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Read more › News - 26th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 22nd 2018

Every week we have so many things to celebrate at parkrun events across the US. It’s rarely who finished first. It’s sometimes the person who finished last, because we love our tailwalkers. It’s mostly folks in between whose stories of personal progress or supporting their community inspire us every weekend. Here are some of our…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

A 50/50 Year with 100% Enthusiasm

Joyce Tucker grew up in Wisconsin and loved to cycle, hike and run. She was one of the first women to become a probation and parole agent for the state of Wisconsin. After a horseback riding accident left Joyce paralyzed, she wasn’t able to work or be physically active in the same way she had…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

Nelson, Bruce and George

On September 29th Fletcher’s Cove parkrun will co-host a special parkrun with the South African Embassy and the Comrades Marathon to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The parkrun route follows the canal surveyed by George Washington.   Guest of honor at this event is Bruce Fordyce, legendary ultra-marathoner and 9-time winner of the…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

A different milestone

No one has run 1000 parkruns yet. A few people are working hard toward this goal, but it still isn’t technically possible, as the oldest parkrun, at Bushy Park, London, has only taken place 752 times. Yet here in the US, a parkrunner recently achieved a different, but no less inspiring, 1000th run: Tim Ramsey,…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

How to be a barkrunner

To all my fellow pups out there, listen up! Barkrunner correspondent Foxy is back with five top tips on how to be a good barkrunner.   Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun. Whether you walk, run, spectate, or volunteer, being a barkrunner is a fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning. But,…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 15th 2018

We sometimes share stories that make us say “wow”, but mostly we’re fueled by countless small stories about normal people and how being part of a healthy community is making a difference to their lives. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories from parkrun USA this week.     Back in 2011 when…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Which type of parkrunner are you?

The parkrun community is made up of more than three million women, men, girls and boys of all ages and backgrounds, with more than 1,500 events taking place across 20 countries worldwide every week.   The numbers are huge and continue to grow by the tens of thousands each week, but there are certain characters…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

The First Time

When the Run Director at Renton parkrun welcomed a pair of young adults on Saturday, she quickly discovered it was an important occasion for one of them.   “This is her first 5K,” said the young man clad in a Seattle marathon finisher’s shirt, looking at his friend. She nodded. “I’m kind of nervous,” she…

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Read more › News - 12th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 8th 2018

In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we find parkrunners getting it done, whatever challenges might stand in their way. We reveal our 90,000th finisher – perhaps it was you? And we discover new ways of enjoying your Saturday morning parkrun.     At College Park parkrun overnight storms created some new “water features” on the course, but…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

A healthy transformation

The creation of Depot Park on a former polluted industrial site has led a transformation of part of Gainesville, FL. Starting September 29th, Depot Park parkrun is a new event that will add to the park’s role in building health and community in Gainesville.   Depot Park parkrun is a timed 5k in the park…

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