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Read more › Uncategorized - 23rd June 2022

parkrun from another perspective

Kirsty Robben recently volunteered at parkrun for the first time. She explains how volunteering helped her find her way back into parkrun following a bout of COVID-19, and how it provided her with a very different perspective of parkrun.   I’ve been doing parkrun since 2019. We had just moved and I was looking to meet…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd June 2022

parkrun week in pictures: June 18

Another fantastic week at parkrun, we have some great highlights including a brand new event! We had 1,851 finishers and 430 volunteers join us across 46 events. Enjoy our photo highlights:     Baltimore and Annapolis Trail parkrun is 36 events old already!  It seems like only yesterday they had their inaugural.  The event is about to…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 9th June 2022

Welcome to parkrun!

If you enjoy parkrun, you can help us spread the message about our events by sharing this article about parkrun with friends, family and colleagues who haven’t been lucky enough to experience parkrun yet! What is a parkrun? It’s a free timed 5km event held every Saturday morning. Currently there’s 32 different events in the Nordics, and…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 31st May 2022

10 years of parkrun in the USA

This Saturday sees the 10th anniversary of parkrun in the USA and it might feel like it’s flown by.  It’s only when we look back at the stories we’ve made together it seems like almost no time has passed at all!   Early in 2012, a local high school track coach from Livonia, Michigan, named Rick Brauer…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 31st December 2021

Reflecting on 2021 at parkrun

As we move into the new year, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on another extraordinary 12 months for parkrun.   Looking at the number of live events, it’s clear how far we have come in the past year. At the end of 2020, and what was an incredibly difficult year, there were just 300…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 17th November 2021

Don’t look for inspiration, look to inspire

Born with a rare genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, causing slow vision degeneration, Shayne Allen said his life motto was not to look for inspiration but to inspire.   Shayne started taking part in Woy Woy parkrun in Australia in 2019, and this is his story.   Despite having less than five per cent central vision,…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 15th November 2021

Creekside parkrun comes to Archdale, NC!

Despite learning about parkrun in Michigan, it was in Italy that Joyce Wolford took part in her first parkrun which led her on a path to launching Creekside parkrun, Archdale, NC.  The event launched in September, and we check in with the co-EDs to learn the full story, and how it’s been going so far.  …

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Read more › Uncategorized - 9th November 2021

Get ready for a Thanksgiving parkrun

What’s better than Thanksgiving?  A Thanksgiving with parkrun!  Get your barcode ready as you may be able to do an extra parkrun this year on Thursday November 25th.    In addition to the 52 Saturdays of the year, parkrun events have the option of holding two special events regardless of what day of the week…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 2nd September 2021

Island parkruns you must sea!

Have you ever been to a parkrun on an island?  It can be a very different experience.  Surrounded by water it can offer a tranquil experience where you can get closer to nature.  Sometimes they are completely traffic free so once you cross the bridge (or get off the ferry!) you can get that car-free…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 19th August 2021

Do you volunteer?

How you choose to participate at parkrun, and whether or not you choose to go, is entirely up to you. Getting involved as a walker, runner, volunteer or spectator, parkrun means different things to different people on different weeks. What is consistent, however, is how we get involved must always be a choice.   When…

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