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Read more › News - 13th January 2020

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2020

Friendship and teamwork at Leakin Park

Leakin Park parkrun in West Baltimore, Maryland, has been part of the parkrun family since June 2017.   They’ve welcomed almost 1,000 different people to their event in that time, but as Thomas Hornik explains, it’s the friendships and teamwork that are making a real difference.   On a weekly basis, we at Leakin Park parkrun…

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Read more › News - 6th January 2020

A home from home

Monica Swords and her family relocated to Mansfield, Ohio. Keen to keep the kids active and meet new friends, they were looking for a way to combine both with the great outdoors… Enter parkrun!   3 years ago, my family moved over an hour away from where we have always lived due to a job change…

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Read more › News - 6th January 2020

parkrun profile: Crissy Field

There are more than 2,000 parkrun events, but Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco is one of the most iconic locations anywhere in the world.   Core Volunteer Mia Hartley takes us on a tour of her home event…     I started running parkrun after a friend emailed my husband and me an article about…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2019

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2019

parkrun profile: Fletcher’s Cove

Fletcher’s Cove parkrun was the first parkrun to launch in the DC area and the precursor to the current total of 6 in the District. MD, VA area.    Dan Owen, Co-Event Director at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, tells us more about the event he calls home…     I ran the inaugural Fletcher’s Cove parkrun and…

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Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

It’s always been there for me

Darren Wood has just completed his 750th parkrun. That’s the most parkruns of anyone in the world. Here he tells us about his parkrun journey to this incredible milestone.   I first heard about parkrun, or Bushy Park Time Trial as it was then known, through the Ranelagh Harriers running club newsletter.   I actually…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

parkrun celebrates two year success of events on custodial estates

Across the world on a Saturday morning, residents in prisons, young offender institutions, and correctional facilities are walking, jogging, running and volunteering in a groundbreaking initiative that is changing the lives of prisoners and staff alike.   Two years on from the first event, we take a look at the phenomenal success of parkruns on…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2019

The gift of parkrun

At parkrun, volunteers play a fundamental role in ensuring that events are set up, supported, sustainable and safe.    Volunteering is as beneficial a form of physical activity as walking or running. It gets you outside, meeting new people, having fun, learning skills and being part of your community.   We also understand that volunteering…

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