What a weekend! We welcomed a new parkrun into the family: Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan and set a new national record for high vis heroes. In much of the country, it is decidedly fall, so the theme of this week’s photos? Foliage and good feelings.
Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor is now parkrun USA’s newest event, after celebrating their inaugural this weekend. And, we welcomed loads of new parkrunners, too: 31 people attended their first ever parkrun at Lillie Park.
These people made Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor happen. Thank you very much and congratulations to Richard, Savio, Stephanie, Rajiv, Cathy, and Ron!
The Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor course looks absolutely stunning! And the best part – you get to run around the lake and over this beautiful bridge three times. Just ask Karen, on the right, on her way to setting a women’s course record.
Meanwhile, over at Livonia parkrun, parkrun USA’s first event, they were absolutely thrilled to welcome their little sister, er, new neighbor parkrun to the family.
There were celebrations all around at Mansfield OH parkrun. They welcomed Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor into the parkrun family, junior parkrunner Damian ran his 10th parkrun, Jon earned his Volunteer 25 shirt, Patrice ran her 50th parkrun, and Kevin celebrated his birthday! We hope there was a lot of cake.
Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun set a new attendance record this weekend, thanks to a little race happening in New York City on Sunday (and made possible by the local parkrunners who volunteered to pick up tourists at the train stations). Afterwards, everyone piled into the Corner Café to chat, make new friends, and refuel before the marathon.
Finally, we celebrated Anacostia parkrun’s one year anniversary. Sarah, Darrell, Ian, and Tyrone look thrilled to be celebrating on such a beautiful day.
Oh, College Park parkrun, your course looks stunning with the fall foliage out. We’re sure that the scenery helped ensure lots of big smiles.
Another celebration? Of course! At Leakin Park parkrun, Iman became the first “home grown” member of the parkrun 50 Club. Not only that, but he also volunteered for the 25th time and celebrated with a beautiful and well-deserved cake. The only question left is: which parkrun t-shirt will he wear first?
At Charleston WV parkrun, the parkrun crowd was off to a great start.
And it looks like they were having a pretty amazing time at Crissy Field parkrun, too. It just goes to show: whatever time zone you’re in, parkrun is the place to be for a happier and healthier Saturday morning.
The fall foliage was out at Jamaica Pond parkrun, too, where they tested an alternative course option while their start/finish area is under construction. If “scenic” is one of the criteria, we think they’ve found a good one.
Love was in the air at Kensington parkrun, where Steve congratulated Amanda on her new PB.
Susan is sidelined from running for a bit but brought along her fantastic sister Carolyn and enjoyed the slow down at Mountain Goat Trail parkrun.
The fabulous walkers of Charleston WV parkrun had a special guest this week. Voluntourist Diana and her husband Hayden visited from Tuggeranong parkrun, near Canberra, Australia. They were in the area to run a marathon on Sunday.
Well, there had to be somewhere where the leaves aren’t turning colors. Depot Park parkrun, your palm tree background looks great and we’re sure that you were glad to see the end of Daylight Savings Time for a little more light at the start of your parkrun.
A few of our parkruns decided to hold a Halloween do-over after last week’s heavy rains. This duo looks like they had an INCREDIBLE time at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun. (Get it?)
And at Roosevelt Island parkrun, set-up volunteer Tony brought his own high vis as part of his costume for parkrun Halloween!
Dan is one of Fletcher’s Cove parkrun’s regular volunteers. His joy for parkrun is infectious and represents how we all feel on a Saturday morning. If this is how he looked on his 99th parkrun, we can’t wait to see his expression next time out.
More pretty leaves, this time at Moberly parkrun, where Kim was back to tackle the hills in this beautiful park.
A well-prepared turn around marshal means that you’ll never run too far and always have a buddy who will cheer you on and give out high-fives. Thanks for being on cheer squad duties this week at Renton parkrun, Melani!
At Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun, they were back to normal after the big crowds who visited the weekend of the Chicago Marathon. It looks like the boats are still in the harbor, but probably not for much longer now.
At South Boulder Creek parkrun, they set a new record for the number of volunteers who helped out (and, we assume, for smiles out on the course).
Ahhh, coffee: the official beverage of parkrun. The Charleston WV parkrun high viz hero squad is caffeinated and ready for action.
See you next week from the Presidio and Crissy Field parkrun!
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