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Read more › News - 7th August 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 3rd 2019

It’s so much fun to learn about your parkrunning every week. Unsurprisingly, with our busiest day yet — over 2,500 runners, walkers, and volunteers — and visitors from near and far, we were spoiled for choice. Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories from this week.     Water pistols seemed to be…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2019

30 miles through the snow

It sounds like a line from Monty Python, but it’s true.   When Yorkshirewoman Stephanie Evans moved from London to Michigan at the start of 2018 she biked 30 miles each way through the snow to get from Ann Arbor to Livonia, so that she could join a parkrun.   Last week over 100 runners, walkers,…

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Read more › News - 31st July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 27th 2019

This week brought a record number of runners and walkers to parkrun USA, over 2000 of them supported by hundreds of encouraging volunteers. Several events welcomed a break from last week’s heat wave. Smiles and post run celebrations were evident from coast to coast. And we are all looking forward to doing it again next…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

A warm welcome

Madison, Wisconsin and two of its suburbs are three of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin. This growth means that Madison is brimming with newcomers, and that is before even considering the University of Wisconsin, Madison and its annual influx of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. How can these newcomers find kindred spirits among a…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

Holding each other accountable

Rex Plex North parkrun’s local volunteer reporter Fern Hopkins shared the following story on their local parkrun page on social media and we wanted to share it with you! It has been lightly edited for clarity.   Several years ago, Jim Harris, 71, had multiple-bypass surgery. As a result, he and his family knew that…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

Australia launches world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth, Australia, became the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launched last Saturday, July 20th. There were 42 finishers and 11 volunteers at their inaugural event!    Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 20th 2019

Our small steps may have felt like such a giant effort this weekend, with much of the country baked in a heatwave. Through the innovation and determination of our volunteers and participants, we survived the heat, celebrated 50 years since the moon landing and continued the parkrun magic!     A cooler full of ice…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Barkrunner profile: Jack of Charleston, WV

Hey there friends!  Your fave barkrunner correspondent Foxy caught up with the super speedy Jack of Charleston barkrun in wild and wonderful West Virginia.     Jack, tell me a little something about yourself.   Jack is my name. I am a 3 year old male small bench-legged feist terrier. I live in South Charleston,…

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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…

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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…

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