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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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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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