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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

What all Run Directors want you to know

What is the one thing all Run Directors wish every parkrunner knew? Could it be “No printed barcode, no time?” Maybe, as that’s pretty important. Perhaps it’s that parkrun isn’t a race? Another good guess. Or what about the fact that yes, the event takes place EVERY week? That’s probably in the top 5, but…

Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 2nd 2019

We’re always spoiled for choice in our weekly roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. At this time of year the combination of the natural beauty and the supportive, healthy communities is irresistible.   And this week we also had a party bus!     Sign porters from the rising generation at Fletcher’s…

Read more › News - 30th October 2019

Thank you, Darrell!

All of us at parkrun USA would like to thank Darrell Stanaford for his tireless efforts as parkrun USA Country Manager. parkrun USA has grown enormously under Darrell’s leadership over the past 3 years, both in the number of communities reached, and the diversity of lives that are being touched.    Darrell stepped aside at…

Read more › News - 30th October 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 26th 2019

We’re always spoiled for choice in our final parkrun USA roundup of October. We found creative outfits, spectacular Fall views, and so many individual achievements to feel good about.   Plus we welcomed Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN and Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun in Keller, TX to the parkrun family. Wonderful!     It was…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Growing in confidence through parkrun

This story comes from parkrun Australia and was written by Sally Heppleston.    When Russell Thornton was eight years old, he suffered a permanent brain injury after being hit by a car. He had to learn to walk and talk again.   Now almost 58 and living an independent life, he was “a bit of a…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Mud, Milk and Cookies- parkrun highlights at age 11

We love that so many kids participate in parkrun. It turns out, they love participating, too! We’ve interviewed two  parkrunners from different areas of the country, and both happen to be the same age. One is a home-grown USA parkrunner who is at the beginning of his parkrun journey, the other a bit more experienced…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 19th 2019

It was a wet one this week across much of parkrun USA. In some places it was A Very Wet One. But that just gave us more ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. We also celebrated birthdays, milestones, new arrivals, and fond farewells. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories…

Read more › News - 17th October 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 12th 2019

When we look through the photos from 40-odd parkrun events every week, we love seeing so many happy faces. It’s a great reminder that, despite all of our differences, parkrun brings us together. There’s nothing more powerful than the shared joy of moving our bodies outside, whether it’s in the heat and humidity of Florida…

Read more › News - 17th October 2019

Ready to Grow

We all know that parkrun events are free, friendly, forever thanks to the volunteers who make every parkrun happen. Less widely known is that the local teams are supported by the parkrun ambassadors, volunteers who support new and existing events and much more besides.   This past weekend the parkrun USA ambassadors team held their…

Read more › News - 17th October 2019

The view from the back, in a wheelchair

Cyndy McLean is discovering the pleasure of having a new parkrun in her community in Guelph, Canada.    While most parkrunners enjoy running or walking on two feet, wheelchairs are very much welcome at parkrun, and Cyndy is appreciating the vantage point that comes from spending a little longer to cover the 5K.   Getting…

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