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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

3 Cheers for JJ!

A while back we shared an article playfully identifying several of the “types” of parkrunners that exist. You could probably categorize some of your fellow parkrunners you encounter on Saturday morning at your local event.   Maybe you identify with one, too, or maybe you’re a little bit of several. We found someone who fits…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

Dale Rose: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Recently, Crissy Field parkrun posted the following on its Facebook page:   “Special thanks to Dale Rose. This week he volunteered for the 150th time at Crissy Field. Almost everyone who has run has been welcomed, briefed, timed and photographed by Dale. Thanks!”   We found out more about the man who is the welcoming…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

5 Reasons Why We Volunteer

We all know that parkrun wouldn’t happen without the volunteers that organize every event, every week. And we probably are aware that the volunteers are parkrunners just like ourselves. But there are so many reasons to be a parkrun volunteer beyond a sense of duty or need to keep the event afloat.   Here are…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Hump & Lisa

In the parkrun database of nearly 5 million barcodes, Hump Plotts A2976072, shows as having completed zero parkruns. Another person who registered but never took part? That couldn’t be further from the truth. Hump has spent longer on the course at College Park parkrun than anybody else. Well, anybody except for his wife, Lisa Wilson….

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Read more › News - 7th February 2018

Telling the parkrun story in pictures

The support of an ever-changing team of volunteers helps parkrun take place at over 1,300 locations around the world each week. Some find volunteering so rewarding that they mostly volunteer and rarely walk or run. We checked in with Blake Kennedy, volunteer photographer at Renton parkrun near Seattle, to find out about his volunteering experience, and how…