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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

“I’m Not a Runner”

“I’m not a runner.” Many of us have uttered this phrase, however the line between “runner” and “non-runner” seems to vary from person to person. Many self-proclaimed “non-runners” may actually move their bodies in a way that the majority of the population would classify as a run. However, they themselves don’t think of themselves as…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Renton parkrun celebrates the Make it to 8 Challenge

Seven months ago, co-event directors Cathryn Burby and Kortney Thoma were driving home after a parkrun meeting and the conversation turned to how to build strong engagement at their newly minted Renton parkrun. A statistic they heard just three weeks earlier would give them the inspiration they needed: once a parkrunner achieves 8 total parkruns,…

Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Study Abroad

Rose Penfold and Chris Wyburn-Powell came to America expecting to spend a year studying abroad in one of America’s running meccas. Rose came to Boston, Chris to Boulder. They certainly made the most of what the cities had to offer, academically and athletically. But they also noticed that something was missing: a parkrun. So they…

Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Barkrunner of the week: Anana

To mark our totally unofficial “barkrunner day” on June 23rd, our first barkrunner of the week, Foxy, interviewed Anana, a regular runner and volunteer at Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco. And we learned the story behind her pink hairdo.   Anana, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?   My name is…

Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 16th 2018

It was Father’s Day weekend at parkrun USA. All over the country, parkrun dads kicked off “their” weekend by parkrunning with their families. It was also our fourth consecutive weekend of 1,000+ parkrunners. And, we welcomed new parkrunners, celebrated milestones, and said goodbye to some very special parkrun friends.     We love seeing families…

Read more › News - 20th June 2018

A year of energy and inspiration

As it celebrates its first birthday, the team at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore look back on a year full of surprises. The team was thrown in at the deep end when the event founder was transferred to another state almost immediately after the launch. They faced weather extremes ranging from Arctic cold to damaging…

Read more › News - 13th June 2018

parkrun USA Ambassadors

If you hear an enthusiastic Irish accent at a fledgling parkrun event in the US, chances are it’s Rory Murphy. A parkrun early adopter, he helped launch 30 events in the UK, before relocating to the US in late 2016. Now parkruns seem to pop up close to wherever he relocates for work. Coincidence? Not…

Read more › News - 13th June 2018

Becoming a Runner

My name is Paulene, but just last year I used to call myself the ‘Anti parkrun Girl’.   I’d been doing 5K walks a few times a week for months in my quest to improve my fitness and lose weight. I’d always had this obsession with runners and a dream of what it must feel…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 9th, 2018

Another wonderful parkrun weekend is in the books. Although we really loved celebrating the inaugural Des Moines Creek parkrun and Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun’s first anniversary, the best part was knowing that a record number of parkrunners and volunteers were building a happier and healthier world all across the country.   It is always so…

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