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.
By Russ Jefferys, Global Head of Communications — Thursday 16 August 2018 Friday we start taking delivery of the latest shipment of just under 26,000 milestone t-shirts as we continue to address the historical backlog of parkrunners who have joined the various milestone clubs and are still waiting for their t-shirts. This…
With US parkrun participation doubling every year, more and more towns and cities want a parkrun in their own community. We are preparing to meet that demand, and to ensure that we can reach all parts of our society. What does the future hold for parkrun USA? A recent gathering of volunteer parkrun “ambassadors” tried…