Read more › News - 6th July 2022

The same but different

Earlier this week the USA celebrated Independence Day. It’s a day of national pride and celebration, so in our own spin we turn the spotlight on three American parkruns to highlight their unique differences, while at their heart having the same friendly and welcoming core.   We start off in Florida, where we have Depot…

Read more › News - 30th June 2022

Canada Day – a day of celebration

Friday 1 July is Canada Day, and it is a very special day for Canadians around the World.  To celebrate and mark the annual occasion, many Canadian parkruns hold a Canada Day parkrun event. We speak to some Canadian parkrunners about what the special day and parkrun event means to them.   As the Government of…

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Read more › News - 30th June 2022

parkrun week in pictures: June 25

Another great weekend across the US, with the temperature rising and crisp blue skies in most places.  Let’s take a look at some of the amazing photos taken from this weekend:     Volunteers at Baltimore and Annapolis Trail parkrun are proud of another event which should see their 1,000th finisher. They are planning a red, white…

Read more › News - 16th June 2022

parkrun week in pictures: June 11

This past weekend saw 1,576 finishers across 44 events, a smaller than usual bunch but don’t fret, the pictures and stories are just as good! We had 404 parkrunners fill our volunteer roles and 220 were attending a parkrun for the first time ever. Now, let’s take a look at the photos:     Have you ever…

Read more › News - 15th June 2022

A mental health warrior

32-year-old Maddie Macfarlane lives with social anxiety. Maddie tells us about the strategies she uses to get herself to parkrun each week, and how parkrun has become an important coping mechanism for her mental health.   My social anxiety presents as overthinking and worrying about what people might think of me. I seem to think…

Read more › News - 9th June 2022

week in pictures: June 4

Happy 10th anniversary, parkrun USA. Last weekend saw 1,958 finishers across 44 events on the 10th anniversary of our first USA location – Livonia parkrun in Michigan. It was our second highest attendance of the year and we had 426 volunteers last week and welcomed 270 people to parkrun for the very first time. Let’s…

Read more › News - 31st May 2022

parkrun week in pictures: May 28

The long holiday weekend brought 1,950 finishers across 46 events – our second highest attendance of the year. We had 442 volunteers (so close to our record of 450) and 265 parkrunners joined us for the first time ever. It was a beautiful day around the country, with finally no weather related cancellations, so let’s…

Read more › News - 25th May 2022

parkrun week in pictures: May 21

We got a little bit too excited claiming spring was officially here, and did have one event cancellation due to snow last weekend! But nonetheless, we had 1,799 finishers at 46 otherwise warm events. We had 441 volunteers, just slipping by under our volunteer record for a single day, and 270 parkrunners were here for…

Read more › News - 25th May 2022

Finding a new home at parkrun

Jane was living in Ukraine until her life was turned upside down in a single moment. After initially hiding in a bunker, she and her mother made the difficult journey to Italy and found a family to stay with.   In the midst of unrest, Jane tells us how the kindness of the parkrun community…

Read more › News - 19th May 2022

I just love taking part

Anne Hanley is delighted to be back at parkrun after her treatment and recovery from breast cancer. Here she tells us how that return to parkrun felt.   I started parkrunning because it was a way to get back into some regular exercise and it was something my husband and I could enjoy together. We…

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