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Read more › News - 8th August 2018

P is for Personal, B is for Best

PB. Two simple letters that hold so much meaning! As defined by parkrun, P is for personal, meaning it’s all about you and no one else on the course. B is for best, meaning the fastest time for a 5K distance. Combine the two and you have an official parkrun achievement to celebrate!   Just…

Read more › News - 8th August 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, August 4th 2018

Early August is a great time to enjoy your local parkrun, or to strike out for a bit of parkrun tourism. In this week’s roundup we find visitors from far away, US parkrunners on tour, and more and more family and friends getting in on the action on another record-setting weekend. And a bonus celebrity…

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Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Yoga for parkrunners

All it takes is a quick internet search of “yoga for runners/walkers” to find a multitude of articles, guides and even videos about how practicing yoga is beneficial to runners and walkers. In a recent parkrun UK newsletter, Intersport (one of parkrun UK’s partners) shared some great information we think will be useful to you,…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2018

It was always about the coffee

Eleven years ago Euan Bowman was a young Scot, fresh out of college and living in an unfamiliar English town, looking for things to do. He went on to start one of the earliest parkruns, and later to launch parkrun Canada. He recently returned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event that he started,…

Read more › News - 1st August 2018

5 Reasons Why We Volunteer

We all know that volunteers play a vital role at parkrun, organizing every event, every week. And we probably are aware that the volunteers are parkrunners just like ourselves. But there are so many reasons to be a parkrun volunteer beyond a sense of duty or need to keep the event afloat.   Here are…

Read more › News - 1st August 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Hump & Lisa

In the parkrun database of nearly 5 million barcodes, Hump Plotts A2976072, shows as having completed zero parkruns. Another person who registered but never took part? That couldn’t be further from the truth. Hump has spent longer on the course at College Park parkrun than anybody else. Well, anybody except for his wife, Lisa Wilson….

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Read more › News - 31st July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 28th 2018

For the 10th week in a row parkrun USA has topped 1,000 participants with this week being our largest turnout ever with 1,320 runners and walkers, and 182 volunteers. This week we had quite a variety of participants but especially Event Directors from across the country who seemed to all be running this weekend. Read on to…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2018

A parkrun and a wedding

Shortly after launching Renton parkrun in November 2017, the event team welcomed an energetic and passionate parkrun couple to the local family: Rebecca Adams and Ben Oxwell. The two had been dating long-distance between the US and Australia for 15 months but were happy to share that they intended to get married mid-2018 when Ben’s…

Read more › News - 25th July 2018

parkrun arrives in New Jersey

With the August 18th launch of Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun, Garden State residents will be able to join the world’s largest running and walking community. And Somerset, NJ may see a curious uptick in tourist interest.   D&RC parkrun is a free, weekly 5k on the canal towpath, starting at Colonial Park every Saturday,…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, July 21st, 2018

At parkrun we love to celebrate good times. Yes, we celebrate PB’s, the literal “good times” but we focus most on the happy occasions, fun experiences and milestones, no matter what the pace. To complement the recent parkrun USA blog post about walking at parkrun, this week’s roundup highlights some of our parkrun walkers from…

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