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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Barkrunner Interview – Miss Kitty and Gracie

This week Kensington parkrun in Maryland celebrates its first birthday! Over the past year a warm community has formed around these Saturday morning meetups.   Grown-ups love the company and the pretty Rock Creek Trail. Kids love the playground. And barkrunners love, well, everything. We sent our barkrunner correspondent Foxy to chat with a couple of…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 16th 2019

On a weekend when more people participated in parkrun USA than ever before, it’s no surprise that we were spoiled for choice in picking our favorite pictures and stories. This week, in addition to celebrating communities and milestones, we were celebrating the changing seasons in some places … and looking forward to changing seasons in…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

parkrun USA: An Introduction

As parkrun USA rapidly grows, more and more people want to know what’s special about parkrun, what impact it is making, and what it takes to bring a free, weekly parkrun event to a new community.   Our new guide parkrun USA: An Introduction is an illustrated overview of our values, some of our stories,…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

How to avoid and manage injuries

As your parkrun journey progresses, it’s possible that you may pick up an injury along the way. But there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of you being stopped in your tracks.   That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Noel Thatcher. As well as being a serial parkrun…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 9th 2019

One of the things that we love most about parkrun is how it brings all kinds of families together. Some of our families are biological, some of them are chosen, but however you define your family, we’re so glad that you’re part of ours, here at parkrun USA. This week, we found some wonderful (and…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

The same, but a little different

Dr Ollie Hart is a parkrun UK Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, and recently he visited South Africa on holiday. Like many people, he couldn’t resist the opportunity for some international parkrun tourism, and he tells us about his experience.   South Africa is a wild and beautiful country with many delights. But I was…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

Love at parkrun – Ray & Priscilla’s story

You’ve likely heard that parkrun is as much about building community and building relationships as it is about running or walking. We’ve shared pictures and stories of people celebrating parkrun milestones like earning a V25 shirt or 50 participation shirt. We’ve shared stories of birthday parties at parkrun, personal celebrations of overcoming obstacles and of…

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Read more › News - 5th March 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, March 2nd 2019

March came in like a lion at parkrun USA. Some stayed home, but everybody who got outside had a blast. We’re all about supporting members of our community at parkrun, and this week more people volunteered than ever before. And that’s not including the barkrunner volunteers. Here are a few of our favorite pictures and…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 23rd 2019

So much to celebrate this week starting with a record number of volunteers, record number of returnees, 50th event for both Kensington and Jamaica Pond parkruns, and a happy birthday to South Boulder Creek parkrun. Snow or rain or bright sunshine we look forward to doing it all again next week.     It was…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

Jansku – A very special runner

Jansku is a very severely disabled man and finding a hobby or learning to communicate have been almost impossible for him. Around 5 years ago Jansku, with the support of close relatives, got an eye-gaze computer so he could start practicing communicating. Jansku was interested in the computer and slowly but surely started to find…

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