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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 8th 2019

Double the fun… Two is better than one… Double down on parkrun… Twice as nice… There’s a theme in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, it will become clear as you click through the album.     Earl and Elizabeth are the two…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2019

June Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Tail Walkers Updating Risk Assessments Messaging Guidelines First Time parkrunners The Virtual Volunteer App   1. Tail Walkers   The Tail Walker is one of the mandatory volunteer roles that every parkrun needs to fill every week….

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

parkrun, eh?

Naturally, we share quite a bit on our blog about new parkrun USA events, but let’s take step back and look at the full continent for a moment. Our neighbors to the north in Canada are also regularly launching new events, too!   For some of us stateside, it’s just a hop, skip and a…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

Introducing: Tempo Running

In our four-part training series, we’re introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, while showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.   To…

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 1st 2019

June 1st was a big day in the US! It was the 7th birthday of parkrun USA, two brand new parkruns launched, 353 people completed their very first parkrun, and for the first time ever, 6 US parkruns had over 100 finishers. Bring on summer!     Did somebody mention birthdays? Josie celebrated her 12th…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Healthy Communities, Fit Cities

Recently the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its annual American Fitness Index rankings of 100 major cities. It is interesting to look at the cities where parkrun is already making a difference, and the cities where parkrun could make a difference. How does your city stack up?     All cities recognize the value…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 25th 2019

There was so much happening this Saturday at our busiest day of parkrunning yet, with over 2,000 running, walking, or volunteering at parkrun USA. The numbers are fun, but the stories are even better. Plus, this week a couple of bonus caption contests.     Renton parkrun: “A few weeks ago Theresa was volunteering at…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Jamaica Pond parkrun at the Arboretum

Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston is a hit with locals and visitors, with over two thousand taking part in little over a year. Our concern upon hearing that the pond would be closed for the summer for trail repairs turned to excitement when we learned of JP parkrun’s temporary home down the street.   Jamaica…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Meet us at the red barn!

Perrigo parkrun, which launches June 15, 2019, aims to build a healthy, friendly community in the rapidly growing city of Redmond, 20 miles east of Seattle.   With an increasingly diverse population, of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, the city and the community have long been ready to embrace parkrun as a way to bring…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 18th 2019

On our busiest weekend of parkrunning yet, with almost 2,000 finishers and volunteers, we had so much to celebrate: friendships, anniversaries, new events, families … and sun! And with our just-show-up approach, you never know which of the 45,000 Americans with a parkrun barcode might show up again after some time away.     At Leakin…

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