Read more › News - 20th December 2016

Murphy’s the name, parkrun’s my game

Hello – my name’s Rory Murphy, recently arrived on these shores from Ireland via 16 years in the UK.   I would hazard a guess I’ve been involved in parkrun longer than anyone else in the US – I ran my first event back in 2009.   Back then there were only 11 events and…

Read more › News - 6th December 2016

Holiday Running with parkrun

Clermont Waterfront parkrun, Florida, was happy to continue its tradition of holding a Thanksgiving day parkrun this year. It was a good excuse to get out of the house early, meet with friends, wish all well for the holiday, and to do a bit of exercising before the day’s feast! With no “Turkey Trot” at the…

Read more › News - 6th December 2016

Passing the baton at Livonia parkrun

Greetings from Livonia parkrun, the birthplace of parkrun USA. Back in June of 2012, two very generous souls, our esteemed founders, Rick and Lori Brauer, brought parkrun to the USA and nurtured it along, spreading slowly but steadily through all the growing pains of the early years.   Rick and Lori have recently retired with…

Read more › News - 6th December 2016

Darrell Stanaford appointed parkrun USA manager

Darrell Stanaford, Event Director at Roosevelt Island parkrun and DC-Area parkrun Ambassador, has been appointed Manager of parkrun USA. Darrell shares his experience as a parkrunner in three countries and invites you to help parkrun reach its full potential in the US.   What better place for a Californian to discover parkrun than Moscow? In…

Read more › News - 15th November 2016

We’re all parkrunning on Strava

Strava is that cool app & web platform through which serious athletes and data obsessed geeks dissect and pore over every shred of information from their runs (or rides). But Strava is much more than that, and can be a great enhancer to your parkrun experience.   See that Strava logo on next to the…

Read more › News - 28th October 2016

Welcome to the parkrun USA Newsletter

What an incredible run this has been. Since you last heard from us, a lot has happened in this country and in the wider parkrun. In this newsletter, you will hear from parkrun Founder (yes, that is his job title), Paul Sinton-Hewitt, taking stock on the development of parkrun USA, and emphasizing the community-building aspect of our runs….

Read more › News - 28th October 2016

Trivia and Event Updates

Two runs, two mayors:  Patrick Wojahn, Mayor of of College Park, Md, showed up to run at his local parkrun on October 22nd. On the same day, Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC, showed up for her second parkrun at Fletcher’s Cove. This is no coincidence: both have been very supportive of parkrun in their towns…

Read more › News - 27th October 2016

Meet College Park parkrun’s Event Director

Meet Andrea Zukowski, Event Director at the newly-launched College Park parkrun:   “If you had told me 3 years ago that I would be heading up a weekly 5k today, I would have laughed in your face. I was no runner, and had no interest in becoming one. Having a husband who had run all…

Read more › News - 27th October 2016

Black Girls RUN in Durham!

On October 1, 2016, Durham, NC parkrun was proud to host a couch-to-5k graduation event with the local chapter of Black Girls RUN! (BGR) on their 167th event.   The group’s tongue-in-cheek shirts claim that they run to “preserve the sexy”, but BGR also has a more serious mission: to promote running as a way to combat…

Read more › News - 17th October 2016

Words from parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE

Nothing makes me more proud than to see people coming together in healthy pursuits, building relationships and strengthening community. Communities were not my first thought when I started parkrun twelve years ago but it was definitely integral to the initial concept.   Meeting for a coffee with my friends after the run was mainstream to…

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