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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

5 Reasons Why We Volunteer

We all know that volunteers play a vital role at parkrun, organizing every event, every week. And we probably are aware that the volunteers are parkrunners just like ourselves. But there are so many reasons to be a parkrun volunteer beyond a sense of duty or need to keep the event afloat.   Here are…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Hump & Lisa

In the parkrun database of nearly 5 million barcodes, Hump Plotts A2976072, shows as having completed zero parkruns. Another person who registered but never took part? That couldn’t be further from the truth. Hump has spent longer on the course at College Park parkrun than anybody else. Well, anybody except for his wife, Lisa Wilson….

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Read more › News - 31st July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 28th 2018

For the 10th week in a row parkrun USA has topped 1,000 participants with this week being our largest turnout ever with 1,320 runners and walkers, and 182 volunteers. This week we had quite a variety of participants but especially Event Directors from across the country who seemed to all be running this weekend. Read on to…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2018

A parkrun and a wedding

Shortly after launching Renton parkrun in November 2017, the event team welcomed an energetic and passionate parkrun couple to the local family: Rebecca Adams and Ben Oxwell. The two had been dating long-distance between the US and Australia for 15 months but were happy to share that they intended to get married mid-2018 when Ben’s…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2018

parkrun arrives in New Jersey

With the August 18th launch of Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun, Garden State residents will be able to join the world’s largest running and walking community. And Somerset, NJ may see a curious uptick in tourist interest.   D&RC parkrun is a free, weekly 5k on the canal towpath, starting at Colonial Park every Saturday,…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 21st, 2018

At parkrun we love to celebrate good times. Yes, we celebrate PB’s, the literal “good times” but we focus most on the happy occasions, fun experiences and milestones, no matter what the pace. To complement the recent parkrun USA blog post about walking at parkrun, this week’s roundup highlights some of our parkrun walkers from…

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Read more › News - 18th July 2018

Come walk with us!

Yeah, we get it, the word ‘run’ is in the name “parkrun”. But our main goal is to help people to get active, and to be active in their community, and walking is at least as good for that as running. Perhaps better, as it’s more often social.   We often hear that folks are…

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Read more › News - 18th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite in London

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 85 degrees, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Read more › News - 18th July 2018

Everyone is a winner

“I was secretly rooting for you to win. I had started a crochet parkrun Cup trophy. It’s small, imperfect, and made with love, just like our parkrun. I didn’t expect to make it through the first round and wasn’t going to award it to myself.”   This sums up the spirit of our recent parkrun…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 14th 2018

Cesare Pavese, an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator said “We do not remember days, we remember moments”. This week’s roundup captures some of the beautiful moments at parkruns across the US on Saturday.     Event leaders at Charleston WV parkrun had a moment this weekend when they realized that parkrun is really…

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