Never was a cloudy day at South Boulder Creek parkrun. Put this one on your list if…

Des Moines Creek parkrun
Read more › Uncategorized - 14th September 2023

parkrun week in pictures: September 9

It was another banner day Saturday for parkrun. Many events took advantage of good weather, especially Des Moines Creek parkrun poising for their album cover.     And they’re off! The Third Creek Greenway parkrun folks got off to a great start. So nice the new banners double as a Start Line.     No one…

Read more › News - 13th September 2023

Volunteering at parkrun helped build my confidence

Simon Tobin is a full-time doctor and regularly speaks with hundreds of people throughout the week, but he has a fear of talking in public and can stammer when he gets nervous. Volunteering at parkrun helped him get used to talking to groups of people, and even gave him the opportunity and confidence to take part in…

Read more › News - 6th September 2023

parkrun week in pictures: September 2

Our first parkrunday of September did not disappoint! 3,415 finishers and 653 volunteers decided to spend their Labor Day Weekend parkrunning, and for the first time ever we had 64 events going forward on a single day. Let’s take a look at those pictures!     These Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrunners are looking…

Read more › News - 31st August 2023

From Cape Town to Poznań

When Michał George started parkrunning at his local event in South Africa, he discovered five reasons that kept him returning every Saturday morning.   We speak to Michał about why he loves parkrun and his experience of going to an event in his home country, Poland.   I heard about parkrun through my younger brother…

Panoramic view of Canyon Rim Trail parkrun
Read more › Uncategorized - 30th August 2023

Week in Pictures: August 26

Tis the season to be learning, but we are looking forward to have our young cross country athletes back at parkrun again and set another attendance record! In the meantime, our weekly blog post explores the visual content provided by the wonderful volunteer photographers at numerous parkrun locations across the US.     Anacostia parkrun…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 24th August 2023

Week in Pictures: August 19

Did you know we’ve broken our attendance record here at parkrun USA 7 times already in 2023? Our PB was beaten again on Saturday as 3,711 of you walked, ran or jogged at 62 different events from coast to coast. Momentum is building across the country in big cities and small communities alike, and we’ve got…

Read more › News - 23rd August 2023

A Journey of Health and Community

Ken, a regular parkrunner at Hamlet Park parkrun*, recounts his story of how parkrun helped him recover from a series of atrial fibrillation events. Realizing he needed to make lifestyle changes, he attended parkrun and gradually incorporated running into his routine.  He found his health improved and formed meaningful connections in his community.   *Before we…