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Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Jamaica Pond parkrun at the Arboretum

Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston is a hit with locals and visitors, with over two thousand taking part in little over a year. Our concern upon hearing that the pond would be closed for the summer for trail repairs turned to excitement when we learned of JP parkrun’s temporary home down the street.   Jamaica…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

Adding to the History

As Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston, MA celebrates its first birthday this weekend, the event team looks back on a first year that has surpassed all their hopes. Jamaica Pond had a storied history before parkrun, but the free, weekly meetups are quickly becoming part of the history.   Co-Event Director Dan Forward tells the…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2018

parkrunners on Tour

In this last month of summer, parkrunners from across the US have been on the move with travels across the country and internationally. This week we caught up with four USA event directors about their recent adventures in running across the world and hear from them what they learned from their experiences as parkrun tourists.     Rory…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2018

Study Abroad

Rose Penfold and Chris Wyburn-Powell came to America expecting to spend a year studying abroad in one of America’s running meccas. Rose came to Boston, Chris to Boulder. They certainly made the most of what the cities had to offer, academically and athletically. But they also noticed that something was missing: a parkrun. So they…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Growing a new parkrun community

“As I boarded a plane last year to move to Boston, MA to begin post-graduate studies in the city, I was thinking about things I would miss – and it was not long before the parkrun community in my home town sprang to mind. Looking at the map on the parkrun.us website, I could see…