Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, parkrun is the place to let it all out and have fun! It’s great to see people letting loose and our photos this week capture some of the many moments of joy from this past weekend.
This young man at Crissy Field parkrun clearly enjoyed his run on a warm California morning!
If you really want to get a workout, wear your weighted vest! Lisa at Charleston WV parkrun showed what Army-strong looks like Saturday morning, and with a bright smile, to boot!
The folks at Anacostia parkrun had extra reasons to smile this week, as they were joined by Mike fromfatdag.com and his crew – who traveled from NC, NY, PA, IN, etc. to join him for the run and conference in town.
It looks like coffee and conversation post-Charleston WV parkrun made quite a few people grin from ear to ear.
Another parkrun crew found many reasons to smile while relaxing over coffee and breakfast after completing the Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun Saturday morning.
The Des Moines Creek parkrunners are thrilled to have found a great coffee spot to get to know one another now that the farmer’s market is done for the season.
College Park parkrun celebrated their 2nd parkrunniversary and so much more Saturday morning. At age 5, Xander is the youngest person in the US (by a lot) to reach his 50th parkrun. So many grown-ups at College Park parkrun have been inspired by him, and this weekend they were grateful for the opportunity to tell him so. He was very excited to wear the 50 sash, and to enjoy a special treat baked for him by College Park passionista Misha Bernard. His mom Tara is a superhero herself, not just for completing 50 parkruns, but for all that she does to help manage Xander’s Cystic Fibrosis, in addition to being a wonderful role model.
Volunteering brings joy to the participants AND those who wear the bright vests. We think these two enjoyed each other’s company along the course.
At Aspen parkrun, Newcomer Oksana and returning volunteer Gemma were enthusiastically cheered across the finish line, putting smiles on both their faces.
There’s so much to see at Clermont parkrun, so the photographer couldn’t catch this little guy’s eye, but his parents had smiles for the camera!
What’s brighter, parkrun volunteer smiles or high-viz vests? We think they complement each other quite well, as modeled by this crew at Charleston WV parkrun.
Who doesn’t love a selfie with a dog? Heiko atDurham, NC parkrun tried really hard to get a good photo before the event start…
But someone was too excited to sit still so this is the best one they got! Durham, NC parkrun
Brian Murphy earned his 25 volunteer shirt Saturday at College Park parkrun, but that didn’t mean he was going to rest on his laurels. A superhero’s work is never done. We’re sure he saved his smile for after the moment of concentration.
It was a cold but a beautiful autumn day at Eagan parkrun where Janet and 34 others happily completed the course.
The Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun start line photo this week is filled with happy faces since they know they have the joy of an entire parkrun ahead of them!
On a beautiful Fall day in Boston, with crisp air, leaves changing color and plenty of company on the trail, Jamaica Pond parkrunners had plenty of reasons to be happy.
It was a fun morning for the two kiddos in the foreground of this photo, as they both earned their Junior 10 shirts this weekend at Kensington parkrun.
Livonia parkrun celebrated Pi day, as it was their 314th parkrun. So they all ran or walked 3.14159 miles, and when they were done they ate Pi.
Here’s the Livonia parkrun crew all doing their ceremonial extra 0.041529 miles as a group so they all got in 3.14159 miles total. They turned around at the start line, walked 91 feet and then back 91 feet to the start with their tailwaker Thomas leading they way.
Did we mention there was Pi at Livonia parkrun?
The event leaders at Leakin Park parkrun could hardly contain their joy at being back on their original course after being displaced for 10 weeks.
These two got lots of encouragement from their Dad at Renton parkrun, and were excited to speed along the course whenever they saw the camera or someone waiting to give them a high five.
These kids had a good time running the parkrun course at South Boulder Creek parkrun on Saturday. Indeed, the one on the left actually wore a shirt that confirms our suspicions, that she loves to smile.
Speaking of kids, this parkrun first-timer proudly posed with the “new kid” sign at, you guessed it,Mountain Goat Trail parkrun!
Roosevelt Island parkrun event Director Joyce couldn’t contain her excitement at seeing a 500 shirt in person. She was clearly giddy to be in the presence of such a role model!
It may have been cold, foggy and rainy at Mountain Goat Trail parkrun, but that didn’t dampen the mood! This message was chalked on the course to provide a little extra joy during the run.
If you aren’t convinced that rain is a form of cheering, we’ll leave you with little June from Renton parkrun. Surely she’ll make you smile.
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