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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Happy Birthday Renton parkrun!

With another circle around the sun complete we are this week celebrating the first birthday of Renton parkrun. Renton, a town on the south side of Seattle, was the first parkrun event in the Pacific Northwest, but the warm community that quickly formed already inspired a second parkrun in nearby Des Moines, with more on…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2018

100 reasons why we love parkrun

This week College Park parkrun in Maryland celebrates its second birthday. The event has grown steadily over the two years, drawing a strong local following of runners and walkers. At their recent 100th event the team polled members of their community about the reasons why they keep coming back, bringing more and more friends and…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Island Friendships

This week Roosevelt Island parkrun turns 2, on the same day that the National Parks Service turns 102. You only share your birthday party with your best friends, right? Well, that’s what these two are doing. Joyce Adams, RI parkrun co-event director, looks back on the past year and the many different friendships formed.  …

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Read more › News - 4th July 2018

One of the Greatest Gifts

Last Saturday Durham NC parkrun became the 3rd US event to celebrate 5 years of parkrunning. Julie Messina got involved as a runner and volunteer in one of the earliest parkruns in the UK 10 years ago, and she is the longest serving Event Director in the US.   At first Julie wondered if she…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

A year of energy and inspiration

As it celebrates its first birthday, the team at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore look back on a year full of surprises. The team was thrown in at the deep end when the event founder was transferred to another state almost immediately after the launch. They faced weather extremes ranging from Arctic cold to damaging…