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Read more › News - 23rd April 2019

parkrun in Paradise

The Hart family fell in love with parkrun at Paradise Point in Australia. It had something for everyone. After moving back to the US they wanted to recreate the magic in their new community. You can be the judge, but Weedon Island Preserve parkrun, which starts May 18th in St Petersburg, FL, is as close…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2019

A Team Effort in Lafayette

The story of McAllister parkrun is a story about how the city of Lafayette, IN is coming together to create a healthier, more connected community. The course follows the cart paths of a repurposed golf course. The event is supported by a broad coalition of community groups. This new event is the first parkrun event in the…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2019

A New Healthy Adventure

On April 20th, Sippo Lake parkrun launches in Canton, OH, becoming the second parkrun event in Ohio and the 30th in the US. The free, weekly, timed 5k run/walk on beautiful trails grew out of the parks department’s efforts to help Stark County residents enjoy time outside in nature to improve health and fitness.  …

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Read more › News - 15th January 2019

Blazing a Trail

Irishman Robin Foley dreamed of bringing parkrun, a free, weekly running and walking event to his adopted home in Pensacola, FL. He found the perfect partner in the University of West Florida. Together they literally cleared a trail through the woods, creating a valuable new resource that benefits the university and surrounding communities alike.  …

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Read more › News - 28th December 2018

An Englishwoman, an Irishman, and an American walk into a park

Big, meet Big. On January 19th the world’s largest running event reaches the largest state in the continental US with the launch of Terry Hershey parkrun in Houston, TX. This minimalist, community driven 5k along the Buffalo Bayou will take place every single week. It’s entirely free. And the organizers offer an iron-clad you-will-not-finish-last promise….

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

Meet me at Himmel parkrun

Himmel parkrun, which launches November 17th in a neighborhood park in central Tucson, is shaping up to be a fusion of international and local. Organizers David and Alicia Armet were inspired by their experiences in London to bring the free, weekly 5k run series to Tucson. But parkrun’s combination of fitness and community building fits…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

Ann Arbor joins the parkrun family

Mark your calendars because parkrun is coming to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Event Director Stephanie Evans tells the story behind Michigan’s second parkrun event. A healthy community is already forming around this free, weekly 5K run/walk around the beautiful lake and trails of Lillie Park. All Year Round On November 3rd 2018 at 9am Lillie Park, Ann…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

A healthy transformation

The creation of Depot Park on a former polluted industrial site has led a transformation of part of Gainesville, FL. Starting September 29th, Depot Park parkrun is a new event that will add to the park’s role in building health and community in Gainesville.   Depot Park parkrun is a timed 5k in the park…

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Read more › News - 25th July 2018

parkrun arrives in New Jersey

With the August 18th launch of Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun, Garden State residents will be able to join the world’s largest running and walking community. And Somerset, NJ may see a curious uptick in tourist interest.   D&RC parkrun is a free, weekly 5k on the canal towpath, starting at Colonial Park every Saturday,…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Run (or walk) DMC parkrun

Des Moines locals can’t agree on how to pronounce the name of their city (de MOYN or de MOYNZ is accepted) but we know they’ll all agree that parkrun is a great addition to their community come June 9th. Des Moines, Washington (not Iowa) is a waterfront community on Puget Sound, 30 minutes southeast of Seattle and…

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