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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Apricot Gallery

We are often asked how we are able to offer parkrun events every single week, for free. What’s the catch? The appearance of new parkrun “apricot shirts” in the US this week is a great way to start our series on How We Keep parkrun Free Forever. And an excuse to show off your apricot…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

I don’t like to run, so why do I love parkrun?

Viveka from Sweden is a self-proclaimed non-runner, but she shared the story of how she became a parkrunner. She volunteers more than she participates and more often walks than runs, which is true for many parkrunners around the world. No matter how you participate, if you do, you’re a parkrunner and you’re always welcome.  …

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

The parkrun kit

If you’ve arrived at parkrun during event set-up or have volunteered for your local event, you’ve likely watched a Run Director pull all of the parkrun gear out of a Mary Poppins-esque bundle. It’s true that parkruns happen with minimal equipment and intentionally have a small footprint. Each event has the same tokens, stopwatches, scanners,…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 11th 2019

It was a perfect Mothers’ Day weekend across parkrun USA. Kids made their moms proud, moms made their kids proud, and over 1,800 people enjoyed running, walking, or volunteering on a beautiful Spring morning.   5 new US parkrun events are starting in the next month. If you’re a regular reader of these weekly roundups,…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 4th 2019

We love celebrating your achievements at parkrun, and this week there were some amazing achievements to celebrate. Whether it involves going faster or further than you’ve gone before, or showing up, for the first time or the 100th time, or visiting new communities, or creating new communities, or dragging your human out of bed to…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Introducing Oak Grove parkrun

Oak Grove parkrun, which launches June 1st, aims to create a healthy community that links towns on the Kentucky-Tennessee border and the military families that call nearby Fort Campbell home.   A parkrun brings so many health and most importantly community benefits. Community was at the forefront of Event Director Zack Lever’s thinking when he…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

What goes up …

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun will launch on June 1st 2019 in the rural, quintessential town of Woodstock, Vermont. This event is all about creating a sustainable, healthy community in a setting that has been committed to sustainability since the 19th century. That, and the climb to The Pogue. A Tradition of Sustainability Woodstock, Vermont is known for…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Barkrunner Interview: Otsana and Baldr

“The starting line seems just like the Iditarod to us!”   Hey fab friends!  Your barkrunner correspondent Foxy here, and this week I’m taking you all the way to the Pacific Northwest to meet power couple Baldr and Otsana of Renton parkrun!   Hi Baldr and Ostana, what’s your story? I’m Baldr, a 3 and…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, while showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident parkrunner, whatever your aspirations.   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength…

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Read more › News - 1st May 2019

Our parkrun Week in Pictures, April 27th 2019

Another parkrunday is in the rearview mirror, but we had a wonderful time celebrating exciting new milestones and birthdays. As ever, of course, the best part of parkrun isn’t earning a medal or a shirt, but the friends that we make and the communities that we build together.     At Livonia parkrun, Sam became the…

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