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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

From Addiction to a New Healthy Habit

In high school and college, long distance running was a hobby for Peter Wachira and something he really enjoyed. However, when he lost his mother his world changed.   Peter shares the story of how parkrun helped him overcome alcohol addiction and soaring blood pressure. This week his friends at Anacostia parkrun in Washington DC…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Parks, parkruns and Partnerships

While snow and ice still linger in many parts of the country, it’s safe to say that most people have a bit of spring fever and are excitedly examining their surroundings week to week at parkrun for signs of emerging life. We recently told you about spring clean-up activities that took place at some of…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2017

Reaching all corners of the capital

parkrun has been fortunate to find fertile ground for our community-based activity in the Washington, DC area. Starting with Fletcher’s Cove in January of 2016, the parkrun movement has steadily spread around the District and surrounding region, from as far north as Leakin Park in Baltimore down to Deep Run in Richmond and including Roosevelt…