Read more › News - 21st May 2017

“For Xander, parkrun is where running is about other people, rather than cystic fibrosis”

Last week at College Park parkrun Xander and Tara Mease celebrated their 50th parkrun together. At 5 years of age, Xander was, by far, the youngest US parkrunner to reach this milestone. Last year when Xander joined the 10 club Tara shared the story of how Xander’s running helps manage his cystic fibrosis, but how parkrun…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

parkrun: Soon in a Park Near You!

This month’s newsletter is packed with stories about new parkruns and how they got started. Event Directors from Eagan, Mansfield and College Park share their personal accounts, little secrets, stories of support, near disasters, and more. And we also focus on one of the important elements of every event, the Run Report – just as…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

Eagan is On!

Eagan parkrun started on a gorgeous morning, April 22nd, 2017. We had 47 runners and 14 volunteers… a great effort by all and really a smooth event. Our first run report is here:   The best part, now that we have actually started the events is speaking to runners and other people that just don’t…

Run Report
Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Read All About It: The Run Report!

parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, in most places at 9 am, and by 10 there will usually be no trace of the wonderful event that just happened, except, perhaps, for a group of enthusiastic runners gathered in a local café. In the next couple of hours, results will be posted, photos shared on social…

Mark 2
Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Our Strongest Supporter: Mark from the Parks

In Mansfield, we found our strongest partner in the City Parks and Recreation Department. One of parkrun USA’s newest event, Mansfield Ohio parkrun, completed its 14th event this past Saturday with a total of 174 runners participating to date. The process to start parkrun  started about two years ago, but accelerated as the Manager of…

Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

“We have never felt so connected to our community”

Creating a parkrun in our community is one of the most rewarding things that we have done together. We feel more connected to our community than ever before, and we have met so many people near and far since we started College Park parkrun in 2016.   We come from very different running backgrounds. Colin…

Read more › News - 30th March 2017

Livonia’s Irish Invasion

We have experienced an Irish invasion at Livonia parkrun as of late with the last two parkruns each visited by a pair of Irish tourists. parkrun #232 hosted tourists Padraig O’Conner and Dominick Gratten the day after St. Patrick’s day.  This was a big deal for us but they assured us that St. Patrick’s day…

Paul Durbin
Read more › News - 30th March 2017

A unique parkrun double (or the “the lengths to which you go”)

  We often hear people say that they wish they could do parkrun more than once per week, but Washington DC area parkrunner Paul Durbin has gone to extreme lengths to make that wish a reality. On March 18th Paul did Cornwall parkrun at 8am in Auckland, New Zealand, then he flew to San Francisco…

Read more › News - 30th March 2017

Kendra’s Milestone

Kendra Phillips wears a lot of labels: police recruit, Boston Marathon finisher, mom, cancer survivor, Californian, lover of scones (especially chocolate chip), and parkrunner, to name just a few.  There’s one label that she had to retire when she first moved to Durham, North Carolina: solo runner.   “I never used to run with other…

Read more › News - 30th March 2017

Ani’s Run for the Record

parkrun’s ethos encourages us to celebrate every personal success as we seek to make running more accessible to all. We’re more likely to acknowledge the wacky achievements of globe-trotting parkrun tourists, the quirky milestones, and the “pretty” finish times than the occasional extraordinary sporting feats that take place in our runs. Sometimes, however, we report – in…

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