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Read more › News - 1st September 2022

The same wherever you are in the world

Last Saturday, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt completed his 500th parkrun and joined the 500 milestone club. That’s 10 years worth of continual weekly parkruns, 2,500 kilometres covered, and countless coffees with old and new friends. Quite the achievement.   Whereas many may choose to celebrate such a milestone at the familiarity of their home event,…

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Read more › News - 24th August 2022

Why milestones?

As Paul Sinton-Hewitt hits his 500th milestone, we take a look back at how milestone clubs came about.    The start   When parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt started Bushy Park Time Trial back in 2004, he had no idea that nearly 18 years later, not only would people still be showing up, but that the…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2021

Reflecting on 2021 at parkrun

As we move into the new year, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on another extraordinary 12 months for parkrun.   Looking at the number of live events, it’s clear how far we have come in the past year. At the end of 2020, and what was an incredibly difficult year, there were just 300…

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Read more › News - 31st December 2020

Reflections on 2020 and hope for the new year

As we bid farewell to 2020, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a very different twelve months for parkrun.    2020 started with so much promise. Our movement, now in its 16th year, gathered pace.   The Netherlands became the 22nd live territory on the global map of parkrun, we delivered a groundbreaking campaign…