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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

Barkrunner profile: Moose of Deep Run

Hi everyone!  Your barkrunner correspondent Foxy is here with a very special barkrunner interview – the happy-go-lucky Moose from Deep Run!  This interview is super special for me as Moose and I actually met back in 2017 on neutral ground up at College Park parkrun, where Moose helped me get a 5k PB! Yeah, I…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2018

100 reasons why we love parkrun

This week College Park parkrun in Maryland celebrates its second birthday. The event has grown steadily over the two years, drawing a strong local following of runners and walkers. At their recent 100th event the team polled members of their community about the reasons why they keep coming back, bringing more and more friends and…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

Ann Arbor joins the parkrun family

Mark your calendars because parkrun is coming to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Event Director Stephanie Evans tells the story behind Michigan’s second parkrun event. A healthy community is already forming around this free, weekly 5K run/walk around the beautiful lake and trails of Lillie Park. All Year Round On November 3rd 2018 at 9am Lillie Park, Ann…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 6th 2018

Every Saturday, people discover that parkrun is an activity that they can do with their family and friends. But, what they also learn is that by coming to parkrun, they’ve become part of another group, as well: a local, national, and international parkrun family. This week, we celebrated milestones, International parkrun Day, and being part…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 parkrunning

Thanksgiving is the largest running day in the world, with around 1 million Americans taking part in running events around the country. It is also one of only two days each year when you can do a parkrun USA event that’s not on a Saturday. (The other is New Years.)   So, before you put down $30…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

From world records to walkers

What connects the USA, a world record holding ultramarathoner, and Nelson Mandela? The answer is parkrun, of course. Our special guest at parkrun USA last weekend made his name for being very fast, over very long distances. But nowadays he’s especially proud of overseeing the world’s slowest parkruns.   Everyone knows who Nelson Mandela is….

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 29th 2018

It was a rather busy weekend at parkrun USA. At 7:30am (EDT), we welcomed Depot Park parkrun, in Gainesville, Florida, to the parkrun family. At 9:00am (EDT), we hosted a special event at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. But our favorite event: by 10:30am (PDT), 1399 people had volunteered at…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Twin Power

Regular parkrunners know how hard it can be to get out of bed every Saturday morning week after week to do the event. But what if you are a 4-year-old twin and you rely on your other twin to also get up every Saturday so you can both achieve your 50 milestone in one year….?!…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 22nd 2018

Every week we have so many things to celebrate at parkrun events across the US. It’s rarely who finished first. It’s sometimes the person who finished last, because we love our tailwalkers. It’s mostly folks in between whose stories of personal progress or supporting their community inspire us every weekend. Here are some of our…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

A 50/50 Year with 100% Enthusiasm

Joyce Tucker grew up in Wisconsin and loved to cycle, hike and run. She was one of the first women to become a probation and parole agent for the state of Wisconsin. After a horseback riding accident left Joyce paralyzed, she wasn’t able to work or be physically active in the same way she had…

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