Read more › News - 30th March 2017

There’s a new parkrun on the block!

Eagan, Minnesota is the latest pin on the parkrun USA map! Eagan parkrun starts April 22, in Thomas Lake Park. Eagan is a town in the metropolitan area of the the Twin Cities, “only” a 10-hour drive from Livonia, MI, 11 hours from Mansfield, OH or, for that matter, just a 3 hour flight from San…

Read more › News - 14th March 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, reminds us our partner, the American Cancer Society (ACS).  As with many types of cancer, physical inactivity increases a person’s chance of developing colorectal cancer. In fact, there are many lifestyle-related factors you can change to reduce your risk: the links between diet, weight, and exercise and colorectal cancer…

Read more › News - 3rd March 2017

Records Tumble in February

Last summer’s high turnouts are old news in the US. parkruns broke attendance records in three out of four Saturdays – in February! 1663 runners and walkers completed the 31 events that took place last month, along with 259 volunteers.   The last weekend of February, an unseasonably warm one for over half of the…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2017

Milestones – and More

Warm February weather across the East Coast brought enthusiasm, higher attendance, and plenty of individual and collective achievements:   Crissy Field hosted 65 youth from across the Bay, members of Running for a Better Oakland. Their participation in parkrun 107, on February 2nd, helped propel the event to a record 134 athletes. Four stalwarts achieved their 50 run milestones:  Philip Gadd, Lucy…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2017

parkrun Volunteering: the Tail Runner

In this edition of the newsletter we focus on one particular volunteer role: the Tail Runner.  This is the person you see in the photographs with a hi-vis vest on, at the back of the field, taking the title of ‘last parkrunner’ at each run.   The tail runner’s duty job description is easy to explain, and very…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2017

parkrunning with Dogs

Dogs get you into the outdoors. Regularly. So does parkrun. This makes them a natural match. Few other running events welcome dogs. So for dog owners parkrun is extra special. At many parkrun USA events, dogs are part of the parkrun family.   Scout is an Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) who is among the regulars…

Read more › News - 30th January 2017

Mansfield OH parkrun: put it on your list

Colin Phillips, Co-Event Director at College Park parkrun, tries his hand at some parkrun tourism in Mansfield, OH and, for good measure, sets a (likely fleeting…) course record on their inaugural run. Mansfield, Ohio probably wasn’t on your tourism bucket list, but for parkrunners it now should be. With a crack team of volunteers in…

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…

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