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Read more › News - 16th December 2019

You made me feel like a winner

Kate Askew always had a fear of exercising outside and cried on the way to her first parkrun, because she was so nervous.    Inspired by her mom, she completed her first parkrun at Braunstone in the UK, and parkrun is now the highlight of her week!   I cried on the way to my…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2019

parkrun Founder wins prestigious Albert Medal

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal.   Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement.   Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

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Read more › News - 4th December 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 30th 2019

Just a few days after many parkrun communities held extra Thanksgiving events, the usual Saturday parkrun activities resumed all around the country.   As usual, there were celebrations of milestones, families getting active together and smiling volunteers who helped to make each event possible.     Sherwin sported a whimsical turkey shirt and a big…

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Read more › News - 4th December 2019

Our Thanksgiving parkruns in pictures

We hope your Thanksgiving went as well as ours. It was a fabulous first leg of our Thanksgiving parkrun double, with a dozen events going ahead last Thursday morning, with waaaay more runners, walkers and volunteers getting in on the action than expected.   Here are some of our favorite pictures and stories.    …

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Read more › News - 27th November 2019

The year-round turkey trot

Who would have thought that a Thursday in late November would be the most popular running day in the world! More than a million people take part in organized races on Thanksgiving morning each year, in around a thousand events across the US. The appeal is the low-key, community vibe. Turkey trots are a heart-warming…

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Read more › News - 26th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 23rd 2019

It was a pretty fantastic start to our busiest week of parkrunning ever in the US, with 94 events in an eight day period. More Americans ran, walked, or volunteered than ever before at parkrun this weekend. That’s pretty cool. But the best part is the great stories that we found of people coming together…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2019

Winter parkrunning

Every year as winter approaches in the US, we hear more questions from parkrunners about parkrunning in cold winter temperatures. parkrun events continue year round, but what about in extreme weather?   The short answer is that safety is paramount, for parkrunners and volunteers alike. And the local Event Directors for each parkrun event make…

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Read more › News - 20th November 2019

The love of routine

Susan, Gerard and Amy, are regulars at parkrun in Ireland. Gerard and Amy both have autism, Susan tells us how the routine of parkrun makes them feel so good.   It was a miserable, wet and windy parkrun morning in November, but we got up as eager as ever, running clothes laid out the night…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 16th 2019

From sunrise in Florida to when the tail walkers finish 3,000 miles away in Seattle there are 6 hours of great stories unfolding across the country. Here are some of our favorite stories this week of celebrations, milestones, discovering new communities, and just getting outside together to start the weekend. Thanks to the 400 volunteers…

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