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Our parkrun week in pictures, October 5th 2017


In this week’s roundup from across parkrun USA fall is in the air, bringing leaves, perfect running weather … and Quidditch. We also found some cool milestones, and some clues about coming attractions. 


It was the last week of dawn setup at Livonia parkrun. A number of US parkruns shift to an 8am start during the warmer months. Now is the time of year when they shift back to 9am. (Always check your local event’s website to be sure.)



Another sign of Fall is lengthening shadows at Eagan parkrun.



Leaves are appearing on the ground at Mansfield OH parkrun. where Chris Scholl celebrated her birthday at parkrun, and these friends used parkrun to add some variety to their longer run.



We’re so happy that Clermont parkrun emerged unscathed from the recent storms that hit Florida. A little rain this week did not dampen the spirits of regular parkrunners Iyesha Bolden and Pamela Segura.



Fall leaves are starting to appear at Durham, NC parkrun, where they were thrilled to welcome back Karyn Kelly, a regular parkrunner who recently relocated to Ohio. This week Karyn was reunited with fellow Durham regulars Kendra Phillips and Jennifer Bullock. 




It was a picture perfect Fall morning further north at Livonia parkrun. Steve Dancy is closing in on replacing his red 50-parkrun shirt with a black 100 shirt. But helping your daughter to a big new PB on her 4th parkrun, that’s what it’s all about.



This week’s volunteer crew at College Park parkrun responded quickly to a unique challenge, when they learned at the last minute that the park, normally quiet at 8am, had been taken over by a Quidditch tournament.



Down the road at Roosevelt Island parkrun it was a picture perfect morning for their 50th free, weekly event.



And it was a doubly special day at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, where Andres Falconer did his 100th parkrun on the same day that his daughter Stefania did her 50th parkrun. Mom Jolanta Blazaite (68 parkruns) made this awesome cake. Even more awesome, they met up with the Roosevelt Island parkrun and College Park parkrun crew afterwards to share the cake.



You tend not to find so much baking over at Crissy Field parkrun. Understandable, when you’ve got this right by your finish line. Which flavor would you choose?



Oh, and there are other reasons to visit Crissy Field parkrun, of course.

parkrun tourists from the UK and Australia are a familiar sight at Crissy Field, but this week’s visitors included Lindsay McGale and Dean Mitchell, regulars at Okanagan parkrun in Canada. Pretty cool, eh.



Oh lookie. Here’s another parkrun tourist that we found at Roosevelt Island parkrun. Tom Williams, COO of parkrun global, visited all 3 DC-area parkruns on Saturday morning.

And for the first time in almost 200 parkruns, he got to lead the way. Welcome to America, Tom!



After a quick top at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, Tom proceeded to College Park, for a multi-parkrun meetup.



Earlier in the week we spotted Tom on a 5-ish kilometer run somewhere else in the US. We wonder what that’s all about.



This week we also got confirmation of the official launch of Renton parkrun. Seattleites, the wait is almost over!



That’s perfect, Erica. And it’s exactly what we plan to do.



See you next week.

(This is Leakin Park parkrun. Best place to be in Baltimore at 9am on a Saturday morning.)

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