It’s been a busy few weeks with parkrun in the USA and across the globe. New Zealand restarted, (not)parkrun is keeping people connected and active, and while no USA events are active yet, some are keeping themselves amused!
Getting out to record your own 5k anywhere and representing your home parkrun is a great way to keep fit and stay connected to your community. Globally, we have around 5,000 runs recorded and we love to see almost all of our American parkruns represented.
Most excitingly is that we have seen a remarkable number of people recording (not)parkruns who have yet to do a parkrun. We can’t wait to welcome them when we resume!
parkrun has been enjoying it’s return down under, and attendances have been close to normal for a New Zealand Winter. We wait patiently for the opportunity in the USA, but you have to feel for the Australians who feel they so close yet so far. This led to the Australian parkrun twitter account lobbying the two governments to reconsider borders:
For the latest and most up to date news on the Covid situation here in the USA, we publish a statement every Tuesday, which can be found in this blog and on the newsletter.
Shockingly, there are no event anniversaries in July! So a belated Happy Birthday to those in late June:
29th June – Durham, NC – 7th
24th June – Leakin Park – 3rd
And many happy returns in advance to:
18th August – Delaware and Raritan Canal – 2nd
24th August – Howard Temin Lakeshore Path – 1st
Anacostia parkrun celebrated the return of parkrun, albeit only in New Zealand, with a fun news piece. Charleston parkrun have moved one step closer to a regular parkrun morning after being able to meet for in person for a coffee morning!
Some are getting arty at Jamaica Pond parkrun and have promised a pride flag from photos parkrunners have been sending in. We look forward to seeing the results! parkrunners have been really active at posting their runs on their facebook pages. Leakin Park parkrun, Renton parkrun, Terry Hershey parkrun, and Roosevelt Island parkrunhave been providing fun commentary for their community.
Perrigo parkrun have been hosting a virtual parkrun by inviting participants to send in their times. You can read the latest run report here. Similarly, College Park parkrun have been embracing the concept by not only hosting a virtual pre-run briefing and a post run online coffee, but have been organising an opportunity to virtually parkrun the 2,180 Appalachian Trail. You can read the run report here.
If touring is your thing but you can’t get to Knoxville, TN, then Third Creek Greenway parkrun has you covered with a virtual tour of their Greenway.
Feeling lucky? Lillie parkrun have creatively produced a bingo for parkrunners in July. Challenges include Run/walk in the rain’ and ‘Have a rest day’. July 17th was World Emoji Day, and Sippo Lake parkrun did not let that occasion go by without marking it!
And finally, it’s great being able to get out and active where possible, so it was good to see Mountain Goat Trail parkrun ED Kristenhas been keeping active by taking barkrunner Gus for a run.
he world of parkrun is an active one, even in times of pause. This week we look at a selection of stories that you may not have seen, including ones that were written in their original language. We will hear from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Russia. ‘The parkrun song’ As we will learn in…
As we progress our plans around a return to parkrun, we have been working with various organisations and stakeholders around the world. While the restart of parkrun events in New Zealand was relatively straightforward due to the virus being largely eradicated there, it is clear that this is not likely to be the case in the…