News - 17th October 2018
Tags:

Our parkrun week in pictures, October 13th 2018

image-2018-10-16 (5)

Our parkrun community includes many families who enjoy bonding while being active. Even for those who come to parkrun alone, the people you see each week often feel like family. parkrunners celebrate happy occasions with each other, provide support for one another during tough times and band together to support local initiatives in the parks where parkrun takes place. This week’s photo roundup showcases some of the parkrun family at our events across the US.

 

DRC_20181013

 

The Laggs completed their first parkrun in Anacostia last week and showed up at the Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun event this weekend. Where will they turn up next?    

 

CP_20181013

 

Phoebe was one of College Park parkrun’s pioneers. This week her family was visiting from CT, NC, NY, and SC, and they said “Let’s go to parkrun in the morning!”   Phoebe’s mom, Anne, visited College Park for event #3 and set their longest-standing age-category record. 101 events later she returned and improved her own record.

 

Livonia_20181013

 

Livonia parkrun dubbed their 313th parkrun “Detroit Day” (Detroit’s area code is 313), and they encouraged participants to wear their Detroit shirts. One volunteer wore something a little more unique as she scanned barcodes- her grandson!

 

FC_201810132

 

There were 5 father & son duos at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun this weekend, and we’re thinking it may be more than a coincidence. The parkrun detectives are hard at work to unravel the mystery!

 

DMC_20181013

 

This weekend Des Moines Creek parkrun saw 27 runners, walkers, & joggers on their course. They gave a special shout out to their very first home-grown milestone maker, Kallan! She completed her 10th parkrun and donned a special cape for the occasion.

 

LP_20181013    

Goodbye, Franklintown Road, where the PBs have started to grow…


Saturday marked the last event on Leakin Park parkrun‘s alternate course (via Franklintown Road). Their 18 participants logged 4x PBs, 4x First Timers, and 2x barkrunners. Next week, they welcome a return to Winan’s Meadow!

 

Aspen_20181013

 

Aspen parkrun participants were bundled up (well, most were) but still smiling as they prepared for the start of the event.

 

JCP_20181013

 

Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun celebrated its 25th event with some Fall weather and visitors in town for the Iron Man competition on Sunday. 11 people ran, jogged and walked 7 first timers 1 PB 3 different clubs!

 

Kensington_20181013

 

Getting ready for Kensington parkrun means warming up the body through laughter. We should all try it!

 

SBC_20181013

 

A sunny Fall day in Colorado put a little extra pep in the step of this parkrunner at South Boulder Creek parkrun.

 

CF_201810132

 

Knut Mehr at Crissy Field parkrun earned his purple shirt with his 25th volunteer role yesterday. (He also got a PB!)

 

CharlestonWV_20181013

 

The Charleston WV parkrun volunteer crew was boosted this week by a group of enthusiastic middle schoolers. On a chilly fall morning they were especially happy to warm up with hot chocolate at the new post-parkrun coffee spot.

 

MansfieldOL_20181013

 

This parkrunner was doing this week’s parkrun as a life-affirming activity in memory of Mark Arnold, a much loved member of the Mansfield OH parkruncommunity who recently passed away.

 

Durham_20181013

 

Durham, NC parkrun finally had a glorious cooler fall day in the low 50s with low humidity which resulted in speedy, happy runners. Afterwards they participated in Durham Big Sweep to help clean up their park and trail, pulling out trash, recycling and tires.

 

MGT_20181013

 

This senior first-timer wanted a picture as proof to show his wife that he had really gone and done a 5k.Mountain Goat Trail parkrun

 

Moberly_20181013

 

Stephen Ferguson is an event director at the charmingly named Pocket parkrun in Cambridgeshire, UK, and he has 169 parkruns to his name. But it took a 750-mile side trip to visit Moberly parkrun to get his hands on a first-finisher token for the first time. He was pretty chuffed, as they say in England.  

 

JP_20181013  

We’re sharing two pictures of coming home fromJamaica Pond parkrun this week. The first is of co-Event Director Laura Cornelissen, who was away at the Chicago Marathon last weekend. She was thrilled to take the role of tail walker in this week’s rainy JP parkrun.  

 

JP  

Jamaica Pond parkrun had a parkrun tourist lead their first-timers’ briefing this week. How so? Because it was the return of event co-founder Rose Penfold, visiting from London. So she knows a thing or two about the event. Then she went and finished as the first overall finisher in the parkrun, before catching up with her JP parkrun friends over coffee.

 

45312456951_a809ab46ec_z  

 

Happy parkrunners at Clermont parkrun set off on the course on a beautiful Florida morning.

 

Renton_201810133

 

Saturday was a super fun morning at Renton parkrun as parkrun collaborated with the city’s salmon festival, welcoming back spawning salmon to the river that runs along the course. They were joined by Seattle Aquarium volunteers who had educational information and gave viewing talks next to the river after parkrun. They had a table with visuals and toys, temporary tattoos, and polarized glasses so kids could see fish in the water. 63 runners and walkers attended and at least 40 stayed to learn about the salmon!

 

CF_20181013

 

parkrunners at Crissy Field parkrun ran by this artistic representation of a humpback whale on their route. They sometimes see the real thing in the San Francisco Bay, which is adjacent to their course!

 

RooseveltIsland_20181013

 

Hi-viz heroes celebrated at Roosevelt Island parkrun’s 100th event. Andres Falconer (in the 100 shirt) dropped off the parkrun kit at his home event (Fletcher’s Cove parkrun) then hopped on his bike to make it to the RI event just as the RD said “go!” He then biked back to the coffee shop for his home event and helped process results.

 

Renton_20181013

 

See you next week!          

Share this with friends:

Join the discussion:

image-2018-11-13

Our parkrun week in pictures, November 10th 2018

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…

Renton cover photo

Happy Birthday Renton parkrun!

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…