Monica Swords and her family relocated to Mansfield, Ohio. Keen to keep the kids active and meet new friends, they were looking for a way to combine both with the great outdoors… Enter parkrun!
3 years ago, my family moved over an hour away from where we have always lived due to a job change for my husband.
Right after moving, we discovered there was a parkrun starting up and it was less than half a mile away from our new house. We are homeschoolers, so we decided to check it out and use the time as our physical education requirement.
Damian (9) and Reagan (6) have now completed more than 50 parkruns with me, as well as volunteering. Logan (13) has completed 10 parkruns and volunteered more than 50 times. Between the 4 of us, we have well over 160 parkruns and are still going strong!
3 years ago, we knew no one in our new town. But thanks to parkrun and the amazing people at the Mansfield, Ohio location, we now have people who are more like family to us.
We all have circles of connections in our lives: your work folk, your family, your classmates, pals who you served with – then there’s this gathering on Saturday mornings on the banks of the Mighty Anacostia river where for a brief moment a parkrun flag is raised – calling a group of folk to Washington,…
With just a few days left until the reopening of parkrun New Zealand it feels like we really are making excellent progress and, after fifteen Saturdays without a single parkrun anywhere in the world, this weekend we can all celebrate a great step forward. Everyone has worked hard and waited patiently, and we can all be…