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Read more › News - 21st December 2022

Invite someone to parkrun!

With Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about who you’ll be parkrunning with during the festive season. Inviting someone new to parkrun could be the perfect gift!   It could be a neighbour, colleague, family member, friend, friend of a friend…   The festive period is traditionally an…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2022

Week in pictures: December 10

We’ve officially entered the season of bad weather, where we have absolutely no idea what each week is going to bring! With snow and rain storms across the country, we had 1,847 finishers across 51 events. 219 parkrunners finished their first parkrun ever, and our events were made possible by 535 parkrunners helping to fill…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2022

Finally getting my camera out again

Have you ever wondered what a parkrun looks like over in Japan? You’re in the right place! We recently talked to Ikeya Kenjiro, the event director at Kashiwanoha parkrun about how it changed his Saturday mornings, and why he loves volunteering at parkrun.   I first heard about parkrun in April 2019 when a flyer was delivered…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2022

Introducing: interval training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

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Read more › News - 7th December 2022

Five years of parkrun Germany

parkrun Germany has reached its fifth anniversary, and with 49 new locations and 4,512 events, there is a lot to celebrate!   With all 169,359 finishes over the last five years, we have walked and ran 846,795k in Germany – the equivalent of travelling around the world over 21 times.   4,630 volunteers have supported…

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Read more › News - 1st December 2022

Week in pictures: November 26

Two parkruns in three days? No way! Thanks to our extra parkrunday last Thursday on Thanksgiving, parkrunners around the country were spoiled with another event just two days later. We had most of our regular events going forward, with 2,012 finishers across 51 events, helped out by 551 superhero volunteers. Let’s take a look at…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Bring on 1,000 parkruns

Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark!   Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first ever parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

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Read more › News - 23rd November 2022

Eight reasons to try volunteering at parkrun!

Worried about volunteering alone? Not sure how to sign up? Not sure if you have time? All of these concerns were highlighted in recent research into volunteering at parkrun.   We take you through eight volunteering myths to remind you that everyone, no matter age, ability or background, is welcome to volunteer at parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 16th November 2022

week in pictures: November 12

Another great week for parkrun USA with 2,243 finishers across 54 events. We had lots to celebrate around the country, so let’s take a look at those pictures:     There was a hint of snow on the ground at Canyon Rim Trail parkrun in Twin Falls, Idaho. Do you like parkrunning in the winter?…

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