Another wonderful parkrun weekend is in the books. Although we really loved celebrating the inaugural Des Moines Creek parkrun and Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun’s first anniversary, the best part was knowing that a record number of parkrunners and volunteers were building a happier and healthier world all across the country.
It is always so exciting to welcome a new parkrun to our family. We were so glad to hear that the inaugural Des Moines Creek parkrun went off without a hitch. Congratulations to everyone on the team that helped bring this second parkrun to the Seattle area!
Thanks for volunteering, Rebecca & Kalah. We know our parkrunners are in safe hands with you two in charge.
A new parkun doesn’t happen without support from so many people. The organizers of Des Moines Creek parkrun would especially like to thank Shannon Kirchberg with the Des Moines Parks Department for being such a wonderful friend and supporter of parkrun.
Ben was first finisher at the first ever Des Moines Creek parkrun. Was this also the first time that he had to run past a fish?
Jamaica Pond parkrun remembered to send a photo to welcome our newest US parkrun. It was just one more thing that Wali, a first time Run Director, handled smoothly and confidently.
At Renton parkrun, twins Jack and Owen both earned their first milestone shirts, for completing 10 parkruns. We’d say that’s definitely worthy of two thumbs up.
At College Park parkrun, Yancira was also celebrating a milestone: her 50th parkrun. Is there any better way to celebrate than with hugs from friends?
Meanwhile, at Roosevelt Island parkrun, Eden was celebrating becoming a high-vis SUPER hero (also known as “joining the Volunteer 25 club”). She was definitely rocking the high-vis from head to toe! Thank you, Eden, for everything that you do for your parkrun community.
Local participants at South Boulder Creek parkrun haven’t had the chance to earn milestone t-shirts yet as the event is so new. However, judging by the number of race shirts we see in this week’s pictures, once they earn them they’ll wear them with pride!
On Saturday, Adam was the 10,000th person to finish Livonia parkrun. Dad, Joshua, was first finisher, while brother Henry finished four seconds faster than Adam to miss out on the honor of being Mr. Ten Thousand. And a huge thank you to Elena, who was volunteer photographer!
Clermont parkrun served as the final pit stop for the 2018 Drive For Men’s Health on Saturday. Two local Clermont doctors, Jamin Brahmbhatt and Sijo Parekattil, finished their drive across the United States just in time for parkrun. The purpose of the Drive for Men’s Health is to increase awareness of men’s health issues and to encourage men to make their health a priority.
As part of the festivities, the lucky Clermont parkrunners got to start their run or walk under a fancy balloon arch. Looks like they enjoyed it!
Fletcher’s Cove parkrun had 32 junior parkrunners take part this week, bolstered by a group of girls from nearby Key Elementary School completing their first ever 5Ks. We hope this is only the first of many 5Ks for these young runners.
Moms Run This Town hosted Leakin Park parkrun on Saturday. This parkrun marked the “graduation” for the moms and daughters who took part in MRTT’s spring Couch to 5K program. Congratulations to everyone who finished their first 5K!
It was another record week at Charleston WV parkrun. Sixty-one parkrunners, five barkrunners, and nine amazing high-vis heroes took part in Saturday’s 5K. Twenty-four people were completing their first-ever parkrun, showing just how quickly the word is spreading about Charleston’s new free running event.
Congratulations on your PB and age category record this week, Jason! We can tell that you left everything you had out on the Aspen parkrun course.
Mountain Goat Trail parkrun is only four weeks old, but is already attracting parkrun tourists from neighboring states. This week’s out-of-town visitor was Julie Messina, the Event Director at Durham, NC parkrun, the inspiration for this new event.
Crissy Field parkrun hosted a group from the Alta Vista Go Girls Running Club. Nicely done, Kate, Vivian, and Amy: it looks like you were having a fantastic day running in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge!
We can’t imagine anywhere nicer to go for a Saturday morning walk than at South Boulder Creek parkrun. Who could ever get tired of admiring those views?
Lokesh and Nirma are already parkrun veterans, but their daughter Gaury completed her first ever parkrun on Saturday! The family are also big fans of the swings at the Kensington parkrun playground.
It was hot and muggy at Durham, NC parkrun, but that didn’t stop the parkrunners. At least the course is nice and shady for summer runs!
Eagan parkrun tried out a new start/finish line area this week. The high-vis heroes look pretty happy about it!
See you next week, from Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun!
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…
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