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Read more › News - 10th August 2022

Seeing more disabled people at parkrun

Wheelchair user Jono Whitehead was recommended parkrun by a good friend and frame runner. Initially hesitant, he arrived to find the tail walker that day was his former maths teacher so felt instantly at ease!   Here he tells us why he wants to see more disabled people at parkrun.   I’m disabled and I…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2022

parkrun week in pictures: July 30

Attendance record! We blew our previous record out of the water with a whopping 2,364 finishers across 52 events, amazing! Summer really is in full swing and clearly, parkrun is the place to be on Saturday mornings. 510 super volunteers helped out around the country and we welcomed 357 parkrunners to their first ever event….

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2022

I never believed I could

There’s no need to do the 5k at parkrun. Lois Rowland was a parkrun volunteer for more than ten years before eventually deciding to have a go at the 5k, following an ectopic pregnancy.   Having now completed 50 parkruns, she tells us her story.   My husband is a keen parkrunner and has been taking…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2022

parkrun week in pictures – July 23

Summer is in full swing here in the USA and parkrunners are loving it! We say every weather is perfect parkrunning weather, but a sunny morning during summer vacation really is perfect parkrunning weather. Across the country last weekend we had a record breaking 53 events that saw 2,085 finishers – our second week in…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2022

Living as myself

parkrun is committed to ensuring our events are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, which includes breaking down barriers to signing up. As a result, and following a lengthy international consultation, we evolved the gender question on our registration form in 2020 to include ‘another gender identity’ and ‘prefer not to…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2022

Age is no barrier at parkrun

It was the fifth annual Octogenarian get-together at the home of parkrun – Bushy parkrun in the U.K, on Saturday 2 July, with a total of 39 octogenarians and two nonagenarians making the trip – 32 men and nine women.    George Frogley and Richard Pitcairn-Knowles have been jointly organising this wonderful event since 2017.   The annual event invites…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2022

parkrun week in pictures: July 16

It’s been a happening week in the world of parkrun USA as we say hello to three new events, see lots of parkrunners enjoy the middle of summer, and witness plenty of wildlife.  Lets review some of the best photos of the week!     Our first new event to feature this week is Osborn MetroPark parkrun.  42…

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Read more › News - 13th July 2022

We are here for you all!

With schools breaking up for the summer in many of the parkrun countries, and the weather becoming more than encouraging to spend time outside and plan holidays, it is a perfect time to take care of yourself! And we are here for you all – every week, wherever you are, all summer.   Summer is…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2022

The same but different

Earlier this week the USA celebrated Independence Day. It’s a day of national pride and celebration, so in our own spin we turn the spotlight on three American parkruns to highlight their unique differences, while at their heart having the same friendly and welcoming core.   We start off in Florida, where we have Depot…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2022

Canada Day – a day of celebration

Friday 1 July is Canada Day, and it is a very special day for Canadians around the World.  To celebrate and mark the annual occasion, many Canadian parkruns hold a Canada Day parkrun event. We speak to some Canadian parkrunners about what the special day and parkrun event means to them.   As the Government of…

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