Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

A real lifesaver

We loved this story in the parkrun UK blog, so we’re sharing it with you!   Zana Ladipo is an NHS doctor who grew up in Nigeria, before returning to the UK.   Zana explains how discovering parkrun, and becoming part of the core team at Southport parkrun was a real lifesaver for her when…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 30th 2019

It’s always fun to celebrate a record-breaking number of parkrun US participants, and even more so when you think about the people behind the numbers and their stories! We aim to share snippets of some of those stories with you each week through pictures, and this week’s set is a treat.     The Louisville…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

A New Healthy Adventure

On April 20th, Sippo Lake parkrun launches in Canton, OH, becoming the second parkrun event in Ohio and the 30th in the US. The free, weekly, timed 5k run/walk on beautiful trails grew out of the parks department’s efforts to help Stark County residents enjoy time outside in nature to improve health and fitness.  …

Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 23rd, 2019

Spring was finally in the air this weekend at parkrun USA and that made for some great celebrations. Together, we celebrated anniversaries, milestones, friendships, volunteering, and just the joy of being active outside together.   After a really tough winter, the crowd at Moberly parkrun was excited to welcome the spring weather and celebrate co-Event…

Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Adding to the History

As Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston, MA celebrates its first birthday this weekend, the event team looks back on a first year that has surpassed all their hopes. Jamaica Pond had a storied history before parkrun, but the free, weekly meetups are quickly becoming part of the history.   Co-Event Director Dan Forward tells the…

Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Barkrunner Interview – Miss Kitty and Gracie

This week Kensington parkrun in Maryland celebrates its first birthday! Over the past year a warm community has formed around these Saturday morning meetups.   Grown-ups love the company and the pretty Rock Creek Trail. Kids love the playground. And barkrunners love, well, everything. We sent our barkrunner correspondent Foxy to chat with a couple of…

Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 16th 2019

On a weekend when more people participated in parkrun USA than ever before, it’s no surprise that we were spoiled for choice in picking our favorite pictures and stories. This week, in addition to celebrating communities and milestones, we were celebrating the changing seasons in some places … and looking forward to changing seasons in…

Read more › News - 13th March 2019

parkrun USA: An Introduction

As parkrun USA rapidly grows, more and more people want to know what’s special about parkrun, what impact it is making, and what it takes to bring a free, weekly parkrun event to a new community.   Our new guide parkrun USA: An Introduction is an illustrated overview of our values, some of our stories,…

Read more › News - 13th March 2019

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that you may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher. As well as being a serial parkrun…

Read more › News - 13th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 9th 2019

One of the things that we love most about parkrun is how it brings all kinds of families together. Some of our families are biological, some of them are chosen, but however you define your family, we’re so glad that you’re part of ours, here at parkrun USA. This week, we found some wonderful (and…

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