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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 1st 2018

It was summer’s last stand at parkruns around the country this week. We found you celebrating new families, big families, birthdays, milestones, and more. A special shout out this week to our tailwalkers, the folks who honor our you-will-not-finish-last-at-parkrun guarantee.     Kensington parkrun was brought to you this week by 12 members of the Lunsford…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Summer Summary

With Labor Day behind us, we can look back on a busy summer for parkrun USA. We had more and more people getting involved, more friendships made, more communities getting healthy together, and more going on behind the scenes to bring parkrun to new US communities.   For good measure, we included some of our…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 25th 2018

There’s only one parkrun to go before Labor Day weekend and the “official” end of summer. But, we know that the warm fuzzy feelings we get from seeing new friendships form and parkruns thriving will keep us toasty through the fall and winter seasons.     Lauren & Anna look really excited about finishing their…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

59:59

Fifty nine minutes and fifty nine seconds. A time achieved by 9 parkrunners across the country since parkrun began in the US. Until last weekend.   Despite a stopwatch malfunction that caused 194 runners at Clermont Waterfront in Florida to be assigned a 59:59 time, everyone still had a great experience and event leaders received…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Nobody left behind

Over a post-parkrun coffee last winter, one parkrunner commented, “My body is falling apart!” A newcomer to the group chimed in, “Let me show you what that really means.”   Neil Jograj really knows what it means for a body to be struggling, after confronting many issues following a 20-year military career. But he is…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Dale Rose: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Recently, Crissy Field parkrun posted the following on its Facebook page:   “Special thanks to Dale Rose. This week he volunteered for the 150th time at Crissy Field. Almost everyone who has run has been welcomed, briefed, timed and photographed by Dale. Thanks!”   We found out more about the man who is the welcoming…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 18th 2018

In this week’s roundup from across parkrun USA we celebrate — and share — our beautiful venues. We welcome new family members, and we take a sneak peek at communities that can look forward to a local parkrun of their own in the not too distant future.     Severe recent flooding damaged some key…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Island Friendships

This week Roosevelt Island parkrun turns 2, on the same day that the National Parks Service turns 102. You only share your birthday party with your best friends, right? Well, that’s what these two are doing. Joyce Adams, RI parkrun co-event director, looks back on the past year and the many different friendships formed.  …

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Read more › News - 17th August 2018

The latest on milestone t-shirts

By Russ Jefferys, Global Head of Communications   — Thursday 16 August 2018   Friday we start taking delivery of the latest shipment of just under 26,000 milestone t-shirts as we continue to address the historical backlog of parkrunners who have joined the various milestone clubs and are still waiting for their t-shirts.   This…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2018

Ready for Liftoff

With US parkrun participation doubling every year, more and more towns and cities want a parkrun in their own community. We are preparing to meet that demand, and to ensure that we can reach all parts of our society. What does the future hold for parkrun USA? A recent gathering of volunteer parkrun “ambassadors” tried…

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