It was 22 January last Saturday which means only one thing…Tutus! Around the country we saw 36 events with a total of 999 finishers. 328 spectacular parkrunners helped fill the volunteer roles and 153 people completed their first parkrun at an event. Now time for the photos, and wow, do we have some great ones
A tutu AND a parkrun shirt? Now that’s a perfect parkrun outfit if I’ve ever seen one. Weedon Island Preserve parkrun was just a tad rainy, but still had 16 finishers and 12 superb volunteers.
We love the color coordination of these tutus at College Park parkrun last weekend with everyone looking so stylish.
Raise your hands if you love parkrun! These Fletcher’s Cove parkrun volunteers sure do.
Third Creek Greenway parkrun had 7 finishers and 4 volunteers, and one adorable barkrunner. They also celebrated a v25 milestone for Run Director of the day, Alex.
Lillie parkrun certainly celebrated tutu day in style, even getting some of the barkrunners in on the fun.
A small but mighty crew at Durham NC parkrun last week with 6 finishers. It was certainly snowy.
Once again, that view at Canyon Rim Trail parkrun in Twin Falls, Idaho does not disappoint.
Finally a photo that perfectly describes how we feel when it’s parkrunday! Jamaica Pond parkrunners were literally jumping for joy on a beautiful Saturday morning.
A sunny (and chilly!) morning for Peace Valley parkrun. They had their highest attendance yet this year.
At Livonia parkrun in Michigan, Annie celebrated the big 50 parkrun milestone. Annie was in attendance at Livonia parkrun in the first month of their existence, all the way back in 2012, and is still coming along (with cute outfits every time).
At Fletcher’s Cove parkrun in the DC area, Olivia became the 3rd u18 100 clubber in the country. Congratulations and we love the celebratory cape!
Des Moines Creek parkrun had 45 finishers and 9 volunteers on a beautiful morning. Scrolling through their pictures on Facebook, we really got a feel of how happy everyone seemed on such a great morning for parkrun.
At Weedon Island Preserve parkrun, they had more to celebrate than just tutus. Tailwaker Julianna completed 50 parkruns, earning that exciting red milestone shirt. Great job!
Roosevelt Island parkrun’s boardwalk is as beautiful as ever this winter. An out and back course with a loop at the end means you get to traverse the boardwalk twice during the 5k, so cool.
Did you volunteer at parkrun this weekend? We had 328 volunteers around the country, which is just amazing. If you haven’t yet gotten involved at your local parkrun, reach out to the event team to see where they need help. There are many different volunteer roles that can be filled, whether you want to help out midweek, before parkrun on Saturday, during parkrun or afterwards. There are so many options, you’ll definitely find your perfect fit.
The best part about volunteering as Run Director is that you get to cheer everyone on as they finish. This week’s RD at Rock Creek Trail parkrun knew just how to boost morale that way.
Chilly temps mean that standing around pre-parkrun can get quite cold. Luckily for Joe Creason parkrun, they have expert course marshals that are there when you need to shed a layer or two as you warm up.
Color coordinating your tutu with your purple milestone shirt? Yes please! @ Livonia parkrun
Rec Plex North parkrun’s trail is absolutely beautiful and that’s due to the hard work of dedicated parkrunners who help with trail clean up and beautification even on non-parkrun days.
Part of the Run Director role is giving the briefing, partly to announce and celebrate any milestones, first timers, or tourists, but also to make parkrunners aware of course conditions and any potential changes. A very important role, but definitely a fun one.
Perrigo parkrun’s course was looking beautiful in the mist last weekend. Temps were a bit chilly but (say it with me now…) any weather is perfect parkrun weather!
See you next week!
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