Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Five Years of parkrunning

On June 2nd, 2012, 28 runners and walkers, alongside seven volunteers, turned up at Bicentennial Park at 9 am in Livonia, Michigan, a town in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. They have turned up 243 Saturdays since, almost without interruption, and on June 3rd, 2017 they came in large numbers to celebrate the fifth anniversary of…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Spoiled for Choice in North America

In Britain, where parkrun started 13 years ago, one apparently does not have to travel more than 20 miles from any point in the isle to reach a parkrun. This is not quite yet the case in North America, where, for instance, if you happen to live in McAllen, Texas, you would face a 1289…

Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Confessions of a parkrun Tourist

Hello, my name is Tim Gallagher, and I am a parkrun tourist.  Not just an average tourist mind you. If I will be anywhere out of town on a Saturday, I will check to see where the nearest parkrun is, and figure out how to get there using whatever means: planes, trains, or automobiles. I…

Read more › News - 8th June 2017

Everybody in the Pool!

When the temperature rises, there’s nothing like a dip in the pool to cool off and get some healthy exercise. Swimming works out the whole body, yet it’s easy on the joints because the water supports some of your weight. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to increase your physical activity or an athlete who…

Read more › News - 21st May 2017

“For Xander, parkrun is where running is about other people, rather than cystic fibrosis”

Last week at College Park parkrun Xander and Tara Mease celebrated their 50th parkrun together. At 5 years of age, Xander was, by far, the youngest US parkrunner to reach this milestone. Last year when Xander joined the 10 club Tara shared the story of how Xander’s running helps manage his cystic fibrosis, but how parkrun…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

parkrun: Soon in a Park Near You!

This month’s newsletter is packed with stories about new parkruns and how they got started. Event Directors from Eagan, Mansfield and College Park share their personal accounts, little secrets, stories of support, near disasters, and more. And we also focus on one of the important elements of every event, the Run Report – just as…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

Eagan is On!

Eagan parkrun started on a gorgeous morning, April 22nd, 2017. We had 47 runners and 14 volunteers… a great effort by all and really a smooth event. Our first run report is here:   The best part, now that we have actually started the events is speaking to runners and other people that just don’t…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Read All About It: The Run Report!

parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, in most places at 9 am, and by 10 there will usually be no trace of the wonderful event that just happened, except, perhaps, for a group of enthusiastic runners gathered in a local café. In the next couple of hours, results will be posted, photos shared on social…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2017

Our Strongest Supporter: Mark from the Parks

In Mansfield, we found our strongest partner in the City Parks and Recreation Department. One of parkrun USA’s newest event, Mansfield Ohio parkrun, completed its 14th event this past Saturday with a total of 174 runners participating to date. The process to start parkrun  started about two years ago, but accelerated as the Manager of…

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