Read more › News - 21st August 2019

The trail treats us all the same

“One year ago today I went to Colonial Park for the launch of a strange thing called parkrun.   Little did I know the treasure I had stumbled upon.”   Last August the news about parkrun coming to central New Jersey was our most widely read launch story ever. Mostly due to interest from visitors…

Read more › News - 21st August 2019

Silicon Valley Startup

Starting September 14th there’s a new parkrun in Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. It will take place in a spectacular setting overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The story of Byxbee parkrun is a story of people who were brought together, sometimes through chance encounters, by a desire to do something good…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 10th 2019

There were high fives all over the US last Saturday, as THOUSANDS of people ran, walked, or volunteered at their local, or not-so-local, parkrun.   Frankly, we just love being able to say THOUSANDS…after our third-straight week of more than 2,000 runners and walkers. Good thing a few of our upcoming events were out practicing:…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

Barkrunner profile – Mia of Roosevelt Island

Hi all, Foxy here.  This week, I caught up with my friend Mia, a marvelous gal and barkrunner at my home barkrun of Roosevelt Island, for an exclusive!     Mia, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?   I came to DC from a South Carolina shelter after Lucky Dog Animal Rescue…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

The Story of Rock Creek Trail parkrun

The greater Portland, Oregon area seemingly has it all for runners and would-be runners. It has road races, trail races, cross country races, and running store group runs. The area has miles of trails and an abundance of beautiful parks. However, a local parkrun enthusiast knew that something was missing, and so he set out…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 3rd 2019

It’s so much fun to learn about your parkrunning every week. Unsurprisingly, with our busiest day yet — over 2,500 runners, walkers, and volunteers — and visitors from near and far, we were spoiled for choice. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories from this week.     Water pistols seemed to be…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

30 miles through the snow

It sounds like a line from Monty Python, but it’s true.   When Yorkshirewoman Stephanie Evans moved from London to Michigan at the start of 2018 she biked 30 miles each way through the snow to get from Ann Arbor to Livonia, so that she could join a parkrun.   Last week over 100 runners, walkers,…

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Read more › News - 31st July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 27th 2019

This week brought a record number of runners and walkers to parkrun USA, over 2000 of them supported by hundreds of encouraging volunteers. Several events welcomed a break from last week’s heat wave. Smiles and post run celebrations were evident from coast to coast. And we are all looking forward to doing it again next…

Read more › News - 30th July 2019

A warm welcome

Madison, Wisconsin and two of its suburbs are three of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin. This growth means that Madison is brimming with newcomers, and that is before even considering the University of Wisconsin, Madison and its annual influx of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. How can these newcomers find kindred spirits among a…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

Holding each other accountable

Rex Plex North parkrun’s local volunteer reporter Fern Hopkins shared the following story on their local parkrun page on social media and we wanted to share it with you! It has been lightly edited for clarity.   Several years ago, Jim Harris, 71, had multiple-bypass surgery. As a result, he and his family knew that…

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