News - 5th March 2019
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Our parkrun week in pictures, March 2nd 2019

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March came in like a lion at parkrun USA. Some stayed home, but everybody who got outside had a blast. We’re all about supporting members of our community at parkrun, and this week more people volunteered than ever before. And that’s not including the barkrunner volunteers. Here are a few of our favorite pictures and stories from the week.

 

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Lynda, at Jamaica Pond parkrun: “I was pretty mad to go running this morning, but it was such good fun!”

 

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Everybody got a little wet this week at Crissy Field parkrun, but Stella loved her 6th visit, and had great company from tailwalker Heidi.

 

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It was a beautiful Minnesota winter morning at Eagan parkrun. PBs can wait for the Spring. This was a day to enjoy getting outdoors with friends.

 

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Despite a grey, wet morning there was a big crowd at College Park parkrun, where more and more walkers and walk-runners are enjoying the trail on a Saturday morning.

 

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At Aspen parkrun snow in March is to be expected. Advice from the Aussie event directors was to “rug up”.
Yeah, we had to look that one up, too.

 

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Ok, go ahead Clermont parkrun, show us how perfect the weather was in Central Florida this weekend.

 

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At Clermont parkrun Alli dusted off her barcode for her first parkrun in 5 years, and she was joined by first-timer Kiried.

 

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Not a bad dawn to greet parkrunners waiting for the 7:30am start of Depot Park parkrun.

 

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At Deep Run parkrun Carl and Harry celebrated their 50th parkruns on the same day. A talented parkrunner carved special gifts to mark the achievement.

 

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This was last week at an icy Heritage Harbor parkrun, where Barbara became the first woman in Illinois to join the parkrun 50 club.

 

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More firsts. This time at a beautifully sunny Des Moines Creek parkrun.First-timer Sarah drove up from Olympia to check out the event, and went on to set a female course record, finishing first overall. Meanwhile, regular volunteer Mary was trying her hand at the Run Director role for the first time.

 

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And hopefully not the last! More and more families are discovering the fun to be had at Des Moines Creek parkrun.

 

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This crew team decided to switch things up while waiting for spring to arrive at their favorite lake. They paid a visit to Durham, NC parkrun. They had a great time!

 

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Good morning for strollers and Mardi Gras beads at Anacostia parkrun.

 

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The fun of pacing your daughter to a PB at Leakin Park parkrun.

 

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Ross (left) and Gemini are regulars at the new Terry Hershey parkrun in Houston, TX, missing only one event between them. So what to do when you need to travel to see your son earn his wings at Naval Air Station, Pensacola? Pretty good luck that Rec Plex North parkrun launched in Pensacola just 3 weeks ago.

 

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That feeling when you improve your PB by a full 3 minutes (27:10 to 24:10) at Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor. Grown-ups, don’t try this at home.

 

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“Golden Groundhog” this week for Thomas Preiss, who finished in exactly the same position AND time in 2 consecutive weeks at Livonia parkrun.That would be a fairly unusual occurrence for most of us. But since Thomas has been first finisher on 70 of his 80 visits to Livonia parkrun, it’s not such an anomaly.

 

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Mansfield OH parkrun is a great place to start the weekend with friends.

 

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Yes, March, we have big plans for you. That flower on the trail at Mountain Goat Trail parkrun is a clue.

 

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Tailwalking at Kensington parkrun.

 

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Katie zoomed around the course at College Park parkrun with dad Evan and barkrunner Sophie, setting an age-group record in the process. Two minutes later they both had volunteer vests on and were busy scanning barcodes.

 

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At Renton parkrun first-timers Amelia and Sonja discovered that the volunteers have very important jobs to do.

 

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Cheers for first time finisher and first time volunteer Philip at Roosevelt Island parkrun. He helped his mom and brother as tailwalker.

 

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Volunteering and running or walking at parkrun is a great family activity at Renton parkrun.

 

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This barkrunner at Charleston WV parkrun went as fast as his little legs would carry him.

 

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At Eagan parkrun barkrunner Hazel helped out with course marshal duties.

 

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And at Terry Hershey parkrun this barkrunner lent a paw to the finish line crew.

 

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Warming up over post-parkrun coffee at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun.

 

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In case you’re looking for clues about the next Seattle-area community to get a parkrun.

 

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See you next week.
From South Boulder Creek parkrun.

 

 

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