It was summer’s last stand at parkruns around the country this week. We found you celebrating new families, big families, birthdays, milestones, and more. A special shout out this week to our tailwalkers, the folks who honor our you-will-not-finish-last-at-parkrun guarantee.
Kensington parkrun was brought to you this week by 12 members of the Lunsford family.
At Mansfield OH parkrun they celebrated co-Event Director Karen Crane’s 50 parkrun milestone.
Congratulations to Karen for her persistence in creating the first US parkrun outside a large urban center. This week they celebrated their 80th free, weekly event, and a warm community has grown around the parkrun.
And at Durham, NC parkrun they were celebrating Jen’s 50-parkrun milestone.
Cam and Blake Kennedy were this week’s tailwalkers at Renton parkrun. They brought along a couple of friends to help.
This barkrunner (and his human) loved the run alongside the Kanawha River at Charleston WV parkrun.
This week Clermont parkrun had a tailwheeler. Thanks to Joyce Tucker for taking on this role.
Wali Sabuhi is a regular volunteer at Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston. This week he did a spot of parkrun voluntourism at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun, where he also brought a few friends along. He tailwalked, he became one of three people to have completed all 2 parkruns in the Northeast, and he set an age-category record. All while recording the longest finish time yet at D&RC parkrun. Not a bad morning’s work.
“You didn’t tell us it’s your birthday!”
The young ladies from Elizabeth Seton High School were chatting with visitor Lois Zukowski before the start of College Park parkrun. Then the run director announced that it was Lois’ 84th birthday, making her the oldest finisher yet at College Park.
Wedding party! Rhonda brought her groom and a few other members of her wedding party to College Park parkrun this week.
Double points if you ride your bike to your local parkrun. Clermont parkrun.
At most US parkruns a crowd of milestone shirts is a sign of a foreign tourist influx. But not at Livonia parkrun, where they had 21 50-club and 100-club members this week, and almost all were local.
At Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun Brenda Landau has become the welcoming face of parkrun USA for folks who take an early train from New York City to enjoy New Jersey’s first parkrun. She has been kindly offering rides from the nearest NJ Transit station.
We have domestic parkrun tourists, too. Eric London, normally a regular at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, was flying the DC flag at Crissy Field parkrun this weekend.
Good news for Baltimore parkrunners. Work is progressing well on repairs to the Leakin Park parkrun course following recent storm damage. But for now they are making the most of their alternate route into the park.
Happy Saturday morning crowd at Joe Creason parkrun.
We ask that superheroes keep their charges within arm’s reach at parkrun. Mansfield OH parkrun
It’s fun to parkrun with your dad at South Boulder Creek parkrun.
Now that’s a creative use of the iconic tree at Crissy Field parkrun.
Steamy end-of-summer day in Washington DC. Great day for volunteering at Roosevelt Island parkrun.
Plenty of reasons to smile at Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston.
“I stayed behind to wait for the walkers while everyone headed for coffee. Walking in and seeing them all sat chatting like friends they have known forever just really made my morning!” Stephanie, future parkrun event director.
Ann Arbor is one of the growing number of communities that’s working on bringing parkrun to their town. They’re enjoying informal Saturday meetups as they get ready for a launch later this year.
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Where do all these great pictures and stories come from each week? Normal parkrunners and volunteers like you. Or your kids. Eagan parkrun.
See you next week! From Fletcher’s Cove parkrun.
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