Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Under Teddy’s gaze

By Svetlana Stanaford Roosevelt Island Co-Event Director   If you got to visit Roosevelt Island just once, you would understand why we wanted to open a parkrun there.   You would agree that it’s a unique place in Washington, DC. When you cross the Potomac River on the bridge and see the beauty of the island…

Read more › News - 17th October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 20th 2017

This week’s parkrun USA roundup is all about sharing. We share the trails, we share volunteering, and we share our local parkrun communities with family, friends, and visitors.   We love to see your parkrun photos. If you capture a moment that you love and would like to see in this weekly roundup, share it…

Read more › News - 11th October 2017

Zombies, parkrun! How a virtual community spawned a new parkrun

Regina Cross, Event Director of the upcoming Moberly parkrun, in Moberly, MO, shares her story of how she stumbled upon parkrun, despite never having taken part in one, to this day. Moberly parkrun starts October 28, and will be Regina’s first. Sure enough, Regina will be volunteering. As Run Director. Welcome, Moberly parkrun, and may…

Read more › News - 11th October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 13th 2017

In this week’s parkrun USA snapshot, we celebrate youth and experience, and shrinking distances across a big, diverse country. Across the US, more and more communities are creating parkrun events that connect community members to nature, and to each other every Saturday morning. If you have a great picture for our weekly roundup, share it on…

Read more › News - 10th October 2017

The future of milestone t-shirts

Russ Jefferys, Head of Communications at parkrun, shares important news about the longed for and sometimes elusive parkrun milestone t-shirts, awarded for parkrunners achieving 10 (under-18s only), 50, 100, 250 and 500 (!) runs, as well as for individuals volunteering 25 times. The number of runners reaching milestones week by week around the world is staggering,…

Read more › News - 4th October 2017

Celebrate #parkrun13 with us

Next Saturday 7 October, 13 years after 13 people completed the very first parkrun, we celebrate our 13th birthday!To celebrate how the international parkrun community has grown over the past 13 years, we want to collect a photograph of a personalised apricot top from every event in the world (where available), from Aberdeen in the…

Read more › News - 4th October 2017

Building our American parkrun family

parkrun Global’s Chief Operating Officer (what a great job to have!), Tom Williams, visited the US in the last week of September. Tom met with the parkrun US team, with potential supporters, with new prospective parkrun teams, and ended his visit, after running his 222nd run at Roosevelt Island, with a happy gathering of parkrunners…

Read more › News - 4th October 2017

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 5th 2017

In this week’s roundup from across parkrun USA fall is in the air, bringing leaves, perfect running weather … and Quidditch. We also found some cool milestones, and some clues about coming attractions.    It was the last week of dawn setup at Livonia parkrun. A number of US parkruns shift to an 8am start during the…

Read more › News - 6th September 2017

A parkrun summer

Welcome to the last summer edition – or the first fall edition of the parkrun US newsletter, depending on your latitude – in which we read about how parkrun tourism is now also a thing for American parkrunners, explore ideas and examples of local partnerships with running clubs, community organizations, parks, local governments and other…

Read more › News - 5th September 2017

Partnering with your local parkrun USA event

As parkrun events spread across the US, there are more and more opportunities for organizations and groups to partner with their local parkrun.   The number of organized 5k running events in the US each year is staggering, with estimates reaching 20,000 or more events, with over 8 million finishers. 5ks account for more than…

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