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Read more › News - 17th January 2018

Why we run, week after week

When Mansfield, OH launched in early 2017, it was the smallest US community to host a parkrun. As the event celebrates its first anniversary, event director Karen Crane shares her experiences of how it has made a difference to the community and to her life.   We are regularly asked why we do it, week…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2018

The man and his data

Every week, parkrunners in the US are rewarded with a wealth of information on the latest parkrun performances and milestones across the country, crammed together in a data-rich report compiled by Tim Keer, a Livonia regular who likes his data as much as his running. New course records? Milestone shirts awarded? parkrunners gone touristing? Quirky…

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Read more › News - 17th January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 19th 2018

So much to celebrate this week across parkrun USA: milestones, anniversaries, and surprising encounters. And while we had our first weekend with three events in triple digits, spare a thought for the parkrunners in the Midwest who just can’t wait to start on their parkrun resolutions.     At Roosevelt Island parkrun in Washington DC both Event…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Planting a Seed

In January 2016 Fletcher’s Cove parkrun launched in a quiet corner of Washington DC. As the event celebrates its second birthday, its impact can be seen well beyond the community of locals who meet on the canal towpath every Saturday.   Over the past couple of years, the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun has found its calling….

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

The story behind the photo

At first glance it may just look like a happy dog flying through the air, but this photo tells a much more important story.   In 2015 I was given this special little dog by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People after losing most of my hearing suddenly. His name is Rusty and he is trained…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 12th 2018

Our extreme weather in the USA continued this week forcing 7 of our 15 events to cancel parkrun last weekend. But even a “bomb cyclone” couldn’t stop some runners! Read on to find out which event went ahead with one inspiring parkrunner who ran across snow in sub-freezing temperatures with only one leg! Crissy Field parkrun Run Director Dale…

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Read more › News - 4th January 2018

It was never really about the run

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt created parkrun back in 2004 he thought he was developing a running time-trial that would enable keen runners to measure their ‘progress’ and get faster. In reality, he was building a stunningly-effective yet wonderfully-simple health-and-happiness intervention, with himself as the first targeted recipient.   For a few years Bushy parkrun rolled along…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Our New Year’s parkrun weekend in pictures

It was a big week for parkrun USA. Extreme cold across much of the country tried to thwart plans for our busiest weekend of parkrunning yet, including the first New Years Double parkrun this side of the Atlantic. Despite many cancellations it was still the largest weekend yet, with a combined 975 runners + volunteers…

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Read more › News - 29th December 2017

Winter parkrunning

With more parkrun events appearing across the US, we hear more questions from parkrunners about parkrunning in cold winter temperatures. parkrun events continue year round, but what about in extreme weather?   The short answer is that safety is paramount, for parkrunners and volunteers alike. And the local Run Director for each parkrun event makes…

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 22nd 2017

This week’s parkrun USA roundup is all about having fun together in snow and ice. Some say that our seasonal variation is a poor fit to a year-round event like parkrun. We say that parkrun helps us to enjoy the seasons even more.     They had 10 inches of fresh snow at Livonia parkrun in Michigan….

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