News

aspen_parkrun_lake_900x416
Read more › News - 13th March 2018

Scaling the heights

I had another life once. It feels so long ago I can barely remember it. But I’m reminded by strangers when they ask about the Olympic tattoo on my back.   See, in my “other” life, I competed for Australia in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in handball. It was an amazing time in my…

thompson_briefing_900x416
Read more › News - 6th March 2018

The “little p” mentality

Most people involved with parkrun want to shout about it from the rooftops because they want everyone to know how much they like it — as an event, a community, a concept. But the culture and ethos of parkrun is more reserved and humble, reflecting the nature of its founder. parkrun is written as one…

renton20180303_900x416
Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 3rd 2018

It was a wild weather weekend, especially on the east coast as the “beast from the East,” aka the “bomb cyclone” aka a “nor’easter” brought strong winds and snow and there was flooding in the middle of the country. These conditions resulted in unwelcome presents left on the courses of a number of our parkruns….

jp_tunnel_900x416
Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Growing a new parkrun community

“As I boarded a plane last year to move to Boston, MA to begin post-graduate studies in the city, I was thinking about things I would miss – and it was not long before the parkrun community in my home town sprang to mind. Looking at the map on the parkrun.us website, I could see…

img_3199_28326060189_o_900x416
Read more › News - 28th February 2018

Why start a parkrun?

Many people who hear about parkrun wish there was one in their own backyard. Some people take the plunge and decide to start a parkrun in their community. People have different motivations for wanting to do this, and Pam Marcus has felt all of those motivations while developing Kensington parkrun, which launches late March in…

Dawn-Oldham-parkrun-389-900x416
Read more › News - 28th February 2018

Look past the wobble and see the joy

“I could have never anticipated a photo that on first view made me want to cringe could have changed my life and touched so many.”   One year ago a photo of Dawn Nisbet finishing at the back of the pack in a parkrun in Manchester, UK went viral. The joy on Dawn’s face in…

southbouldercreek_20180224_briefing_900x416
Read more › News - 28th February 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 24th 2018

This week’s parkrun USA roundup is full of stories about the next generation. Young parkrunners and young parkruns. Families connecting by taking different roles at their local parkrun. Old friends connecting by taking part in events on opposite sides of the world. The future is looking bright.     A foggy February morning brought a…

rooseveltisland_20171028_peeps_900x416
Read more › News - 21st February 2018

In search of the perfect post-parkrun coffee

parkrun is all about creating healthy communities, and the post-parkrun coffee meetup is a valuable part of that. It’s a chance to meet new people, or to catch up with old friends, all while enjoying an unhurried start to the weekend.   The places where parkrunners meet up across the US every Saturday morning are…

feature photos 2.17.18
Read more › News - 21st February 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 17 2018

It was a busy weekend across the USA with 602 runners and walkers, 91 first-timers, 27 tourists, and 107 personal bests at 15 events. We had kids, parents, strollers, dogs, and even a stuffed bear in attendance! Click through to hear their stories.     Kristina McKenna, Brunei Gasaway, and Lauren Freed are first timers…

Livonia feature photo 2.10.18
Read more › News - 13th February 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 10th 2018

This week’s parkrun roundup includes an impressive milestone achievement, some very chilly winter weather, some Valentine’s Day love, and a few new recruits at our next parkrun event.     Tim from Livonia parkrun in Michigan had a warm welcome this week from the community at Anacostia parkrun! Tyrone is a recent recruit at Anacostia…

Page 25 of 35« First...1020...2324252627...30...Last »