Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Don’t let anything stop you

Elizabeth has always battled with her weight, and Ulcerative Colitis – a chronic health condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine and bowel. When she started a Couch to 5k program she ran in secluded areas after dark to avoid being seen.   Since being persuaded by her sister in 2015 to walk/run Heaton…

Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 3rd 2018

What a weekend! We welcomed a new parkrun into the family: Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan and set a new national record for high vis heroes. In much of the country, it is decidedly fall, so the theme of this week’s photos? Foliage and good feelings.   Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor is…

Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Our spookrun week in pictures, October 27th 2018

This was a weekend for interesting clothing choices across parkrun USA. For some it was the Halloween costumes, for others it was the protection from the nor’easter that blew through. Some did double duty. All had a fun start to the weekend.     A few raindrops weren’t going to stand in the way of…

Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Where everybody knows your name

Sewanee, TN, pop. 2300, holds the distinction of being the smallest US community to have a parkrun event. Too small? Not at all. Locals and tourists alike have been charmed by the personal touch at Mountain Goat Trail parkrun.   Co-Event Director Kristin Sturgill takes up the story.   “Sometimes you want to go where…

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Read more › News, Research - 24th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.    The study, which involved parkrunners who identified as having experienced mental health difficulties, concluded that volunteering, being outside and participating in…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 20th 2018

Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, parkrun is the place to let it all out and have fun! It’s great to see people letting loose and our photos this week capture some of the many moments of joy from this past weekend.     This young man at Crissy Field parkrun clearly enjoyed his…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

Meet me at Himmel parkrun

Himmel parkrun, which launches November 17th in a neighborhood park in central Tucson, is shaping up to be a fusion of international and local. Organizers David and Alicia Armet were inspired by their experiences in London to bring the free, weekly 5k run series to Tucson. But parkrun’s combination of fitness and community building fits…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 13th 2018

Our parkrun community includes many families who enjoy bonding while being active. Even for those who come to parkrun alone, the people you see each week often feel like family. parkrunners celebrate happy occasions with each other, provide support for one another during tough times and band together to support local initiatives in the parks…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

Barkrunner profile: Moose of Deep Run

Hi everyone!  Your barkrunner correspondent Foxy is here with a very special barkrunner interview – the happy-go-lucky Moose from Deep Run!  This interview is super special for me as Moose and I actually met back in 2017 on neutral ground up at College Park parkrun, where Moose helped me get a 5k PB! Yeah, I…

Read more › News - 16th October 2018

100 reasons why we love parkrun

This week College Park parkrun in Maryland celebrates its second birthday. The event has grown steadily over the two years, drawing a strong local following of runners and walkers. At their recent 100th event the team polled members of their community about the reasons why they keep coming back, bringing more and more friends and…

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