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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

Summer Summary 2019

As we move from summer towards fall, we keep on parkrunning and parkwalking. It’s what we do. But it’s fun to look back on what has happened this summer, in our busiest few months ever.   And it’s a good excuse to pull out some of our favorite pictures from around parkrun USA.   Participation…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

It’s not just for other people

Rebecca Morris, a parkrunner in the UK, has never been the sporty type. Here, she shares her story of how she went from someone who had given up trying, to becoming the very best version of herself.    Reaching my 50th parkrun in July of this year was one of my proudest personal accomplishments.  …

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 24th 2019

This week we welcomed a new parkrun to our parkrun USA family - Howard Temin Lakeshore Path parkrun in Madison, WI. We also saw more people volunteering and more people coming back to parkrun than ever before.   We love that we are gaining around 2,000 new registrants per month but it’s especially encouraging to see parkrunners…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

From Addiction to a New Healthy Habit

In high school and college, long distance running was a hobby for Peter Wachira and something he really enjoyed. However, when he lost his mother his world changed.   Peter shares the story of how parkrun helped him overcome alcohol addiction and soaring blood pressure. This week his friends at Anacostia parkrun in Washington DC…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 17th 2019

Strollers, selfies, signs, … and snorkels. We’re out there in all weathers, in more and more healthy communities across the US every Saturday morning. Here are just some of our favorite pictures and stories from our fourth consecutive week with 2,000+ finishers supported by 300+ volunteers.     Feeling good about the shaded woodland course…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2019

The trail treats us all the same

“One year ago today I went to Colonial Park for the launch of a strange thing called parkrun.   Little did I know the treasure I had stumbled upon.”   Last August the news about parkrun coming to central New Jersey was our most widely read launch story ever. Mostly due to interest from visitors…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2019

Silicon Valley Startup

Starting September 14th there’s a new parkrun in Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. It will take place in a spectacular setting overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The story of Byxbee parkrun is a story of people who were brought together, sometimes through chance encounters, by a desire to do something good…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 10th 2019

There were high fives all over the US last Saturday, as THOUSANDS of people ran, walked, or volunteered at their local, or not-so-local, parkrun.   Frankly, we just love being able to say THOUSANDS…after our third-straight week of more than 2,000 runners and walkers. Good thing a few of our upcoming events were out practicing:…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

Barkrunner profile – Mia of Roosevelt Island

Hi all, Foxy here.  This week, I caught up with my friend Mia, a marvelous gal and barkrunner at my home barkrun of Roosevelt Island, for an exclusive!     Mia, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?   I came to DC from a South Carolina shelter after Lucky Dog Animal Rescue…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

The Story of Rock Creek Trail parkrun

The greater Portland, Oregon area seemingly has it all for runners and would-be runners. It has road races, trail races, cross country races, and running store group runs. The area has miles of trails and an abundance of beautiful parks. However, a local parkrun enthusiast knew that something was missing, and so he set out…

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