Read more › News - 31st January 2018

Letting go of my crutch

A few weeks back, this picture of a single runner on a snowy path was viewed, liked and shared thousands of times on parkrun social media channels. Who is the man, and what is the story behind the image? It turns out to be as inspiring as it gets. Juan Leg (yes, that’s his name;…

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Read more › News - 31st January 2018

parkrun comes to Boulder

February brings the launch of the first parkrun USA event in the Mountain Time Zone. Boulder, CO is a mecca for endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, but parkrun adds a distinctive, community-focused activity to the city. Co-event directors Chris Wyburn-Powell and Devin Rourke were inspired in completely different ways to bring parkrun to Boulder.  …

Read more › News - 31st January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, February 2nd 2018

This week’s stories from across parkrun USA include birthdays, milestones, volunteer superheroes … and alligators.     At Livonia parkrun the entire field waited to cheer Jim Ingles, their first ever male finisher in the 80+ age-category.     Crissy Field parkrun #157 was also their 3rd birthday. So the finish tokens were not the only stripy things…

Read more › News - 24th January 2018

Let’s keep moving!

On Saturday Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in the District of Columbia marked its 2nd anniversary and 100th run. DC Mayor Bowser ran in the inaugural parkrun and recently held her New Years Fresh Start 5K on the route of Anacostia parkrun. Her team presented parkrun with a proclamation thanking parkrun USA for its three DC events:…

Read more › News - 24th January 2018

A big, welcoming family

When Crissy Field parkrun launched in San Francisco in January 2015, it was expected to be an instant hit. What could be better than a free, weekly event in one of the top running venues in the continent? Three years on, the story has been different. Crissy Field parkrun started small, and its gradual growth…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 26th 2018

There was much to celebrate this weekend at parkruns across the US. Many people were running for the first time, one parkrun had its 100th event, the kids were out in force, and another event celebrated its first birthday. Read on to see the locals and read their stories!     Anacostia parkrun welcomed Saturday with 22…

Read more › News - 17th January 2018

Why we run, week after week

When Mansfield, OH launched in early 2017, it was the smallest US community to host a parkrun. As the event celebrates its first anniversary, event director Karen Crane shares her experiences of how it has made a difference to the community and to her life.   We are regularly asked why we do it, week…

Read more › News - 17th January 2018

The man and his data

Every week, parkrunners in the US are rewarded with a wealth of information on the latest parkrun performances and milestones across the country, crammed together in a data-rich report compiled by Tim Keer, a Livonia regular who likes his data as much as his running. New course records? Milestone shirts awarded? parkrunners gone touristing? Quirky…

Read more › News - 17th January 2018

Our parkrun week in pictures, January 19th 2018

So much to celebrate this week across parkrun USA: milestones, anniversaries, and surprising encounters. And while we had our first weekend with three events in triple digits, spare a thought for the parkrunners in the Midwest who just can’t wait to start on their parkrun resolutions.     At Roosevelt Island parkrun in Washington DC both Event…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Planting a Seed

In January 2016 Fletcher’s Cove parkrun launched in a quiet corner of Washington DC. As the event celebrates its second birthday, its impact can be seen well beyond the community of locals who meet on the canal towpath every Saturday.   Over the past couple of years, the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun has found its calling….

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