Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….

Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Spreading the word

“Picked up H. from school today, and he was waving this around, yelling, “Can I interest you in parkrun?””   With this weekend’s launch of Perrigo parkrun, our 35th free, weekly event and third in the Seattle metro area, the marketing team is firmly on message and reaching all parts of the Redmond community.  …

Read more › News - 12th June 2019

A lucky escape

There are times in your life that you reflect on what lies in the past. For me, I had such a moment last year at Christmas when I looked back on a moment that changed my perspective of life forever. I learned an important health lesson which I would like to share with you. But…

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Our parkrun week in pictures, June 8th 2019

Double the fun… Two is better than one… Double down on parkrun… Twice as nice… There’s a theme in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, it will become clear as you click through the album.     Earl and Elizabeth are the two…

Read more › News - 10th June 2019

June Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   Tail Walkers Updating Risk Assessments Messaging Guidelines First Time parkrunners The Virtual Volunteer App   1. Tail Walkers   The Tail Walker is one of the mandatory volunteer roles that every parkrun needs to fill every week….

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Read more › News - 5th June 2019

parkrun, eh?

Naturally, we share quite a bit on our blog about new parkrun USA events, but let’s take step back and look at the full continent for a moment. Our neighbors to the north in Canada are also regularly launching new events, too!   For some of us stateside, it’s just a hop, skip and a…

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Introducing: Tempo Running

In our four-part training series, we’re introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, while showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing tempo running.   To…

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Our parkrun week in pictures, June 1st 2019

June 1st was a big day in the US! It was the 7th birthday of parkrun USA, two brand new parkruns launched, 353 people completed their very first parkrun, and for the first time ever, 6 US parkruns had over 100 finishers. Bring on summer!     Did somebody mention birthdays? Josie celebrated her 12th…

Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Healthy Communities, Fit Cities

Recently the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its annual American Fitness Index rankings of 100 major cities. It is interesting to look at the cities where parkrun is already making a difference, and the cities where parkrun could make a difference. How does your city stack up?     All cities recognize the value…

Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, May 25th 2019

There was so much happening this Saturday at our busiest day of parkrunning yet, with over 2,000 running, walking, or volunteering at parkrun USA. The numbers are fun, but the stories are even better. Plus, this week a couple of bonus caption contests.     Renton parkrun: “A few weeks ago Theresa was volunteering at…

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