It’s fun to see the increasing number of milestone t-shirts in the weekly photo albums of the parkrun events around the country. It’s most exciting when those are worn by kids who are having fun while creating a healthy habit! We’ve pulled some of our favorites from last weekend’s events to share with you.
parkrunday at Jamaica Pond parkrun brings out lots of smiles (and apricot shirts).
Deep Run parkrun didn’t have an event this weekend but several of their crew made the trip north to do some parkrun tourism at Roosevelt Island parkrun. Darren, Chris, Leslie, Marcy, Melanie & Jimmy (& their fur-babies) all had a wonderful time checking out the beautiful Roosevelt Island parkrun course – and enjoying the hospitality of Joyce, Nick & their team.
They enjoyed the predominantly “flattish” course and a few of theme even set new PBs!
On the last parkrun of summer, Leakin Park parkrun greeted a crew of sunny, smiling faces who were eager to enjoy the beauty of, and give back to the park. The post parkrun clean up crew worked with our ever-supportive Friends of Gwynns Falls to make sure our trail was even more stunning than when we started. They collected at least 4 large bags of rubbish!
College Park parkrun Event Director Coliln’s mother Kath, visiting from Bristol UK, walked her first ever 5k, at age 75, in about 1 hr 5 mins. thanks to two new knees. His dad did his first running event in around 15 years. He’s proud of them both, and they’re proud of him for all his volunteer work with parkrun.
Charleston WV parkrun now has a few home-grown milestone t-shirts. This is Debra, who is their second ever local 50th milestone achiever.
Woah, look at all of those parkrun shirts at Livonia parkrun! Without the people in purple (25+ occasion volunteers) those red and black shirts (50 and 100 events completed) shirts would not be possible!
Speaking of purple shirts, Ryan at Renton parkrun was RD on his 25th volunteer occasion and fellow RD and 50-shirt owner Nikol recognized his service with a sparkly cape for the morning.
Alyson and Richard volunteered as tail walkers on a beautiful day at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun in New Jersey.
This patriotic tail walker at Oak Grove parkrun obeyed the rule to stay within arm’s reach of her accompanying adult.
Alfonso and Frankie of Depot Park parkrun were excited to get their 10 shirts in the mail last week, even though they’ve now each run more than double that number of parkruns.
At least one of the shirts made its debut at this weekend’s event and its wearer, Alfonso, earned a PB! Depot Park parkrun
Eli at Howard Temin Lakeshore Path parkrun earned his 10 shirt a while back. He’s at 29 events now, and it looks like he’s enjoying them.
These kids at Des Moines Creek parkrun know how to properly celebrate a PB! We spot a 10 shirt in this mix, too!
Here are a few 10 shirts worn by happy parkrunners at Mansfield OH parkrun.
We love seeing families who parkrun together, like Elleni, Noah and Nathaniel at Kensington parkrun who all had PBs!
It was a photo finish with the parkrun flag for this young runner at Anacostia parkrun.
Leakin Park parkrun participants and volunteers love Lily’s high-fives. They also love her positive attitude about running.
Some of their favorite Lily-isms:
“Sometimes you just have to go for it.”
“It’s fun when your hair gets all sweaty.”
“We can just run until our legs hurt.”
We’re guessing she’ll be sporting a 10 shirt before long, too.
There were quite a few future parkrunners at Perrigo parkrun, who will likely be inspired by current “incredible” youth parkrunners.
Louisville Parks Joe Creason parkrun also boasted a stroller crew at their event.
We spotted a lot of future parkrunners in strollers at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun. These are just a few of the many, many, kids enjoying a breezy ride along the canal.
We think that means “here’s a future parkrunner!” Crissy Field parkrun
McAllister parkrun had 9 first-timers last weekend, most of whom are pictured here.
The first-timers at Weedon Island Preserve parkrun listened closely to James, who delivered the First Timer’s Briefing. It was his first time in that role.
There will be a lot of first-timers in just a few weeks at the new Third Creek Greenway parkrun. We’re counting down!
Who else counts down the days until parkrun? Barkrunners! Who can resist a cute face like this when heading out the door? Not Hung at South Boulder Creek parkrun, who snapped this photo of his pup mid-run.
Dan brought his barkrunner Leo to Sippo Lake parkrun on Saturday.
Barkrunner Watson volunteered with parents Lindsay & Vikrant at Roosevelt Island parkrun.
Sometimes our furry friends just can’t contain their excitement! This shot of an enthusiastic pup at Perrigo parkrun makes us laugh.
Lindsey brought her barkrunner to the post-event coffee gathering after Rec Plex North parkrun.
Speaking of post-event coffee, the Rock Creek Trail parkrun crew got a warm welcome from their coffee spot this week.
Mountain Goat Trail parkrun asks “Why did the parkrunner cross the bridge?”
To get to the finish! See you next week! Mountain Goat Trail parkrun
When we look through the photos from 40-odd parkrun events every week, we love seeing so many happy faces. It’s a great reminder that, despite all of our differences, parkrun brings us together. There’s nothing more powerful than the shared joy of moving our bodies outside, whether it’s in the heat and humidity of Florida…
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