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.
At this time of year we see so many reminders of what a big, diverse country we share. Some of us welcomed the first snowfall of winter, while others were celebrating the advent of lighter mornings, and many of us wrapped up warm to enjoy the fall colors. Young Reagan joined the junior…
With another circle around the sun complete we are this week celebrating the first birthday of Renton parkrun. Renton, a town on the south side of Seattle, was the first parkrun event in the Pacific Northwest, but the warm community that quickly formed already inspired a second parkrun in nearby Des Moines, with more on…