Read more › News - 30th May 2018

A major milestone!

More and more US parkrunners are earning milestone t-shirts. In the past week alone we celebrated a youth 10 and a 50 at Clermont Waterfront, a 50 at Crissy Field, a 100 at Livonia and a volunteer 25 at Leakin Park! Sashes, capes, signs and tiaras have all been utilized to put a bit of…

Read more › News - 30th May 2018

parkrun USA “running evangelist” featured on podcast

You’ve likely heard stories about people getting involved with parkrun as a step toward leading healthier lives. The no-pressure environment, the ability to participate with family and the weekly frequency of parkrun draws those who might otherwise struggle to stick to a regular physical activity routine.   Andrea Zukowski’s story is a bit of a…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 26th 2018

We were ecstatic to welcome 1,102 finishers across USA parkrun events this week for our largest weekly turnout ever and nearly double for the same weekend last year! The proof is in the pudding: parkrun USA is growing! Continue reading to hear from parkruns around the country and see the many faces that made this…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

All Ages Welcome!

parkrun is for everyone. This simple core value means that each Saturday, you’re likely to see people of every age from babies in strollers to octogenarians. Glance at an event’s results page and you’ll see a variety of age groups represented. Look at the photo album to see that no matter what their age, they…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

Pregnant parkrunning

Last month, the findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy were published thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   While the majority of US parkruns didn’t exist at the time of the study, we decided to reach out to a few new mothers who ran before,…

Read more › News - 21st May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 19th 2018

This week we embraced the elements, and rediscovered the joy of splashing in puddles. We welcomed our newest event, in our smallest community yet. We found a long lost parkrunner on an island. And we showed that it really isn’t a race.     It rained all week in the Mid Atlantic, but that wasn’t…

Read more › News - 16th May 2018

parkrun USA Road Trip

There’s no place like your home parkrun. But with more and more events appearing across the US, your barcode is your ticket to a warm welcome from parkrun communities throughout the country. Consider including “parkrun tourism” in your summer travels this year.   Some of our events are close to obvious attractions involving monuments, bridges,…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Run (or walk) DMC parkrun

Des Moines locals can’t agree on how to pronounce the name of their city (de MOYN or de MOYNZ is accepted) but we know they’ll all agree that parkrun is a great addition to their community come June 9th. Des Moines, Washington (not Iowa) is a waterfront community on Puget Sound, 30 minutes southeast of Seattle and…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 12th 2018

It was another beautiful day for parkrun USA! With celebrations across the country for moms, nurses, and milestone achievements, 925 lucky runners and 158 volunteers were were enjoying the sun and making new friends. Check out our favorite photos and stories from the week. What caught our attention at the parkrun in your neighborhood?   This week’s…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

A Much Needed Focus

For some, parkrun simply provides a way to (quite literally) stretch their legs for some weekend exercise. For others, it’s a chance to spend time together as a family, catch up with friends or meet new people. Others enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and contribute to a community-building activity. For most, it’s a combination of…

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