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.
parkrun is all about creating healthy communities, and the post-parkrun coffee meetup is a valuable part of that. It’s a chance to meet new people, or to catch up with old friends, all while enjoying an unhurried start to the weekend. The places where parkrunners meet up across the US every Saturday morning are…
It was a busy weekend across the USA with 602 runners and walkers, 91 first-timers, 27 tourists, and 107 personal bests at 15 events. We had kids, parents, strollers, dogs, and even a stuffed bear in attendance! Click through to hear their stories. Kristina McKenna, Brunei Gasaway, and Lauren Freed are first timers…