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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

Barkrunner profile – Martina

Hey friends — Foxy here, and I’m back with another fabulous barkrunner interview. In June 2018, we celebrated the inaugural unofficial barkrunner day across parkrun USA. On that day, I got to go for a car ride up the BW Parkway (Baltimore-Washington parkway for those of you out-of-towners) to Leakin Park parkrun where I met…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Barkrunner Interview – Miss Kitty and Gracie

This week Kensington parkrun in Maryland celebrates its first birthday! Over the past year a warm community has formed around these Saturday morning meetups.   Grown-ups love the company and the pretty Rock Creek Trail. Kids love the playground. And barkrunners love, well, everything. We sent our barkrunner correspondent Foxy to chat with a couple of…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Barkrunner profile – Random of Mansfield, OH

Hey Foxy’s friends!  Ready for another great barkrunner interview?  This week, I’d like to introduce you to my new gal pal Random, who rocks the course at Mansfield parkrun!   Random, what do we need to know about you?     My name is Random Hope, and I celebrated my first birthday on November 14th. …

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Barkrunner profile – Gifford of Fletcher’s Cove

Hello all!  Your faithful Foxy, barkrunner correspondent, is here with another fun interview.  The great Gifford, of Fletcher’s Cove (FC), recently helped his dad notch 100 parkruns!   If my maths is correct, that is 4 legs X 1 out & back by 5 kms plus — wait — how far is a km??? —…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

Barkrunner interview – Cooper

Hey y’all, Foxy here. This week, we are taking a trip to the middle of the country to meet cool pup Cooper from Livonia parkrun.   Cooper’s friend Lynn has been getting plenty of attention as our first 250-club member, but Cooper has been right there with Lynn for most of them.   Cooper, tell…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Barkrunner profile- Dolly

Hey there everyone!  Foxy, barkrunner correspondent, here.  This week, I’m bringing you an interview with the awesome and well-traveled Dolly, currently of Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&RC) parkrun.  As you’ll see, Dolly has left her mark at lots of parkruns over the years!   Hi Dolly, tell me about yourself.   Dolly Murphy, age approximately…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2018

Barkrunner profile: Moose of Deep Run

Hi everyone!  Your barkrunner correspondent Foxy is here with a very special barkrunner interview – the happy-go-lucky Moose from Deep Run!  This interview is super special for me as Moose and I actually met back in 2017 on neutral ground up at College Park parkrun, where Moose helped me get a 5k PB! Yeah, I…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2018

How to be a barkrunner

To all my fellow pups out there, listen up! Barkrunner correspondent Foxy is back with five top tips on how to be a good barkrunner.   Rule number one, is that you gotta have fun. Whether you walk, run, spectate, or volunteer, being a barkrunner is a fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning. But,…

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Read more › News - 14th March 2018

A barkrunner profile: meet Foxy!

Every week at parkruns around the world a special kind of runner (also known as the barkrunner) joins the pack. This week we catch up with one of those special runners: Foxy from Roosevelt Island parkrun.   Foxy is an enthusiastic runner, but also is a regular volunteer, and recently took on the run director role for the…