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Our parkrun week in pictures, March 23rd, 2019

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Spring was finally in the air this weekend at parkrun USA and that made for some great celebrations. Together, we celebrated anniversaries, milestones, friendships, volunteering, and just the joy of being active outside together.

 

After a really tough winter, the crowd at Moberly parkrun was excited to welcome the spring weather and celebrate co-Event Director Kim joining the Volunteer 25 club.

 

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Kensington parkrun celebrated their first anniversary this weekend. Just think: a year ago, most of these people didn’t know each other. Today, they’re part of an amazing community that will only keep getting better and better.

 

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And of course, there was cake to go with the glorious spring weather at Kensington parkrun.

 

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Anyone for more cake? Keith was the 1,000th finisher at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun. He was visiting with his family from Langenhoven parkrun in South Africa.

 

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Jamaica Pond parkrun celebrates their first anniversary next week. And if this many awesome first timers show up again, they have a real chance of seeing their 4,000th finisher. That’s incredible.

 

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It must be spring in Washington State. The sun’s out and it was warm enough to do the Des Moines Creek parkrun results processing outside. What a view!

 

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The ice is finally melting in Michigan, so Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor was back on their “southern” course this week. It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way.

 

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If the spring flowers aren’t quite blooming where you live, then you just have to make your own. Thanks for this beautiful finish line, Renton parkrun.

 

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We say it time and time again, but it REALLY is true: high viz heroes always have the most fun at parkrun. And, at Roosevelt Island parkrun, President Teddy is always there to lend a hand, too. (Congratulations, Lynda on earning your beautiful purple volunteer shirt this weekend!)

 

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Did you know that every week, volunteers help set up the course at your local parkrun? This week at Charleston WV parkrun, Piper thought she’d help, too! Those dimple cones are just the perfect size for a puppy.

 

If you’re as helpful as Piper, volunteer to help set-up!

 

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Over at Pensacola, Florida’s Rec Plex North parkrun, Jackson did a great job tailwagging this week. We’re glad that he brought Amanda and some friends along, too.

 

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Last minute debris removal on course? No problem! All Anacostia parkrun needed was Sarah as a last minute course marshal.

 

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There was a clean-up going on at Leakin Park parkrun, too. Nearly 20 volunteers removed dozens of bags of debris after parkrun, and the course looks beautiful. Thank you all for being such great stewards of our wonderful public spaces.

 

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Ethan set five PBs in a row at his first five Crissy Field parkruns. He’s gotten too fast for his mom, so this time, he continued his streak by running with co-Event Director Max (and even out-sprinted him on the line).

 

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Not only did Dalila set a 3-minute PB this week at College Park parkrun, but her daughter set one, too, and her husband joined us for his first parkrun. We’re so glad your whole family is part of ours!

 

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Karen celebrated her birthday on Saturday by setting a record in her new age group at Mansfield OH parkrun. What a great birthday present!

 

Karen is also co-Event Director. And what a gift she has given her community in creating Ohio’s first parkrun. … And helping to create the next one. Watch this space.

 

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Jennifer and Gabriel were first timers at Roosevelt Island parkrun this weekend. Plus, it was Gabriel’s first-ever 5K. We couldn’t be more proud of his perseverance and can’t wait to see both of them back for another parkrun soon.

 

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There were seven first timers at Mountain Goat Trail parkrun on Saturday. But these five weren’t just any first timers: they’re the team working to bring parkrun to Oak Grove, Kentucky. They drove 150 miles to visit their “local” parkrun, but hopefully, they’ll be able to parkrun a little closer to home very soon.

 

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The whole family was out to help parkrun USA stats guru Tim celebrate his 100th parkrun at Livonia parkrun. Emma gave the first timer’s briefing before running a PB and Jeri volunteered.

 

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Despite a minor wardrobe malfunction — sash trailing in the breeze — Colin put down his fastest College Park parkrun since 2017. What a way to celebrate your 100th parkrun.

 

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Terry Hershey parkrun may only be on its 10th event, but they’re already seeing crowds– 68 showed up to participate this Saturday!

 

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The tourists were out in force at Clermont parkrun this weekend. Do you love their apricot parkrun shirts? Official word from parkrun HQ is that the shirts will be back on sale at the end of April.

 

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Here’s a rare shot from Durham parkrun: post-parkrun brunch! No matter your pace and whether it’s your first parkrun or your 300th, everyone can PB in smiles and making new friends over coffee.

 

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Yep. We checked, there were more friendship and coffee PBs at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, too.

 

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Friends from Leakin Park parkrun, Charles and Michael have now teamed up for a number of runs and running group meetups. That’s a serious friendship PB, too.

 

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The walkers and smiles were out this weekend at Des Moines Creek parkrun.

 

Did you know that parkrun welcomes people of ALL paces? We don’t care whether your parkrun takes 20 minutes or 2 hours: everyone is welcome and no one ever finishes last (unless they volunteer as tailwalker). Come walk a parkrun this weekend!

 

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See you next week!

 

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