Read more › News - 8th November 2017

Persistence brings parkrun to the Pacific Northwest

“How can we bring parkrun to Seattle?” was the burning question one morning in April 2016. Tucked away in a Starbucks meeting room, three women huddled over a phone looking at park maps while wondering out loud about start dates, sponsors, marketing, and the resources they would need to make parkrun happen. It would be…

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

parkrun is one of my favorite things about College Park

College Park parkrun in Maryland has had a remarkable first year. We check in with event directors Colin Phillips and Andrea Zukowski to learn about the impact that parkrun has had on their community, and on their lives.   When we launched College Park parkrun one year ago, we could not have imagined the year that lay…

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

After 556 parkruns, how to keep things interesting

Danny Norman, parkrunner extraordinaire, 500-club member, and former host of the parkrun show, does an epic Crissy Field parkrun #144.   So, I had originally intended to scribe this piece for parkrun USA on the overnight flight back from San Francisco to London Heathrow, yesterday. Today is Monday. At least I think it is. My body…

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

No barrier to physical activity

Towards the end of August 2017, our son Nathan (parkrunner A2139438) was complaining of excessive thirst. A pharmacist confirmed his blood sugar levels were excessively high, and after a trip to the doctor and then the emergency room it was confirmed that he had Type 1 diabetes. All this happened within an eight hour period.  …

Read more › News - 31st October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 3rd 2017

As usual we were spoiled for choice in this week’s parkrun USA roundup. This week saw some impressive new records, some striking costumes, and some new members of the parkrun USA family.   At Crissy Field parkrun this group rounded out an impressive new parkrun USA attendance record of 256, thanks to a big contingent…

Read more › News - 25th October 2017

Finding Motivation to Run

You manage to consistently come to parkrun (almost) every week?  Well done!  Do you struggle to find the motivation to run during the week, in between your parkruns, especially when the rising temperatures mean you come home looking more like you swam than ran?  You’re not the only one. Claire Wyckoff, a runner from San Francisco,…

Read more › News - 25th October 2017

A very warm welcome

By Bill Post Run Director at Clermont Waterfront parkrun   This week Clermont Waterfront parkrun celebrated its 200th event with 100 runners and walkers enjoying the alternate Lake Hiawatha ‘woodland’ course.     It was back in April of 2013 that the first parkrun was completed along the beautiful shores of Lake Minneola, following months…

Read more › News - 24th October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 27th 2017

In this week’s parkrun USA snapshot we celebrate milestones. Not only the ones that are recognized by official parkrun shirts, but also the ones that matter to individuals and to communities. With new events about to launch, and many more in the pipeline, more and more Americans can enjoy these milestones every weekend.    …

Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Under Teddy’s gaze

By Svetlana Stanaford Roosevelt Island Co-Event Director   If you got to visit Roosevelt Island just once, you would understand why we wanted to open a parkrun there.   You would agree that it’s a unique place in Washington, DC. When you cross the Potomac River on the bridge and see the beauty of the island…

Read more › News - 17th October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 20th 2017

This week’s parkrun USA roundup is all about sharing. We share the trails, we share volunteering, and we share our local parkrun communities with family, friends, and visitors.   We love to see your parkrun photos. If you capture a moment that you love and would like to see in this weekly roundup, share it…

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