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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Our parkrun USA Year in Review

It has been an exciting year for parkrun USA. We doubled in size – again! – and that was fairly predictable. We staged 543 free 5k events in 2017. But most of the highlights were things that we couldn’t have anticipated. Here are some of our highlights from the past year: our favorite numbers, our…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 15th 2017

Winter arrived this weekend across many parkrun USA events, in the form of snow, fog, or slightly cooler rain. But this didn’t keep parkrunners from coming together with old and new friends. And it certainly isn’t stopping teams from working to bring parkrun to new parts of the country. The Rockies and New England should…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Back to school

This past Saturday Livonia parkrun was pleased to welcome the “Run Crew” running club from Beechview Elementary School in Farmington, MI. An enthusiastic 12 boys and girls that had been in training since September to do their first 5K showed up ready and raring to go. Prior to Saturday the core team was able to…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 8th 2017

We are moved and inspired by this week’s stories from across parkrun USA. If you’re looking at the top of the results table for the stories, you’re probably looking in the wrong place. Well, mostly. And in a week that set a new parkrun USA volunteering record, the volunteers have stories to tell, too.  …

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Read more › News - 5th December 2017

Run, walk and volunteer – on the same day!

My name is Kay and I am 12. I have been a Woking (UK) parkrunner for three years and I try to volunteer a few times each year. At any parkrun it is super easy to volunteer, there are even lots of roles you can do and still run. I was talking with my mum and we…

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Read more › News - 29th November 2017

The Back to Front parkrunner

Over in the UK, parkrunner Mel Gordon from Bexley parkrun was diagnosed with cancer early this year while on 243 parkruns. Having now joined the 250 Club, Mel explains how his goal of reaching the 250 parkrun milestone (5 years of parkruns!) has played a significant part in his therapy. As he has progressed from a runner chasing fast times to a walker determined to…

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Read more › News - 29th November 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, December 1st 2017

We love Thanksgiving because it is all about family and friends. In this week’s parkrun USA roundup we celebrate the different ways that families are supporting each other and their communities. Thanksgiving is also about travel, and so we find parkrunners showing up in unexpected places, and meeting more of their parkrun USA family.  …

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

The biggest running weekend of the year

How did a Thursday in late November become the world’s biggest day for running? Why is participation in other running events plateauing? Two recent articles point to the same conclusion. People want to take part in events that are affordable, lack gimmicks, and that focus on social support. Sound familiar?   The US running market…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Eagan parkrun is thankful in all weathers

A time to pause and be thankful …   “parkrun creates a sense of community centered around physical and psychological well-being. Young, old, male, female, any background, it’s all inclusive. I like the fact that it is an addictive behavior in a positive way. Once they start, most people can’t stay away.” Tom Anderson –…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 24th 2017

This week’s parkrun USA roundup is from our first weekend with 15 events from coast to coast. We feature lots of kids, new events, new courses, and visitors from near and far.   Next week: special Thanksgiving parkruns on Thursday in Clermont and Eagan. Almost all events go ahead as usual on Saturday.    …

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