Read more › News - 23rd March 2023

Week in pictures: March 18

St Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Pi Day… Lots of reasons to celebrate at our 53 parkrun USA events last weekend! Of out 1,955 finishers, we had 264 parkrunners finishing an event for the first time. Let’s take a look at those pictures!     If events could join milestone clubs, Evergreen parkrun in New Jersey…

Read more › News - 22nd March 2023

Asperger’s: my superpower

Matthew Akpan’s superpower, Asperger’s Syndrome, has seen him become an esteemed parkrunner and complete some brilliant challenges for charity in memory of his father.   I’ve been running since the age of 13 years old, when I started at my running club in 2002. Since my first parkrun in 2008, I’ve completed over 330 parkruns at…

Read more › News - 16th March 2023

You’re always welcome at parkrun

Going to parkrun was non-negotiable for Tess, but over time she fell out of love and “felt like a burden”.   After hearing about the parkwalk initiative she returned to parkrun, feeling welcome and accepted within the community.   I got involved relatively early on with parkrun – I was even on the start line of…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2023

Week in Pictures: March 11

We celebrated International Women’s Day at parkruns across the world this week. At 50 US events from Raleigh to Richmond, we were fortunate to have many volunteer teams composed of all women. And a lot of our parkrunners turned up in purple to celebrate the occasion. Over 2,100 of you were out running or walking…

Read more › News - 9th March 2023

Week in pictures: March 4

Another great parkrun week for USA! We had 2,007 finishers across 50 events, with 505 parkrunners helping out in volunteer positions – amazing! Let’s take a look at those pictures:   Here is the first ever Warren County Armco parkrun volunteer crew. They had a great launch with 26 finishers, 18 of whom had never…

Read more › News - 8th March 2023

We are recruiting Ambassadors!

parkrun USA is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Being an Ambassador means…

Read more › News - 8th March 2023

parkrun is my safe space

Izzy has anxiety and often finds going out and about on her own scary and difficult. She has been a parkrunner since 2014 and finds her local parkrun community offers her a safe space where she feels comfortable and not judged.   My first parkrun was in 2014. My mum had been a few times and…

Read more › News - 8th March 2023

Three million women and girls at parkrun, but we can do more

Today is International Women’s Day and we’re proud to have welcomed nearly three million women and girls to walk, jog, run and volunteer at parkrun.   Whilst thousands of women and girls participate in parkrun every single weekend, we also know that females are less likely to come along to parkrun after they have registered….

Read more › News, Uncategorized - 1st March 2023

The Jewel of Gainesville

Depot Park parkrun is on the site of what was once an old landfill.  Now known as the jewel of Gainesville, it’s a great place to find community on a Saturday morning.   Like many other parkrun events, the volunteer team arrive around 45 minutes before the start to mark the course and to get ready for the…

Read more › News - 22nd February 2023

Keeper of the Plains meets parkrun

Following up last weeks profile of new event Little Sugar Greenway parkrun, this week we have our sole location in Kansas – Exploration Place parkrun.   In its fifth month, the event has been hitting the ground hard with a strong turnout of attendances. Whether it be the accessibility, scenery, or the draw of fellow…

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