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Read more › News - 13th May 2020

The Rhythm of Eagan parkrun

Here we hear from Andy Borne who tells us the story of how he stretched himself and found his rhythm at Eagan parkrun   It was about 2 years ago, 2018, that I found myself coasting. I was coasting athletically and also in an existential is-there-more-to-life way. I had somehow allowed the rhythm of life to quiet down too…

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Read more › News - 12th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 12 May

It is now eight weeks since we first closed all parkrun events across the world, and we know that parkrunners everywhere, alongside their local communities, are facing their own unique challenges, and would love to enjoy parkrun again.   Please know that we are thinking of you all right now and remain fully committed that…

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Read more › News - 11th May 2020

Play, creativity and tackling boredom 

Educational Psychologist Dr Dan O’Hare talks to us about promoting children’s wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Dan talks to us about the importance of play and creativity, and tackling boredom in lockdown.   It’s a time of uncertainty right now with children and families experiencing higher levels of stress, while other children may be feeling…

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Read more › News - 11th May 2020

Spotlight on: Denmark

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Denmark, and we speak to those involved back in the noughties who brought parkrun to Scandinavia…   The very first parkrun took place on Saturday 2 October 2004…

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Read more › News - 6th May 2020

Mom and Daughter parkrunners

Brooke and Joyce are Mom and Daughter parkrunners. They tell us how their parkrun journey took them from Michigan to North Carolina, via Italy.   They also tell us how excited they are to be part of the new Creekside parkrun once parkrun resumes!   I first learned about parkrun early in 2019 while planning…

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Read more › News - 6th May 2020

Spotlight on: New Zealand

Looking at the world map on the parkrun website with more than 2000 green pins it, each representing an event, is surprisingly like watching TV on New Year’s Eve to see where the major fireworks displays will be taking place. And just like seeing in a new year, it’s New Zealand that has the privilege…

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Read more › News - 5th May 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 May

Thanks again to all the event teams and ambassadors who have generously given us their time over the last few weeks, and shared the challenges they are facing at local level around the world.   We have now spoken directly to over 700 of those volunteers and continue to gain valuable insight.   Based on…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2020

parkrun communities staying active​ and staying connected

In this time of ‘parkrun pause’, we have seen some very creative example of parkruns connecting with their community.     You may have seen #notaparkrun trending as events have been staging unconventional timed runs on Saturday mornings!     Events have been active and here is a round-up of some of the things American events have been up…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

Spotlight on: Canada

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Canada, and Euan Bowman, North America Manager, tells us how parkrun has been embraced across the country.   parkrun in Canada launched in August 2016, but the journey started…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 28 April

Following on from last week’s update I’m pleased to let you know that our staff have already conducted one-to-one conversations with over 500 event teams and ambassadors around the world.   It’s been an incredibly moving experience for all of us, but also really uplifting. Thank you to everyone who’s given us some of their…

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