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Read more › News - 16th September 2021

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 16th September 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…

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Read more › News - 9th September 2021

I’m a new person

Leanne Hall has lived most of her life experiencing up to 10 seizures a day. After her fourth brain surgery, she is now getting used to living seizure free.   Leanne credits Hull parkrun for playing a huge part in her recovery.   I was diagnosed with a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial (DNET) brain tumour the size of…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 2nd September 2021

Island parkruns you must sea!

Have you ever been to a parkrun on an island?  It can be a very different experience.  Surrounded by water it can offer a tranquil experience where you can get closer to nature.  Sometimes they are completely traffic free so once you cross the bridge (or get off the ferry!) you can get that car-free…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2021

Update on changes to milestone t-shirts

Earlier this year we announced some changes to the milestone t-shirts that recognise and reward individual participation at parkrun.   As we prepare to implement the new process, here’s the latest information.   Back in March 2021 we let you know about changes we are making to milestone t-shirts.   We had initially hoped that…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2021

A Growing Community!

We’ve had a series of new events open recently so we’d like to quickly touch on how they are doing and also update you on a few new events opening in the next couple of months!    parkrunners get to take in the stunning Perrine Memorial Bridge.   Canyon Rim Trail parkrun based in Twin Falls, Idaho…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2021

Renton Returns!

Renton parkrun was one of two parkruns to return after a 17 month pause, and after receiving this letter from local ambassador Cathryn Burby, we really wanted to share!   Karen & Nikol led a successful re-launch of Renton parkrun on Saturday with 26 finishers. There were many familiar faces and even a few first-timers!…

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Read more › News - 12th August 2021

Round Up

Depot parkrun says farewell to an incredible volunteer, and it was rained out at Durham NC but not all bad news!   Durham   This week is a bit of a rainy occasion at Durham NC parkrun but that didn’t get in the way of 21 participants enjoying their 5k.   To add to the…

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Read more › News - 29th July 2021

It’s Peace Valley parkrun!

Peace Valley launched 3 weeks ago giving Doylestown, PA, and the surrounding area the opportunity to join in the parkrun fun.  It has been the project of Matthew and Patrick since they met at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun in 2019.  They enjoyed the event so much they embarked together on a project to bring one closer to home….

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Read more › News - 15th July 2021

Coming Back Strong!

Last week we had three events join the thirty that had already returned post Covid. One of the events wasn’t really a return as it was a launch event. We’ll do a feature on Peace Valley parkrun in the coming weeks but for the meantime we want to give a very big welcome to Matthew, Patrick…

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