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.  …

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…

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…

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…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th August 2021

Welcome Danehy Park

We’re on a great run of new events.   Canyon Rim Trail parkrun was the first of the post-COVID launches, followed by Valentine Peak and then Peace Valley followed shortly after.  This week we introduce you to Danehy Park parkrun.  We spoke to co-ED Ben Birch after event number two.   Based in Cambridge, MA, it is the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 21st July 2021

What does parkrun look like?

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th July 2021

Independence Day Celebrations

Events across the country were celebrating the 4th July last week, and while the occasion normally calls for fireworks, parades, BBQs, fairs and picnics, parkruns were finding their own unique way to mark the occasion. Flags, Flags, Flags and more Flags!!  Flags on the course, flags on T-shirts, and Flags chalked on the ground.  Durham…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 25 May

It was fantastic to welcome back ten events across the USA last Saturday, the sixth country to see events restart since the suspension of all parkruns worldwide last March.   In total, 725 events took place last weekend, with just under 70,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including nearly 3,500 people attending a parkrun…

Read more › News, Uncategorized - 20th May 2021

Partial return this Saturday

This Saturday marks the first events in 14 months to return in the USA! Since March last year many of us will be able to visit our local event and meet in person at a parkrun. Almost all of us have been waiting eagerly for this and we’re thrilled that such an important part of…

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