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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Building community on the Atlanta BeltLine

Moving to Atlanta from the UK, Sammie Buzzard was disappointed to learn that parkrun hadn’t reached Georgia yet, despite having over 1,500 locations worldwide. The free, weekly, timed 5 km Saturday morning runs had become a regular fixture of her life back home.   The fact that parkruns are open to all abilities, and are…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

A sense of belonging

When Matt Kirk and Nancy Desmond visited parkrun events in the UK and closer to home in Ohio, they were both struck by the sense of community at these free, weekly 5K events. They both separately resolved to bring a parkrun to Cleveland, OH. After discovering their shared ambition, they set to work on what is now…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2019

Silicon Valley Startup

Starting September 14th there’s a new parkrun in Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. It will take place in a spectacular setting overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The story of Byxbee parkrun is a story of people who were brought together, sometimes through chance encounters, by a desire to do something good…

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Read more › News - 14th August 2019

The Story of Rock Creek Trail parkrun

The greater Portland, Oregon area seemingly has it all for runners and would-be runners. It has road races, trail races, cross country races, and running store group runs. The area has miles of trails and an abundance of beautiful parks. However, a local parkrun enthusiast knew that something was missing, and so he set out…

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Read more › News - 30th July 2019

A warm welcome

Madison, Wisconsin and two of its suburbs are three of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin. This growth means that Madison is brimming with newcomers, and that is before even considering the University of Wisconsin, Madison and its annual influx of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. How can these newcomers find kindred spirits among a…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Meet us at the red barn!

Perrigo parkrun, which launches June 15, 2019, aims to build a healthy, friendly community in the rapidly growing city of Redmond, 20 miles east of Seattle.   With an increasingly diverse population, of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, the city and the community have long been ready to embrace parkrun as a way to bring…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Introducing Oak Grove parkrun

Oak Grove parkrun, which launches June 1st, aims to create a healthy community that links towns on the Kentucky-Tennessee border and the military families that call nearby Fort Campbell home.   A parkrun brings so many health and most importantly community benefits. Community was at the forefront of Event Director Zack Lever’s thinking when he…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

What goes up …

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun will launch on June 1st 2019 in the rural, quintessential town of Woodstock, Vermont. This event is all about creating a sustainable, healthy community in a setting that has been committed to sustainability since the 19th century. That, and the climb to The Pogue. A Tradition of Sustainability Woodstock, Vermont is known for…

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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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