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Read more › News - 24th April 2019

Supporting our Parks and Trails

Sometimes landowners are surprised when prospective parkrun teams approach them, asking for permission to hold 52 events per year, for free. Increasingly, though, parks authorities are eager to work with us, because parkrun communities are such good stewards of the parks and trails that we use.   Here are just a few things that local…

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Read more › News - 10th April 2019

Fern’s story

‘I never really thought I’d take part in a 5K. I’m so happy that I came out for that first event.” We have a cool update on somebody who we mentioned at the recent launch of Pensacola’s Rec Plex North parkrun. She has been coming back every week since, and she loves it!   In…

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Read more › News - 14th February 2019

Love at First Sight

On pre-Valentine’s weekend, Pensacola, FL was clearly smitten with its new parkrun. The University of  West Florida welcomed 226 finishers to the newly cleared trail through its Baars-Firestone Wildlife Sanctuary. This was the largest North American parkrun launch to date, by far.   We checked in with the team at Rec Plex North parkrun to…

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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.  …