News - 12th June 2019
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Our parkrun week in pictures, June 8th 2019

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Double the fun… Two is better than one… Double down on parkrun… Twice as nice…

There’s a theme in this week’s roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, it will become clear as you click through the album.

 

DMC EDs

 

Earl and Elizabeth are the two Event Directors of Des Moines Creek parkrun, which entered into its second year on Saturday!

 

DMC cake

 

Of course they celebrated with cake!

 

Leakin Park 100

 

Leakin Park parkrun celebrated double zeros by wearing black, the color of the parkrun 100 milestone shirt.

 

Can you spot the two Leakin Park regulars who are wearing their black 100 shirts?

 

Leakin Park 2

 

These two young ladies met each other at Leakin Park parkrun and were having a grand time running and playing together. They also helped usher in a couple of big milestones as one pulled in a PB, reached the junior-10 milestone, and was the event’s 2,500th finisher!

 

HH stroller

 

The double strollers were out in force last weekend, (as were bucket hats) to protect from the sunny rays at Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun, where they were celebrating the event’s second birthday.

 

Himmel 2

 

These little ladies enjoyed a ride side by side at Himmel parkrun.

 

CF twins

 

Over at Crissy Field parkrun the trend continued and matching footie pajamas remind us that it’s okay to roll out of bed and come straight to parkrun. We don’t judge.

 

JP

 

The little ones who like to make faces at their escort (or each other) may prefer this style of double stroller as seen at Jamaica Pond parkrun, which had a great kickoff for its temporary second home. JP parkrun is summering at the Arnold Arboretum during construction work at the pond.

 

Charleston

 

At Charleston WV parkrun, the weekend’s participants included frequent parkrunners Maria and Jason, plus their 5-week-old daughter. One sleeping baby = two happy parents!

 

Fletcher's baby

 

Oh hey, we found an absolutely adorable picture of a SECOND pint-sized parkrun participant (in arms) at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun.

 

JC

 

Two events last weekend had rain. Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun was one, but it doesn’t look like it bothered the crowd! We’re guessing all the kids had a blast.

 

Deep Run PR

 

Deep Run parkrun in Richmond, VA was the second event to experience a soggy Saturday. Some nasty showers came through an hour before start time, but the worst of the weather had blown over by 8 am, allowing this runner to earn a PB!

 

Lillie finish sign

 

This father-son duo were part of a record-sized crowd at Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor. Kranthi (Dad) completed his 19th parkrun but it was Nishith’s first time. Combined parkruns: 2-0.

 

CP 2

 

This smiling duo was spotted at College Park parkrun on Saturday!

 

JC 2

 

These two at Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun took a break from studying the course map to pose for a picture.

 

McAllister

 

Tell (or bring) a friend to parkrun to make it twice as fun!

 

“I kept hearing about parkrun from posts in Facebook groups & friends from the UK. Every so often I kept thinking: ‘I wish we had one here; I’d totally go!’ In fact the last time I thought this was the day before the inaugural run. Talk about kismet!

 

“Admittedly I missed the first month or so, but made it out today and I’m glad I did! Thank you so much organizers & volunteers for bringing parkrun to the Greater Lafayette area and for making this a fun & unpretentious run.” -McAllister parkrun Facebook review

 

Fletcher's results

 

Eric and Dan, the duo who processed results for Fletcher’s Cove parkrun last weekend are just two of the many, many dedicated parkrunners who also volunteer.

 

(Since you’re asking: this week’s events were brought to you by 301 volunteers.)

 

MBR

 

These two got to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the Pogue at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun in Woodstock, VT, now in its second week.

 

Oak Grove

 

Oak Grove parkrun event #2 had 20 participants and 10 volunteers to follow up their inaugural last week.

 

Oak Grove parkrun is Kentucky’s second parkrun event.

 

WIP vols

 

There were twice as many participants as volunteers last weekend at Weedon Island Preserve parkrun, and zero bugs thanks to a slight breeze. Summer no-see-ums were kept at bay while their parkrun community enjoyed a free, sweaty 5K.

 

DMC jump

 

Jump on 3: One… two…I’m too excited, I’m jumping now! Des Moines Creek parkrun

 

SL walkers

 

In Canton, OH Sippo Lake parkrun walkers threw both hands up in the air to show their enthusiasm for this new event, now in its second month. Saturday saw another record sized crowd.

 

Ohio now has two free, weekly parkrun events … but not for too much longer.

 

Livonia Chuck Norris

 

Chuck Norris doubles were spotted at Livonia parkrun on Saturday. Why? Apparently they were part of a “Chuck Norris virtual 5K.” They all came dressed as Chuck.

 

Yep, folks, that’s a thing.

 

CP Trolley Runners

 

College Park parkrun had a double dose of running/walking events at their park. After parkrunners crossed the finish line, they had the option to join a free summer Yoga in the Park program OR a second free run.

 

About 30 chose the latter option and participated in the first Trolley Trail Run. Not a parkrun, but a 6K point-to-point run, supported by local parkrun volunteers, as part of a community-wide celebration of walking and biking trails. Fittingly, the event was led off by College Park mayor Patrick Wojahn, who was proudly wearing his red parkrun 50-shirt.

 

Durham shirts

 

There was a colorful collection of parkrun shirts at Durham, NC parkrun, where they welcomed parkrun tourist Stephanie, founder of Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor

 

SBC

 

With gorgeous views along their course and a welcoming atmosphere, we’re sure South Boulder Creek parkrun will convert this week’s 10 first-timers to second-timers (and beyond)!

 

Lillie turtle

 

There were two course markers at this spot at Lillie parkrun Ann Arbor parkrun on Saturday. One was a bit more reptilian than the other and drew everyone’s attention as they passed.

 

Moberly turtle

 

Not one, but TWO snapping turtles were sighted at parkruns last weekend. This one was hanging out near the Moberly parkrun course.

 

Don’t go too close!

 

Perrigo

 

Renton parkrun and Des Moines Creek parkrun will no longer be the only two US parkruns in the Pacific Northwest come next weekend. Perrigo parkrun in Redmond, WA is already boasting a strong showing of volunteers and participants at their trial runs!

 

Renton

 

See you next week, from two-time parkrunner Daphne at Renton parkrun

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