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Read more › parkrun Hero - 1st April 2020

Volunteer Heroine: Natasha Makkan

Natasha Makkan is a regular volunteer at Rose parkrun, Lenasia. She has completed 37 parkruns and volunteered on 52 separate occasions. Natasha tells us more about how volunteering at parkrun has helped in other areas of her life:   I started off as a runner at the second event at Rose parkrun, Lenasia, in 2018. My…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2020

My Impossible Journey

I ran my first 21K at the Edenvale Marathon on 8 March 2020. Hey, I said the phrase “I ran a 21K”. Wow, that’s doesn’t roll off my tongue at all. For me the achievement is more than remarkable, it was what I refer to as My Impossible Journey, from not being able to run…

Read more › News - 30th March 2020

The School of parkrun

parkrun may be out for the time being, but the School of parkrun is here!   We’re super happy to say that from Monday 30 March, we will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.   We’ll be covering five subjects: English Science Geography Maths…

Read more › News - 26th March 2020

Share your stories with us

Now, more than ever, we want to keep the parkrun world inspired and engaged. And what better way to do that, than with stories from you – our parkrun family.   Here’s how to get in touch with us.   We’d love to see anything you’d like to send through, but especially –   Films…

Read more › News - 18th March 2020

We will get through this, together

Dear parkrunners,   I’m writing to you to let you know that as a fellow parkrunner I am here for you during this time and wish to reassure you that the parkrun family, that I started in 2004, is as strong as it has ever been. We will get through this together, and I know…

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Read more › News - 12th March 2020

A huge International Women’s Day parkrun celebration!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

Read more › parkrun profile - 12th March 2020

parkrun profile: Homestead Lake

Homestead Lake parkrun in Benoni launched in February 2019. In the first year, over 5,000 different parkrunners have completed the course! The core team share more about their event:   What have been the highlights of Homestead Lake parkrun so far? On 8 February 2020 there was a storm of note and it poured down, however…

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Read more › News - 5th March 2020

Changing my life forever

What is it like to be in the parkrun family? This is Fadeela and this is her story.   I completed my 2nd Loskop Wild Challenge. It’s an understatement to say that I really struggled.   I suffered with slight cramping just after the climb to Thaba Diafela but it significantly worsened at the 16.5km…