Read more › News - 16th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday!

Last weekend, parkrun South Africa turned 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far they’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

strength and conditioning
Read more › News - 9th November 2022

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

Read more › News - 2nd November 2022

Week in pictures: October 29

Happy Halloween, folks!   It was a great week for parkrun USA and we loved seeing all of your costumes and high vis vests.   Let’s take a look at the photos:     We had 586 amazing volunteers around the country. Here are just a few of them at Baltimore and Annapolis Trail parkrun…

Read more › News - 2nd November 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the last five weekends we’ve welcomed an incredible 10,000 brand new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring 8,000 existing parkrunners to join in the parkwalk fun. That means throughout October there have been a…

Read more › News - 26th October 2022

Top five ways walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a primary care physician, a TV doctor and a triathlete!   He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday…

Read more › News - 19th October 2022

week in pictures: October 15

What a beautiful October parkrunday! Fall was in full swing around the country and we are in awe of the picturesque courses we’re lucky enough to have around the country. Across 54 events, we saw 2,233 finishers – 300 of those were finishing a parkrun for the first time ever! Made possible by 552 superhero…

Read more › News - 19th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a #parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

10-8 South Boulder Creek Wrap
Read more › News - 13th October 2022

Week in pictures: October 8

What a week at parkruns around the US! The weather has been cooperating all over and we’re starting to see some fall colors pop on parkrun courses from coast to coast. Over 2,100 parkrunners and parkwalkers joined us this week and 551 volunteers helped facilitate 51 events from Maine to California. Let’s look at the pics:…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2022

A safe space

Alicia Hopper is a nurse who has always encouraged openness about mental health, but when it came to her own mental health, she initially struggled. Alicia describes how she came to terms with her mental health and got involved at parkrun to help manage it.   In my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with clinical depression.   It was…

Read more › News - 5th October 2022

parkrun week in pictures: October 1

Happy parkwalk month! October is all about promoting and celebrating everyone at parkrun regardless of pace. It’s not just about running, walking is a huge part of parkrun and we are so excited to be able to recognize this with new volunteer vests and volunteer roles. Let’s take a look at the photos from the…

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