News - 21st December 2016

Holiday parkrunning


Holiday season began, for many, with a run in the park. This year, #parkrunday fell on December 24th and falls again on December. 31st. And while parkrun USA doesn’t normally hold Christmas Day  parkruns – unless Christmas falls on Saturday, that is – we will host three special parkrun events on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1st, 2017: Durham parkrun in North Carolina and  College Park parkrun, in Maryland, will hold New Year’s Day “Resolution parkruns” on their usual course (check starting times on their websites). And in Washington, DC, the Mayor will once again organize its free “Fresh Start” 5k run, in partnership with parkrun, at 9 am. While not an offic ial parkrun event, City Hall has been actively promoting our events as a way to follow up on those resolutions. We’ll be promoting parkrun, registering new runners, and seeking support for the next one or two planned parkrun venues in DC.


The DC area offers a unique opportunity for a New Year’s triple crown: pick your favorite DC parkrun – Fletcher’s Cove or Roosevelt Island – on the 31st, run the Fresh Start at 9am on the 1st, and head straight to College Park for parkrun and party at the post run Board & Brew!


While still on the topic of celebrations. On Jan. 7th we feast the first anniversary of Fletcher’s Cove, on Jan. 28th it’s Crissy Field’s 2nd birthday, and, most importantly, on Jan. 21st the whistle blows for the first time at Mansfield OH parkrun!

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