Read more › News - 17th July 2019

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research in the UK revealing that more than 50% of women and girls have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels, who…

Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 13th 2019

In this week’s roundup we greet new friends and bid farewell to departing friends. We celebrate momentous milestones, trend setters, parkrun legacies and family connections. Enjoy these smiley sunny summer snaps!     At Des Moines Creek parkrun what a happy bunch of volunteers- and we LOVE their name tags!     And at Deep Run parkrun, this…

Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 6th 2019

For many of us, the best part of parkrun isn’t the run or walk or the beautiful places we spend our Saturday mornings, it’s the friends that we make at parkrun. We love how communities across the US showed us, this week, that we all get by with a little help from our friends.  …

Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Joey’s Spirit

If there’s one young life to have seen more than a multitude of adults, it’s Joseph Oosterhoff from Quinns Rocks parkrun in Australia.   Looking at his youthful physique whenever he attends parkrun, one would be hesitant to think the 15-year-old has undergone numerous procedures for health conditions which have plagued him since birth –…

Read more › News - 9th July 2019

A 12-year unbroken streak

Like many parkrunners, Stewart Mayhew had been less active than he’d prefer for many years, and then decided it was time to do something about it. A few months later he discovered the friendly community at parkrun and he hasn’t looked back since, visiting all of the DC-area parkruns and checking out some more while traveling.  …

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

New Events Update

As more and more Americans learn about parkrun, more and more people want to bring a free, weekly run/walk to their own community. We are excited to share the latest update to our development map, and to ask for your help in identifying locals who would enjoy helping out.   A thriving parkrun event is…

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 29th 2019

With more people than ever before running, walking, or volunteering at a parkrun USA event this past weekend, we knew that we would be spoiled for choice in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.     At Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore MD they were celebrating…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 22nd 2019

Sometimes news travels slowly, other times it’s oh so fast, such as when word got out about wearing tutus to parkrun on the 22nd of the month. We hear that our friends at parkrun New Zealand may be to blame.   We are just as happy to welcome first-timers as folks earning a coveted milestone…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Growing in confidence

Even though she laughs at being called an “inspiration,” we thought Helen’s story, recently published on the parkrun Australia blog, was just that! Her narrative is likely to resonate with many parkrun US participants and hopefully some who haven’t made it to parkrun yet for reasons similar to those that first held her back from…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Results Processing – Is It Magic?

Have you ever wondered about how your paper barcode, a little plastic finish token, a stopwatch and a scanner conspire to produce your parkrun result?   You’re not alone! It’s a question that comes up quite frequently, often heard at the end of the finish funnel. Those who attend post-parkrun coffee often get a behind-the-scenes…

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