Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Joey’s Spirit

If there’s one young life to have seen more than a multitude of adults, it’s Joseph Oosterhoff from Quinns Rocks parkrun in Australia.   Looking at his youthful physique whenever he attends parkrun, one would be hesitant to think the 15-year-old has undergone numerous procedures for health conditions which have plagued him since birth –…

Read more › News - 9th July 2019

A 12-year unbroken streak

Like many parkrunners, Stewart Mayhew had been less active than he’d prefer for many years, and then decided it was time to do something about it. A few months later he discovered the friendly community at parkrun and he hasn’t looked back since, visiting all of the DC-area parkruns and checking out some more while traveling.  …

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

New Events Update

As more and more Americans learn about parkrun, more and more people want to bring a free, weekly run/walk to their own community. We are excited to share the latest update to our development map, and to ask for your help in identifying locals who would enjoy helping out.   A thriving parkrun event is…

Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 29th 2019

With more people than ever before running, walking, or volunteering at a parkrun USA event this past weekend, we knew that we would be spoiled for choice in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.     At Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore MD they were celebrating…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 22nd 2019

Sometimes news travels slowly, other times it’s oh so fast, such as when word got out about wearing tutus to parkrun on the 22nd of the month. We hear that our friends at parkrun New Zealand may be to blame.   We are just as happy to welcome first-timers as folks earning a coveted milestone…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Growing in confidence

Even though she laughs at being called an “inspiration,” we thought Helen’s story, recently published on the parkrun Australia blog, was just that! Her narrative is likely to resonate with many parkrun US participants and hopefully some who haven’t made it to parkrun yet for reasons similar to those that first held her back from…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Results Processing – Is It Magic?

Have you ever wondered about how your paper barcode, a little plastic finish token, a stopwatch and a scanner conspire to produce your parkrun result?   You’re not alone! It’s a question that comes up quite frequently, often heard at the end of the finish funnel. Those who attend post-parkrun coffee often get a behind-the-scenes…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

There’s Something About parkrun

Brendan Howard went from someone who ‘can’t run’ to someone who has completed more than 120 events at Dundalk parkrun in Ireland, has an impressive PB of 26:55 and has this year earned his volunteer 25 t-shirt.   He explains his thought process that led him to that first event and what parkrun means to…

Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Barkrunner profile – Martina

Hey friends — Foxy here, and I’m back with another fabulous barkrunner interview. In June 2018, we celebrated the inaugural unofficial barkrunner day across parkrun USA. On that day, I got to go for a car ride up the BW Parkway (Baltimore-Washington parkway for those of you out-of-towners) to Leakin Park parkrun where I met…

Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, June 15th 2019

This weekend more people than ever before took part in more parkrun USA events than ever: 2,158 finishers + volunteers at 35 events across the country. We celebrated new launches, bittersweet departures, dads of all ages, visitors from near and far, and so many happy humans and barkrunners.   Here are just a few of…

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