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Read more › News - 30th April 2018

A healthy and happy transition: The Story of a Transgender parkrunner

This article was originally published in a parkrun Australia newsletter and we loved it so much we’re sharing it here.   There’s no doubt we have all felt the warm and friendly welcome of parkrun. So many of us experience a lovely sense of belonging to the parkrun community. For others, the inclusivity of parkrun…

Read more › News - 30th April 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 28th 2018

We had so much to celebrate across parkrun USA this weekend, with birthdays, births, records, and milestones. But, as usual, we were mostly just happy to be having fun outside with friendly parkrunners. Whatever the weather.     At Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco, Heidi Sokolowsky became the 30th person to complete 100 parkruns in the…

Read more › News - 25th April 2018

We run hot and cold

April 28th brings anniversary celebrations at the warmest and coldest parkrun USA events. In Florida, Clermont Waterfront parkrun turns 5, and in Minnesota, Eagan parkrun marks its first of parkrunning. We check in with both event teams, and find that some things are different between satellite towns of Orlando and Minneapolis, but the growth of…

Read more › News - 25th April 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 21st 2018

parkrun is helping to create more and more healthy communities across the US. This week’s roundup explains why, with a big assist from our younger parkrunners: the kids and the barkrunners.     parkrun is about volunteering in your community. Foxy is a regular barkrunner at Roosevelt Island parkrun, but this week she helped her…

Read more › News - 24th April 2018

All aboard for Mountain Goat Trail parkrun

The Mountain Goat Railroad once hauled coal up the mountain and connected communities in southern Tennessee. Nowadays, a grassroots effort is converting the old railroad bed into the Mountain Goat Trail, a beautiful multi-use trail that will eventually connect those same communities. Mountain Goat Trail parkrun launches on May 19th between Sewanee and Monteagle, TN….

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Parks, parkruns and Partnerships

While snow and ice still linger in many parts of the country, it’s safe to say that most people have a bit of spring fever and are excitedly examining their surroundings week to week at parkrun for signs of emerging life. We recently told you about spring clean-up activities that took place at some of…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Would You Run Naked?

Have you ever noticed someone running naked at parkrun? Maybe you’ve run naked yourself? It may not be as obvious to spot as one might think, since we’re using the word “naked” to describe running without technology but fully clothed.   At parkrun we are interested in being more in tune with our bodies, our environment,…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 14th 2018

It feels like every week is more exciting than the one before it here at parkrun USA. This week, we’re focusing on milestones: come see what we’ve accomplished together!   At Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, a group of first time parkrunners celebrated a very important personal milestone: completing their first-ever 5K. Team #heartlove, sponsored by WUSA…

Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, April 7th 2018

We welcomed yet another new parkrun location to the family this week (we’re talking about a little place called Aspen!) You can almost feel the excitement about the growth of parkrun US radiating from this week’s set of photos.   It’s ironic that in a state with over 300 days of sunshine the launch of Aspen…

Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Charleston catches the parkrun bug

Two years ago Adam Patnoe wasn’t a runner. Now he’s the leader of Charleston parkrun, which is adding 50 running/walking events per year to West Virginia’s capital city, all entirely free. Adam’s change came about thanks to the support of friends who helped get him active, plus a random encounter with a guy from Scotland….

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