We’re always spoiled for choice in our final parkrun USA roundup of October. We found creative outfits, spectacular Fall views, and so many individual achievements to feel good about.
Plus we welcomed Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN and Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun in Keller, TX to the parkrun family. Wonderful!
It was a lovely morning for the launch of Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN, where Event Directors Meredith and Joe were thrilled to welcome a diverse crowd, almost all doing their first ever parkrun.
Jessica was a first-timer last week at Renton parkrun. This week she was back for more, and she set a PB!
Kids – arm’s reach
Barkrunners – short leash
Dinosaurs – definitely not arm’s reach
Fletcher’s Cove parkrun
At Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun in NJ this orc seems to have got the idea of the startline selfie. We hear he may be Run Director next weekend, and it’s New York City Marathon weekend. So don’t even think of forgetting your barcode.
That’s an impressive line-up of Halloween costumes at Byxbee parkrun in Palo Alto, CA!
This is parkrun, so there are no prizes for the most parkrun-appropriate Halloween costume, but this speed trap at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore is pretty cool.
Hard not to smile with company like this at Perrigo parkrun in Redmond, WA.
Oh no, we have only 112 finisher tokens on our bent coat hanger, and we have more than 112 finishers. Who can save us!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superman carrying more tokens!
Thanks, Superman! You’re great! You saved the day!
Team costume effort at Mansfield, OH parkrun. Scrabble pieces!
Abbey rang a bell for all the finishers at Mansfield, OH parkrun. Definitely a good witch.
This is parkrun, so there are no prizes for the most parkrun-appropriate Halloween costume, but Joyce, co-Event Director at Roosevelt Island parkrun dressed as … Foxy, our barkrun correspondent!
Our barkrunners are so stylish that no costume is needed. Sippo Lake parkrun in Canton, OH
The post-parkrun line for coffee and donuts at Crissy Field parkrun. Now THAT is scary!
In late December 2016 Steve Feld was looking to complete his goal of running a 5k event every month. That’s how he came to join College Park parkrun for one of their quietest, wettest days ever. He loved it, and soon he and wife Cindy were regular runners and volunteers.
After retiring to North Carolina, they’re regulars at Durham NC parkrun. But this week they were back at College Park parkrun for Steve’s 100th parkrun, and Cindy’s 25th time volunteering. So many parkrun friends to catch up with!
Catie and Mary are going to look great in purple at Himmel parkrun in Tucson, AZ, where this week they both volunteered for the 25th time.
Co-Event Director Chris was looking nicely color coordinated as he blazed around the trails of South Boulder Creek parkrun in Colorado. Time to order some green socks, Chris! You’re just 3 parkruns away from earning your 250 shirt!
Happy volunteers at the launch of Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun in Keller, TX, in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.
One of this week’s first-time finishers at Northside Beltline parkrun in Atlanta was Sammie. She (and her barkrun assistant) should feel suitably proud to have created Georgia’s first parkrun, together with a growing team of supporters.
At Eagan parkrun in MN they unveiled a new bench by their finish line. A memorial to team member Ed Anderson who recently passed away. Ed’s wife Penny and two of his children were there for the unveiling.
We sure do get to start our Saturdays in some nice places. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun in Woodstock, VT.
What a spectacular setting for the start/finish of Howard Temin Lakeshore Path parkrun in Madison, WI.
The trees and the trail make for a beautiful setting at Kensington parkrun in Maryland. The Washington DC Beltway, and all that lies beyond, seem like a hundred miles away.
We use the materials that nature gives us. Mansfield, OH parkrun.
Fall colors are old news at Aspen parkrun in the Colorado Rockies. It’s time to pull out the woolly hats and snow gear already
In our blog last week we featured junior parkrunner Jarlath from Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston. This week Jarlath and his mom Letitia were in action giving the first timers briefing. By all accounts these two make a great stand up duo.
The cheers got louder as walkers Nancy and Casey approached the finish of Rec Plex North parkrun in Pensacola, FL. They looked behind them to see what the fuss could be about. No, it’s about you, Nancy and Casey — you’re marking 10,000 miles completed since RPN parkrun started in February of this year.
Yes you can! Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN.
Double high fives for anybody who gets a double stroller up the big hill at Deep Run parkrun in Richmond, VA.
They had parkrun tourists this week at McAllister parkrun in Lafayette, IN. From Heritage Harbor parkrun in Illinois, Jeanette Samek and none other than Juan Leg. Juan proceeded to set a new age-group record, for good measure.
Jennifer and Tim launched Weedon Island Preserve parkrun in St Petersburg, FL earlier this year, and a great community is building there already. This week they canceled to make way for another event at the preserve. So it was a perfect opportunity to head over for their first run at Clermont Waterfront parkrun.
Nick Young is co-Event Director at Roosevelt Island parkrun in Washington DC. His son Sam is a regular parkrunner and volunteer at Banbury parkrun in the UK. This week Nick was guest Run Director at Banbury, and volunteered together with Sam and grandson Theo.
Boise, ID is currently one of the most “parkrun remote” locations in the lower 48. But that may soon change, as there are efforts underway to create a parkrun community in Meridian, in the Boise metro area. Know of anybody in that part of Idaho? Follow them at Let’s Bring parkrun to Meridian.
Josh Howie recently moved from Australia to Davis, CA. He has been driving a couple of hours to check out California’s existing parkruns. This week he was at Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco. But he’d like to bring parkrun to Davis. Know of anybody in the Davis/Sacramento area who is interested? Drop us a line!
See you next week, from Howard Temin Lakeshore Path parkrun in Madison, WI.
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See you next week. From Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN.
Most parkrun volunteers are easy to spot. They’re wearing a bright yellow vest, scanning barcodes near the finish, marshaling along the trail, or any of the familiar roles. The volunteer coordinator (VC) role is less visible. Essential to the success of every event, but more in the background. In this volunteer spotlight we meet…
Hello all – Foxy here with another fab barkrunner interview. This time, we are taking the country roads to Charleston, West Virginia to meet the adventurous Scout! Scout, could you tell us about yourself? My name is Scout, and I’ll turn 8 on December 18. My fur mom is a Husky and my fur dad is…