Read more › News - 31st August 2022

parkrunning with lung cancer

Beck was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer just a week after completing a half-marathon. For her, attending parkrun makes a huge difference to her outlook and mental health, and it gives her an all important hour in the week to forget that she has cancer.   As someone who has never smoked, she wants…

Read more › News - 31st August 2022

The same wherever you are in the world

Last Saturday, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt completed his 500th parkrun and joined the 500 milestone club. That’s 10 years worth of continual weekly parkruns, 2,500 kilometres covered, and countless coffees with old and new friends. Quite the achievement.   Whereas many may choose to celebrate such a milestone at the familiarity of their home event,…

Read more › News - 26th August 2022

Week in pictures: August 20

Another week of impressive parkrun USA attendance saw us with 2,335 finishers across 53 events. 525 parkrunners filled the volunteer roles and we welcomed 362 finishers to parkrun for the first time. Now, let’s take a look at those pictures:     College Park parkrun was teeming with milestones last weekend including Andrea’s 250th time…

Read more › News - 24th August 2022

Forever grateful

Macey’s family had long been encouraging her to visit her local parkrun, and after a health episode she finally put on her shoes and joined in.   Macey explains the positive impacts parkrun has had on her life and why she has never looked back.   My parents and brother had been trying to convince…

Read more › News - 24th August 2022

Why milestones?

As Paul Sinton-Hewitt hits his 500th milestone, we take a look back at how milestone clubs came about.    The start   When parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt started Bushy Park Time Trial back in 2004, he had no idea that nearly 18 years later, not only would people still be showing up, but that the…

Read more › News - 18th August 2022

Week in pictures: August 13

What a great weekend for parkrun USA! We nearly hit our attendance record, with 2,339 finishers across 53 events, everyone eager to take in a much cooler weekend that what we’ve been seeing throughout the summer. 509 fabulous parkrunners helped fill our volunteer roles and we welcomed 357 finishers to parkrun for the first time….

breaking stereotypes
Read more › News - 18th August 2022

Breaking stereotypes

parkrun is the best way to spend Saturday morning in its most enjoyable form – actively, smiling and spending time with others. Everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, will find a place at parkrun.   It’s also a place that other organisations can use to support their clients. For example, the ‘Misz-Masz’ group took advantage of…

Read more › News - 11th August 2022

Week in pictures: August 6

Another spectacular week for parkrun USA! We had 2,006 finishers across 49 events. It was a hot and humid one pretty much everywhere, but that didn’t stop 480 volunteers helping to run the show and 267 finishers brand new to parkrun. Without further delay, let’s take a look at the pictures:     A real…

Read more › News - 10th August 2022

Seeing more disabled people at parkrun

Wheelchair user Jono Whitehead was recommended parkrun by a good friend and frame runner. Initially hesitant, he arrived to find the tail walker that day was his former maths teacher so felt instantly at ease!   Here he tells us why he wants to see more disabled people at parkrun.   I’m disabled and I…

Read more › News - 3rd August 2022

parkrun week in pictures: July 30

Attendance record! We blew our previous record out of the water with a whopping 2,364 finishers across 52 events, amazing! Summer really is in full swing and clearly, parkrun is the place to be on Saturday mornings. 510 super volunteers helped out around the country and we welcomed 357 parkrunners to their first ever event….

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