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Read more › News - 14th February 2019

Love at First Sight

On pre-Valentine’s weekend, Pensacola, FL was clearly smitten with its new parkrun. The University of  West Florida welcomed 226 finishers to the newly cleared trail through its Baars-Firestone Wildlife Sanctuary. This was the largest North American parkrun launch to date, by far.   We checked in with the team at Rec Plex North parkrun to…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Just as Inspiring

Ever wondered about that age-grading number in your parkrun results? Last week we noticed a result that first looked like a mistake, then made our jaws drop. In age-adjusted terms, the fastest parkrun ever in the US. Sabra Harvey’s story is truly inspiring.   But we’re equally inspired by parkrunners who take that first step…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

A Resilient Heart and a Purple Cape

Recently, Cam Kennedy of Renton parkrun was recognized as their “parkrunner of the Month” for being an important part of their local parkrun community. The honor was awarded to Cam on the same day she celebrated her 25th volunteer occasion, thus earning her V25 purple shirt! The purple 25 cape (that she had made months…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Barkrunner profile – Random of Mansfield, OH

Hey Foxy’s friends!  Ready for another great barkrunner interview?  This week, I’d like to introduce you to my new gal pal Random, who rocks the course at Mansfield parkrun!   Random, what do we need to know about you?     My name is Random Hope, and I celebrated my first birthday on November 14th. …

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 2nd, 2019

On Super Bowl Sunday we bring you the fans of parkrun — the friends, family, and volunteers who are excited to start the weekend with you. This week we enjoyed wintry scenes, Groundhog Day achievements, repatriated pirates, and more. Enjoy!     The volunteers at Renton parkrun shared Cam’s joy at her PB.     At College Park…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 26th 2019

This week Crissy Field parkrun turned four and other parkrunners gathered to mark milestones, birthdays and other special occasions. Some events had to cancel due to extreme cold, but where participants were able to gather, they were warmed by cheers and post parkrun café stops. Some parkrunners gathered not only Saturday morning but at other…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

Pirate’s Cove parkrun!

Time: several hours beyond sunrise. Location: Fletcher’s Cove. A frosty morning, temperatures as chill as the frost on a buccaneer’s stubble. The Cove Admiral raises his telescope and the specter prompts him to echo the words of Horatio Nelson as he turned a blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen. ‘I see no ships’..  …

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

From Everything to Something

Ange Lovejoy recently completed her 100th parkrun and has volunteered 39 times, many as Run Director at Chermside parkrun in Australia. Currently, she is on sabbatical, while undergoing chemo and immunotherapy.    Ange explains how the sense of community at Chermside parkrun has been absolutely immeasurable, and the routine of being able to turn up…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

I’m Yours (Temporarily)!

Hellooooooo parkrunner!   Let me tell you a little about myself so we can get better acquainted.   I work one day a week, and just for a few hours, but it’s a satisfying gig.     Sometimes I’m on active duty and sometimes I’m just on call if there’s a smaller crowd of runners…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures January 19th 2019

We meet up every single week, so we get to really experience the seasons. A number of events had to cancel due to ice, while others were celebrating birthdays and milestones in a snowstorm. We welcomed Texas’s first parkrun, and because everything’s bigger in Texas, we’re already planning for more. Here are some of our…

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