Read more › News - 29th September 2023

Volunteering is the fabric of parkrun

Volunteers across the board, whatever their role, are fundamental to the long-term success of parkrun. They are the social glue that holds everything together and are one of the factors that make parkrun so special. On parkrun’s 19th anniversary we’d like to celebrate these wonderful people.    Since the first event in 2004, we have significantly…

Read more › News - 28th September 2023

How to pick the best sports bra for you

You can wear anything when you join in at parkrun – a suit, shorts, jeans or even fancy dress. We want everyone to enjoy parkrun and being comfortable in what you’re wearing is crucial. If you’re going to move a lot, walk, or run you might want to consider using a sports bra. We chatted…

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 › 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…

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…

A family wearing parkrun milestone shirts pose with their backs to the camera to show the numbers
Read more › News, Uncategorized - 17th August 2023

Week in Pictures: August 12

Events across the US enjoyed solid participation, with a handful breaking their attendance records! We hope you join us this Saturday for another awesome parkrunday and to continue reaching for your milestone,       The volunteers at Fort Ward parkrun were all smiles this week, helping participants beat the heat and finish their 5K.  …

Read more › News - 16th August 2023

Celebrating seven years of parkrun Canada

This week marks our seventh year of parkrun Canada, and while that story is worth sharing, it is the backdrop for an abundance of stories in the parkrun world. From incredible personal achievements to heartwarming community connections, Canadian parkruns have witnessed many tales that deserve to be celebrated.   Stories can be found everywhere. They can be found on…

Read more › News - 9th August 2023

parkrunning Through Nature at Osborn MetroPark

Just to the east of Sandusky, Ohio, a fun and free community event known as Osborn MetroPark parkrun has been creating waves of excitement and camaraderie since its inception. Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, the Event Director, and his wife, Morgan, brought his enthusiasm for parkrun from South Africa to the US. Having just celebrated its first anniversary, we’ll delve…

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