We’re always spoiled for choice in our weekly roundup of pictures and stories from across parkrun USA. At this time of year the combination of the natural beauty and the supportive, healthy communities is irresistible.
And this week we also had a party bus!
Sign porters from the rising generation at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in Washington, DC.
This young man ran pulling 150 pounds at Anacostia parkrun in Washington DC, representing the weight of a sergeant in his wheelchair.
Party bus! Ahead of the New York City Marathon, a big influx of marathon tourists broke the attendance record at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun in Somerset, NJ. Rhys, a visiting parkrun tourist, arranged for a 55 seater bus to transport the crowd from Manhattan.
The influx of parkrun tourists at Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun was handled admirably by the Corner Cafe, who set up a big outdoor buffet style breakfast to feed everyone!
College Park parkrun in MD welcomed back octogenarian Mike following spine surgery. He showed up with two walking canes and set off down the trail, unsure how far he’d get. He was 30 minutes slower than his PB, but getting around the full 5K this week may have been his crowning achievement to date.
More cake and anniversary celebrations at Lillie parkrun in Ann Arbor, MI. For Tim and Jeri it was a great excuse to visit their daughter Emma … and to celebrate Tim’s birthday.
A very happy 2nd birthday to Anacostia parkrun in Washington, DC. Celebratory visitors came from as far away as Moscow, Italy and as close as Roosevelt Island. Rumor has it there was cake, lots of cake.
You can just about make out Ed at his regular marshaling spot at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore, MD. You can easily see why it’s his favorite place to hang out on a Saturday morning.
Kay running above the granular asphalt surface at Livonia parkrun in Michigan.
Kensington parkrun Event Director Pam knows that parkrun is not a race. But she enjoyed the sprint finish against first-timer Fitsum.
Felicity was back at Roosevelt Island parkrun in Washington, DC for the first time since having her baby. She enjoyed catching up with Kat on their walk.
It’s that misty breath time of year again at Joe Creason parkrun in Louisville, KY. Perfect weather for a run in the crisp Fall air.
A little icy at Eagan parkrun. But that’s nothing to keep these Minnesotans away from their Saturday parkrun fun.
Ice and rain did not deter the enthusiasm of parkrunners at Howard Temin Lakeshore Path parkrun in Madison, WI, or indeed volunteers like Jake.
A misty start for Third Creek Greenway #2 in Knoxville TN. They were joined by Richard (red hat), visiting from Athens, GA, after doing all of his previous parkruns in Australia.
It’s starting to get chilly at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller parkrun in Woodstock, VT. Great excuse to wrap up in a cosy blanket while volunteering.
More happy faces, this time happy walkers at Oak Grove parkrun in Kentucky.
Snow, sun and stunning scenery at South Boulder Creek parkrun, CO!
Dressing up for fun and for warmth at Sippo Lake parkrun in Canton, OH.
Bring your friends along for a run along the beautiful Cedar River Trail at Renton parkrun in WA.
In the past moving city in the US was a near guarantee that you would lose parkrun from your life. No longer true! At Rock Creek Trail parkrun in Portland, OR former Durham NC parkrun regular Jacob is now a regular, closing in on earning his 50 shirt.
It’s a little bit warmer in Weedon Island Preserve parkrun in St Petersburg, FL. Welcome to parkrun, Alesia!
If you’re going to transport a car across the country, you’d better plan your route with parkrun tourism in mind. Mike stopped off at Charleston WV parkrun en route from his regular Terry Hershey parkrun in Houston, TX.
At Rock Creek Trail parkrun in Portland OR, Chris and Rienna enjoyed a walk together. Chris hasn’t yet missed a week. Next week he plans to volunteer AND keep his streak alive by being the tailwalker.
These two have been true champions of this new parkrun community since stumbling across a practice parkrun in the summer
Happy South Africans at Northside Beltlin celebrating their Rugby World Cup win earlier in the day.
A volunteer with an artistic eye: Eden creates a beautiful rainbow of cones for finishers at Perrigo parkrun in Redmond, WA.
Janet and Chris volunteered as tailwalkers this week at Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston. They drive up from Rhode Island most Saturdays to join their JP friends, but they’re hoping to start Rhode Island’s first parkrun. Know of anybody in RI who would be interested? Drop us a line!
See you next week! From Mansfield OH parkrun
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