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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Results Processing – Is It Magic?

Have you ever wondered about how your paper barcode, a little plastic finish token, a stopwatch and a scanner conspire to produce your parkrun result?   You’re not alone! It’s a question that comes up quite frequently, often heard at the end of the finish funnel. Those who attend post-parkrun coffee often get a behind-the-scenes…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

There’s Something About parkrun

Brendan Howard went from someone who ‘can’t run’ to someone who has completed more than 120 events at Dundalk parkrun in Ireland, has an impressive PB of 26:55 and has this year earned his volunteer 25 t-shirt.   He explains his thought process that led him to that first event and what parkrun means to…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Barkrunner profile – Martina

Hey friends — Foxy here, and I’m back with another fabulous barkrunner interview. In June 2018, we celebrated the inaugural unofficial barkrunner day across parkrun USA. On that day, I got to go for a car ride up the BW Parkway (Baltimore-Washington parkway for those of you out-of-towners) to Leakin Park parkrun where I met…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 15th 2019

This weekend more people than ever before took part in more parkrun USA events than ever: 2,158 finishers + volunteers at 35 events across the country. We celebrated new launches, bittersweet departures, dads of all ages, visitors from near and far, and so many happy humans and barkrunners.   Here are just a few of…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Spreading the word

“Picked up H. from school today, and he was waving this around, yelling, “Can I interest you in parkrun?””   With this weekend’s launch of Perrigo parkrun, our 35th free, weekly event and third in the Seattle metro area, the marketing team is firmly on message and reaching all parts of the Redmond community.  …

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

A lucky escape

There are times in your life that you reflect on what lies in the past. For me, I had such a moment last year at Christmas when I looked back on a moment that changed my perspective of life forever. I learned an important health lesson which I would like to share with you. But…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 8th 2019

Double the fun… Two is better than one… Double down on parkrun… Twice as nice… There’s a theme in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, it will become clear as you click through the album.     Earl and Elizabeth are the two…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2019

June Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Tail Walkers Updating Risk Assessments Messaging Guidelines First Time parkrunners The Virtual Volunteer App   1. Tail Walkers   The Tail Walker is one of the mandatory volunteer roles that every parkrun needs to fill every week….

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

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Naturally, we share quite a bit on our blog about new parkrun USA events, but let’s take step back and look at the full continent for a moment. Our neighbors to the north in Canada are also regularly launching new events, too!   For some of us stateside, it’s just a hop, skip and a…

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