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…

Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 5th 2019

This week we celebrated the start of new parkrun events in Atlanta, GA and Cleveland, OH, bringing the count of US parkrun communities to 40. Welcome to Northside Beltline parkrun and Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun.   We also welcomed the changing seasons around the country, with beautiful sunrises, fall leaves, and perfect temps. There were milestones,…

Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Welcoming Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun

The City of Keller, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, often features in lists of top places to live in the US. Whenever the city conducts a citizen poll, the number one amenity mentioned is the more than 26 miles of paved trails.   The City’s long term Master Plan for development focuses on connectivity…

Read more › News - 9th October 2019

New Events Update

It’s time for our quarterly update on the development of existing and new parkrun communities across the US.   In April we were about to launch event #30. Now we’re looking forward to event #42. That’s a 40% increase in just 6 months!   We regularly hear from parkrun event teams that creating a supportive…

Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

Volunteering for the Volunteer State

A key goal of parkrun events is to bring people together to be part of a healthy community on a Saturday morning. The ideal recipe for a new US parkrun event is when multiple people are brought together by the desire to do something good for their community. This is exactly what led to the…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, September 28th 2019

Is that Fall we feel in the air? Perhaps the temperatures are cooling but our passion for parkrun is as hot as ever. With the number of regular runners participating this weekend close to our all time high, we enter a new season with much to look forward to. Four new parkrun USA parkrun events…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2019

A kid who is hard to catch

Eight-year-old Ipswich, AU parkrunner Conor Mathewson might be fast, but even at such a young age, he is already insightful enough to realize everybody’s fast is different.   Conor has a parkrun PB of 18:41 and 97 parkruns under his belt and says more than anything that his goals are to just keep running and having…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2019

Barkrunner profile – V of Mansfield, Ohio

Hi again everyone! Your favorite barkrunner correspondent Foxy is back in action with another fantastic meet and greet. This time, I met up with the vivacious V of Mansfield parkrun in Ohio!     V, let’s start with the basics – how’d you get such a superstar name? I have a beautiful white “V” on…

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