Feedback on our parkrun events comes through many channels. Event teams often receive immediate feedback while still at the venue, sometimes it comes to an Event Director through a follow-up email and most often we receive comments on our event Facebook pages. We appreciate all constructive feedback as it helps us keep our events fun, safe and organized. It also motivates those who volunteer their time week after week to keep the events going.
We’re happy to say that our reviews on social media are overwhelmingly positive, thus the title of this article! In case you haven’t the time to browse through all 23 pages, we’ve compiled some of our favorite “5 Star” reviews here for your reading pleasure.
Sometimes the reviews are short and sweet.
Eagan parkrun- Great free weekly 5K! 1000 thanks to all of the volunteers!!
Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun- Love it. Thank you to the organizers and volunteers for doing this!
Other times they’re quite comprehensive.
Clermont parkrun- We visited the Clermont Parkrun on our holiday to Orlando. We were made to feel really welcome. The atmosphere was very friendly, the run is superb, hugging the lake shore. To round off a fantastic morning we went for breakfast at the local cafe with lots of the runners. Highly recommended
Renton parkrun- My family and I attended our first Renton parkrun today and it was a great experience! The volunteers were so friendly and helpful for the first timers and I felt welcomed by everyone. The course is well marked, flat, paved and has a nice gravel shoulder. The run was also very kid-friendly. What I loved most about the run was how supportive the other participants were! There were many high-fives and words of encouragement all around. This run is great for new and experienced runners/walkers alike. We will definitely participate in more Renton parkruns. Thank you for bringing this to our area.
Often people remark about the beauty or pace of the courses.
Anacostia parkrun- Awesome course! Flat and fast and, last but not least, free
Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun- A small but very friendly parkrun. Nice run around the harbour wall and well worth the hour and a bit drive from Chicago.
Roosevelt Island parkrun- The course is essentially out and back with an extended loop in the middle. Parts are on trails under a canopy of trees and a large section is on boardwalks over the edge of the river. It’s a great location on a very quiet island that’s in the centre of the city. The people were so friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my morning.
Crissy Field parkrun- I love parkrun. You meet great people and it is timed. I bring my yorkie everytime I go and she loves it. A view of the Golden gate certainly helps. Big Thanks to all the volunteers who make this possible.
Jamaica Pond parkrun- Beautiful course in this wonderful city. Friendly volunteers and very well organised and marshalled. Don’t miss it if you are in Boston
Some reviewers are brand new to parkrun.
Mountain Goat Trail parkrun- Just did my first parkrun, and it was fantastic. This is for everyone…run or walk. Come out and start your weekend off with a running start!
Eagan parkrun- First time yesterday and I was told I might become addicted. I must say I agree! So much fun and such a wonderful way to start the day. Everyone there was so nice, welcoming, and encouraging. I loved every minute of it. Thanks!!
Roosevelt Island parkrun- Today was my third time with parkrun. Everything is very well organized and people are so friendly! Thank you very much.
Livonia parkrun- First time attending this morning and I loved it. I was a little nervous about going alone and not knowing anyone but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The volunteers were super great and everyone was very nice. Was so nice to run outside with others. It helped motivate me so much I hit 2 new Personal Bests.
I will definitely be back soon for more runs and volunteering. If you are thinking about going I would encourage it 100%.
Thanks to everyone who makes this event happen.
Durham, NC parkrun- I had a fantastic first time at Durham parkrun today. I have family in Durham and was visiting from New Bern looking for a place to run with a group. A well organized and perfectly marked course full of friendly and welcoming runners and volunteers. I will be coming back when I visit again; thanks for the great run!
While some are veterans visiting from overseas.
Livonia parkrun- Visiting from Lincoln, England – Tim & everyone else couldn’t have been nicer & more hospitable – the parkrun spirit is definitely alive and spreading .. so good to meet you all & thank you for taking Leo under your wing for his 1st parkrun experience – if only i could come back .. one day maybe, as long as you dry the ground for me ! All the best .. happy running ..
But our favorite reviews of all are those that compliment our volunteers and the warm, welcoming atmosphere parkrunners experience at our events.
Moberly parkrun- parkrun is a free 5k held in a beautiful park. They are an uplifting and cheerful bunch to spend your Saturday morning run with!
Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun- Very friendly and welcoming group of people at this parkrun. The track is beautiful, running along the side of the harbor. Highly recommended for runners, joggers or walkers of all levels. Thanks for a great event.
Renton parkrun- Thank you to all the friendly volunteers and all the multi national runners. Great start to Saturday morning
Leakin Park parkrun- An incredibly friendly group and a spectacular location. Made some new friends this morning!
Jamaica Pond parkrun- A wonderful, active, and free way to meet people in the community! Really warm and welcoming group.
Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkun- The volunteers are friendly and encouraging—it’s a great event to attend regardless of fitness level!
Thank you to all those who help make our parkrun events “5 Stars” and to those who take the time to provide helpful and encouraging feedback.
Viveka from Sweden is a self-proclaimed non-runner, but she shared the story of how she became a parkrunner. She volunteers more than she participates and more often walks than runs, which is true for many parkrunners around the world. No matter how you participate, if you do, you’re a parkrunner and you’re always welcome. …
If you’ve arrived at parkrun during event set-up or have volunteered for your local event, you’ve likely watched a Run Director pull all of the parkrun gear out of a Mary Poppins-esque bundle. It’s true that parkruns happen with minimal equipment and intentionally have a small footprint. Each event has the same tokens, stopwatches, scanners,…