Read more › News - 29th January 2017

parkrun partners with the American Cancer Society

parkrun USA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), to promote the importance of regular physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle.   A healthy lifestyle is an important part of cancer prevention, has positive effects for those in treatment, and improves survivorship outcomes. The new ACS…

Read more › News - 27th January 2017

parkrun’s year in numbers

parkrun is – quite literally – on a run! And what a year we just had: 2016 was the biggest year for parkrun USA by all measures, and 2017 aims even higher.   There were 14033 completed runs in the US, compared to 7281 in 2015, virtually doubling our field. In fact, in 2016 there…

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Read more › News - 26th January 2017

Daniel’s Journey

I ran my first Clermont Waterfront parkrun on March 28, 2015. Little did I know that day would have such a lasting impact on my life. I had recently joined a wellness challenge and was seeing sharply declining losses just from better eating. I was told I had to increase my activity level if I…

Read more › News - 26th January 2017

Greetings from Canada

I am Euan and I am the Country Manager for parkrun Canada.  I moved here almost five years ago and while I understand when moving country that culture shock and adjusting is part of the process, giving up parkrun was one of those things that was very hard to do!  Watching parkrun emerge in the USA made…

Read more › News - 21st December 2016

Happy 2017 from parkrun USA!

In the December edition of the parkrun newsletter we dive into the milder climates of Crissy Field parkrun’s San Francisco, we welcome a new parkrun Event Director into the family, hear about parkrun Global’s plans for the sometimes controversial “Points Competition”, meet a parkrun “Ambassador” who has landed on our shores and celebrate the holidays… running,…

Read more › News - 21st December 2016

Crissy Field blows 100 candles

Crissy Field’s inaugural parkrun was held on a sunny day in January 2015 with 22 runners. The runners numbered in the teens for the next few months, but they started to rise as the summer approached. That upward trajectory continued for the next twelve months, with a record setting 113 parkrunners on July 30, 2016….

Read more › News - 21st December 2016

Holiday parkrunning

Holiday season began, for many, with a run in the park. This year, #parkrunday fell on December 24th and falls again on December. 31st. And while parkrun USA doesn’t normally hold Christmas Day  parkruns – unless Christmas falls on Saturday, that is – we will host three special parkrun events on New Year’s Day, Jan….

Read more › News - 20th December 2016

Message from parkrun Global

Since the beginning of parkrun we’ve always prided ourselves in breaking down barriers to participation and welcoming people no matter what their background or ability.   Perhaps the biggest change we’ve been through over the years has been from being a running event focused on finish times, to a community-led social event that uses running…

Read more › News - 20th December 2016

Mansfield, Ohio: Welcome to parkrun!

Eight is our lucky number, and with the coming launch of Mansfield OH parkrun, on January 21st, parkrun US effectively doubles the number of events in this country from just year ago. Mark your calendars, put a pin on your map, and lets hear it directly from Karen Crane, Event Director, who personally measured and re-measured…

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…

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