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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 - 30th January 2019

Pirate’s Cove parkrun!

Time: several hours beyond sunrise. Location: Fletcher’s Cove. A frosty morning, temperatures as chill as the frost on a buccaneer’s stubble. The Cove Admiral raises his telescope and the specter prompts him to echo the words of Horatio Nelson as he turned a blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen. ‘I see no ships’..  …

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Island Friendships

This week Roosevelt Island parkrun turns 2, on the same day that the National Parks Service turns 102. You only share your birthday party with your best friends, right? Well, that’s what these two are doing. Joyce Adams, RI parkrun co-event director, looks back on the past year and the many different friendships formed.  …

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Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Supporting our greatest supporters

Every Saturday morning, you probably hear something like this at the pre-run briefing: “Remember, parkrun only happens because of the volunteers. Please thank the volunteers and sign up to help next week!” What we probably don’t say often enough is: “Please thank the Parks Department, who allow us to use the park, and who maintain…

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Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Under Teddy’s gaze

By Svetlana Stanaford Roosevelt Island Co-Event Director   If you got to visit Roosevelt Island just once, you would understand why we wanted to open a parkrun there.   You would agree that it’s a unique place in Washington, DC. When you cross the Potomac River on the bridge and see the beauty of the island…