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Read more › News - 24th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 19 February

What a great weekend for parkrun USA! We had 1,426 finishers at 41 different parkrun events around the country. 362 parkrunners helped fill the volunteer roles and 216 attended an event for the first time. We saw some more Valentine’s Day celebrations so let’s take a look at the pictures:     Canyon Rim Trail…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2022

Strengthening bonds and reducing loneliness

Mr Kobayashi is Event Director at Hikarigaoka parkrun in Tokyo. Inspired by the Tokyo Paralympics, he trained as a guide runner and it just so happened his first visually impaired (VI) partner wanted to participate in parkrun.   Here he talks us through his VI training, and what it’s like to guide at parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 17th February 2022

Just see what happens

From the day Annie Robertson registered with parkrun, to the day she first went along, was more than seven years.   Here she tells us how it was certainly worth the wait, and why nobody should be afraid of just coming along to see what happens.   When I first signed up to parkrun, my…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 12 February

Love was in the air for our pre-Valentine’s Day parkrunday last weekend. We had 1,677 finishers at 38 events around the country, that’s almost double the week before. It’s amazing what a little bit of good weather can do. We had a whopping 378 volunteers and 307 parkrunners went to an event for the first…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2022

It’s always warm at parkrun

It’s February and for the northern hemisphere it’s been a typically cold winter.   parkruns are weekly whatever the weather. Getting out and being active is possible in all seasons, even in the coldest of temperatures!   In some parkrun places, like Canada, the USA, Poland and Russia, it can get extremely cold. But, with…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 5 February

Another wintery weekend for parkrun USA. Despite some more cancellations for snow and ice, we had 34 events with a total of 997 finishers. We welcomed 130 first timers and in total 312 volunteers organised, cheered and supported everyone attending. Let’s take a look at the pictures:     It was beautiful and bright and…

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Read more › News - 2nd February 2022

Why we love walkers

Did you know South Africa is the parkrun country with the most walkers? At parkrun no-one needs to worry about being the last in the finish funnel, about being too slow, or feeling isolated and alone. At every parkrun event, anywhere in the world, it is the volunteer Tail Walker who is always the last…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2022

parkweek in pictures: 29 January

29 January saw our last parkrunday of the month, with winter out in full force along the east coast. We had 23 events around the country for a total of 704 finishers,  small, but mighty. 120 parkrunners still showed up to their first parkrun at an event and we had 225 amazing volunteers. Let’s take…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2022

parkrun week in pictures: 22 January

It was 22 January last Saturday which means only one thing…Tutus! Around the country we saw 36 events with a total of 999 finishers. 328 spectacular parkrunners helped fill the volunteer roles and 153 people completed their first parkrun at an event. Now time for the photos, and wow, do we have some great ones…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2022

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from Dømmesmoen parkrun in Grimstad, Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where…

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