On Saturday Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in the District of Columbia marked its 2nd anniversary and 100th run. DC Mayor Bowser ran in the inaugural parkrun and recently held her New Years Fresh Start 5K on the route of Anacostia parkrun. Her team presented parkrun with a proclamation thanking parkrun USA for its three DC events: “I’m thrilled by the opportunities parkrun provides to Washingtonians to be active and work towards their fitness goals…”
The District is the epicenter of the growing “DMV” parkrun hub that totals six events from Richmond to Baltimore, with the seventh opening in Kensington in March.
We are excited by events teams across the country planting seeds for new parkruns close to them. We believe that 2018 will be the year that multiple parkrun hubs begin growing throughout the US.
The mayor’s letter had pride of place — shared with a special cake — at a post-parkrun celebration that welcomed team members from all 5 DC-area parkruns.
The US government shutdown closed nearby Roosevelt Island parkrun, so some of their regulars were able to join the 100 parkrunners and volunteers at Fletcher’s Cove.
This week we embraced the elements, and rediscovered the joy of splashing in puddles. We welcomed our newest event, in our smallest community yet. We found a long lost parkrunner on an island. And we showed that it really isn’t a race. It rained all week in the Mid Atlantic, but that wasn’t…
There’s no place like your home parkrun. But with more and more events appearing across the US, your barcode is your ticket to a warm welcome from parkrun communities throughout the country. Consider including “parkrun tourism” in your summer travels this year. Some of our events are close to obvious attractions involving monuments, bridges,…