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 10-parkrun club this week at Mansfield OH parkrun. She celebrated by tailwalking with a friend.
The snow has definitely arrived at Aspen parkrun, where this week Jason and Shelley Roy had multiple things to celebrate. Shelley earned her purple shirt for volunteering 25 times, and for the the first time she got to run the event that she started. … Oh, and she and Jason were first and second finishers, not that we’re counting.
Run Director Chrissie leads the pre-run briefing at Jamaica Pond parkrun.
Beautiful day to run along the boardwalk at Roosevelt Island parkrun. Looks like this parkrunner did the New York City Marathon last week. Good decision to opt for something shorter this week.
Hey, that’s the same shirt, up the road at College Park parkrun! Shamiso made the most of her trip from the UK. Last week she set a course record at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun as a warm-up for the NYC Marathon. This week she ran to CP parkrun, zipped around the course, then ran back to head for her flight home.
The crowd at Depot Park parkrun in Gainesville, FL appreciated that their 7:30am start is now in the light.
A dusting of snow and sub-freezing temps gave the forest a wintry feel at Livonia parkrun in Michigan.
Down the road at the new Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor the sun and snow called for hats, gloves, and shades.
Amit and Ed recently joined the 50 parkrun club at Eagan parkrun. That can only mean that a little snow is no problem at all for these two.
We were sorry to see Crissy Field parkrun cancel for only the second time. But we do take EPA data seriously, and with the air quality in the unhealthy range due to the fires in the region, the team made the right choice.
And some of the Crissy Field parkrun team were still at the park to welcome visitors and enjoy a post not-a-parkrun coffee.
Fall was at its peak at many of our events this weekend. We’ll offer a free Thanksgiving 5k entry to anybody who can guess which event this chalking was found at.
Beautiful colors at Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun.
Pace your dad through the leaves at Kensington parkrun.
Beautiful morning to be tailwalker at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun.
Margaret and Canay chose a fine morning for their first visit to Leakin Park parkrun.
This cross-country team brought their own cheerleader along to Renton parkrun.
At the temperatures fall we are even more appreciative of our post-parkrun warming spots, like this one after Jamaica Pond parkrun.
Coffee, conversation, and results processing at Mansfield OH parkrun
What is co-event director Kimberly doing with her phone at Clermont parkrun? Probably timing. The Clermont team has been shifting to using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app for timing and scanning, and finding that it really helps.
This barkrunner seems to be pretty happy with the cooler temps at Charleston WV parkrun.
More happy barkrunners at Roosevelt Island parkrun. Ginger enjoyed her run, and Foxy took a turn as tail-wagger, ensuring that no dog gets left behind.
Beautiful morning for a run with friends at South Boulder Creek parkrun.
This crew is gearing up to help launch of one of our next parkrun USA events, coming to a brand new parkrun state in early 2019.
See you next week. From South Boulder Creek parkrun
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