News - 26th August 2021
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A Growing Community!

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We’ve had a series of new events open recently so we’d like to quickly touch on how they are doing and also update you on a few new events opening in the next couple of months!

 

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 parkrunners get to take in the stunning Perrine Memorial Bridge.

 

Canyon Rim Trail parkrun based in Twin Falls, Idaho was the first of this series and right from the off Event Directors Adam and Rene have had a couple of challenges but have managed through them like pros!

 

We learned from our blog piece shortly after they launched the team met their weekly neighbours, the base jumpers!  By working with them they were able to come to some mutual arrangements so both events can enjoy the stunning scenery.

 

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Incredible scenery at Canyon Rim Trail parkrun! 

 

Like much of the country, particularly the North West, the event has been dealing with some wildfire smoke.  Thankfully it hasn’t risen to the levels that has required a cancellation.  The event is however on a short break to make way for other running events, but will be back mid-September.

 

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 parkrunners at Valentine Peak parkrun

 
Valentine Peak parkrun, our first event in Utah, will have their 10th event this Saturday.  Judging by their photos, they always seem to have great weather, albeit like Canyon Rim Trail they have experienced some challenges with smoke.  The event is enjoyed by the locals and also has had some tourists from Moscow (albeit living in Seattle) and a fellow parkrun ED!  

 

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 Runners briefing at Valentine Peak!

 
We did a blog piece on the event here a few weeks ago, and it looks like the Iron County Fair which they share the grounds with will be on next week so they will also be having a short break.  

 

Danehy Park parkrun has had a solid start and became a great sister event to fellow Greater Boston parkrun – Jamaica Pond.

 

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parkrunners enjoying Danehy Park

 
It’s been hot and sticky for a few of the 5 events that have taken place, but as noted in this weeks run report, parkrunners can experience ‘glassphalt’ which is one of many art pieces around the park.

 

The team are really enjoying the locals and are looking forward to the coming weeks with hopefully cooler weather!

 

The team Peace Valley parkrun have been really enjoying getting to know their participants.  Their news page and social media are full of stories about how the event is being embraced by their community, and we love to see that!  The event will be holding event number 8 and we think they will too enjoy the cooler temperatures ahead.

 

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The New Events:

 

We have two events in the calendar and one that will be launched soon after.

 

Backed by a passionate team, parkrun will be coming to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.  This event located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will be in good company and will add to the buzzing DMV area.
 
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The course is an out and back along the trail which itself stretches 13 miles from Glen Burnie to Annapolis.  It was originally the route of the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad which dates back to 1887.  Today the trail features flowerbeds, kiosks, a planet walk.

 

We’ll meet the team in a few weeks but in the meantime you follow their facebook page, and visit the event from September 18th.

 

On the same day, we will welcome Courthouse Lake parkrun  located in Chaska, MN.

 

The course is mostly flat, and shares the Minnesota Bluffs Regional trail. Runners and walkers start out atop the exposed levee for the first 1km, before turning right into a more winding, wooded (and shady) area where a short drop takes the trail adjacent the Minnesota River.

 

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The event is being organised by a team led by regular Eagan parkrun Trevor Luyt who we speak to in the coming weeks in this blog.  You can check out the parkrun’s facebook page here.

 

Finally, Susquehanna Riverwalk parkrun, Williamsport PA, is hot off the press, and is due for a launch on October 2nd.  Again, we’ll hear more about this event in the coming weeks!

 

Do bear in mind that all dates and future events are subject to fluctuating COVID restrictions throughout the country.  Please double check an event is on before going, and be patient with events that have to close.

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