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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

Holding each other accountable

Rex Plex North parkrun’s local volunteer reporter Fern Hopkins shared the following story on their local parkrun page on social media and we wanted to share it with you! It has been lightly edited for clarity.   Several years ago, Jim Harris, 71, had multiple-bypass surgery. As a result, he and his family knew that…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

Australia launches world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth, Australia, became the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launched last Saturday, July 20th. There were 42 finishers and 11 volunteers at their inaugural event!    Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 20th 2019

Our small steps may have felt like such a giant effort this weekend, with much of the country baked in a heatwave. Through the innovation and determination of our volunteers and participants, we survived the heat, celebrated 50 years since the moon landing and continued the parkrun magic!     A cooler full of ice…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Barkrunner profile: Jack of Charleston, WV

Hey there friends!  Your fave barkrunner correspondent Foxy caught up with the super speedy Jack of Charleston barkrun in wild and wonderful West Virginia.     Jack, tell me a little something about yourself.   Jack is my name. I am a 3 year old male small bench-legged feist terrier. I live in South Charleston,…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research in the UK revealing that more than 50% of women and girls have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels, who…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 13th 2019

In this week’s roundup we greet new friends and bid farewell to departing friends. We celebrate momentous milestones, trend setters, parkrun legacies and family connections. Enjoy these smiley sunny summer snaps!     At Des Moines Creek parkrun what a happy bunch of volunteers- and we LOVE their name tags!     And at Deep Run parkrun, this…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 6th 2019

For many of us, the best part of parkrun isn’t the run or walk or the beautiful places we spend our Saturday mornings, it’s the friends that we make at parkrun. We love how communities across the US showed us, this week, that we all get by with a little help from our friends.  …

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Joey’s Spirit

If there’s one young life to have seen more than a multitude of adults, it’s Joseph Oosterhoff from Quinns Rocks parkrun in Australia.   Looking at his youthful physique whenever he attends parkrun, one would be hesitant to think the 15-year-old has undergone numerous procedures for health conditions which have plagued him since birth –…

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Read more › News - 9th July 2019

A 12-year unbroken streak

Like many parkrunners, Stewart Mayhew had been less active than he’d prefer for many years, and then decided it was time to do something about it. A few months later he discovered the friendly community at parkrun and he hasn’t looked back since, visiting all of the DC-area parkruns and checking out some more while traveling.  …

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

New Events Update

As more and more Americans learn about parkrun, more and more people want to bring a free, weekly run/walk to their own community. We are excited to share the latest update to our development map, and to ask for your help in identifying locals who would enjoy helping out.   A thriving parkrun event is…

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