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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 2nd 2018

It was birthday weekend here at parkrun USA. Livionia, US parkrun #1, celebrated its 6th anniverary, while Deep Run parkrun celebrated one year of free, weekly 5Ks for everyone. And, as an added bonus, we topped 1,000 total finishers for the second time – only one week after setting an all-time attendance record. More and…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Melissa’s Story

parkrun is not about who is the fastest, but about making a difference in your life and the health of your community. Every week we hear stories about individuals who use parkrun to help get active and who make steady progress.   It is hard not to be inspired by the progress of Melissa Balenzuela,…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Birthday wishes

For the first time last week two parkrun USA events celebrated birthdays. Deep Run parkrun in Virginia celebrated its 1st birthday, and Livonia parkrun in Michigan its 6th. We checked in with the event leaders to find out what motivates them, and their hopes for the future. Some of their answers surprised us.   Nicole…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

A major milestone!

More and more US parkrunners are earning milestone t-shirts. In the past week alone we celebrated a youth 10 and a 50 at Clermont Waterfront, a 50 at Crissy Field, a 100 at Livonia and a volunteer 25 at Leakin Park! Sashes, capes, signs and tiaras have all been utilized to put a bit of…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

parkrun USA “running evangelist” featured on podcast

You’ve likely heard stories about people getting involved with parkrun as a step toward leading healthier lives. The no-pressure environment, the ability to participate with family and the weekly frequency of parkrun draws those who might otherwise struggle to stick to a regular physical activity routine.   Andrea Zukowski’s story is a bit of a…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 26th 2018

We were ecstatic to welcome 1,102 finishers across USA parkrun events this week for our largest weekly turnout ever and nearly double for the same weekend last year! The proof is in the pudding: parkrun USA is growing! Continue reading to hear from parkruns around the country and see the many faces that made this…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

All Ages Welcome!

parkrun is for everyone. This simple core value means that each Saturday, you’re likely to see people of every age from babies in strollers to octogenarians. Glance at an event’s results page and you’ll see a variety of age groups represented. Look at the photo album to see that no matter what their age, they…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

Pregnant parkrunning

Last month, the findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy were published thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   While the majority of US parkruns didn’t exist at the time of the study, we decided to reach out to a few new mothers who ran before,…

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Read more › News - 21st May 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 19th 2018

This week we embraced the elements, and rediscovered the joy of splashing in puddles. We welcomed our newest event, in our smallest community yet. We found a long lost parkrunner on an island. And we showed that it really isn’t a race.     It rained all week in the Mid Atlantic, but that wasn’t…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

parkrun USA Road Trip

There’s no place like your home parkrun. But with more and more events appearing across the US, your barcode is your ticket to a warm welcome from parkrun communities throughout the country. Consider including “parkrun tourism” in your summer travels this year.   Some of our events are close to obvious attractions involving monuments, bridges,…

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