News - 16th June 2022
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parkrun week in pictures: June 11

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This past weekend saw 1,576 finishers across 44 events, a smaller than usual bunch but don’t fret, the pictures and stories are just as good! We had 404 parkrunners fill our volunteer roles and 220 were attending a parkrun for the first time ever. Now, let’s take a look at the photos:

 

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Have you ever tried barcode scanning? It’s a great way to help out at the finish line, and sometimes you can even hop in and help after finishing parkrun yourself! It’s all done via an app on your smart phone, just point the camera at the parkrunner’s personal barcode then their token, and you’re done. Here’s Weedon Island Preserve parkrun showing us how it’s done.

 

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The joy you get when you finish your first parkrun! Third Creek Greenway parkrun had five first timers last weekend – we hope you’ll all be back.

 

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Spindle Tree parkrun volunteers don’t mind a little bit of Texas heat. Thanks to everyone who volunteered this week, we couldn’t do it without you.

 

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The run briefing is always important, but especially when you nearly double your recent attendance unexpectedly! The spring weather really brought out the Sippo Lake parkrunners for their best attendance of the year.

 

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It was a great morning at Renton parkrun, perfect for all parts of the family to come out and enjoy. Did you know that kids under 18 years earn their first milestone shirt after just 10 finishes or volunteer occasions?

 

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We really do love seeing how much use that trail gets at Rec Plex North parkrun. Their dedicated volunteers have put so much work into trail beautification and it really shows.

 

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Nothing beats a good pre-parkrun RD selfie like this one at Peace Valley parkrun.

 

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Welcome to our newest parkrun USA event – Merrymeeting parkrun in Maine. Here’s a live action shot of their first ever run briefing.

 

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We always celebrate our first time finishers, but what about our first time volunteers? This course marshal at Livonia parkrun was wearing the high vis vest for the first time, way to go George!

 

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Another first time volunteer at Lillie parkrun, just up the road from Livonia parkrun. Here’s regular barcode scanner Josh showing Louise how the virtual volunteer app works – so easy you can learn it in just a few minutes.

 

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Back in DC, it was still raining. Leakin Park parkrun was smart with their start/finish line tent to keep volunteers dry. Love the innovation!

 

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Color coordinated tailwalkers at Howard Temin lakeshore Path parkrun? Yes please!

 

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Heritage Harbor parkrun, outside of Chicago, celebrated their fifth anniversary last weekend. Happy birthday!

 

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Hamlet Park parkrun had a great seventh event! Minnesota is one of five states with at least three parkruns, can you name them all?

 

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That’s one happy volunteer crew at a rainy Fletcher’s Cove parkrun last weekend. Not even a sprinkle can dampen the parkrun spirit.

 

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So much to celebrate at Des Moines Creek parkrun. Balloons, a crowded finish line, what more could you want?

 

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We have to take advantage of these Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun RD selfies while they last. Event Director and ambassador Rory is moving back to the UK at the end of the summer, and with him goes the OG pre parkrun selfie. We’ll miss it!

 

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Danehy Park parkrun had a fun welcome message for our newest parkrun event – Merrymeeting parkrun.

 

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Creekside parkrun in North Carolina shows us just how true it is that parkrun is for all ages. There’s a spot for everyone in the family, so come out and join us.

 

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We love tutus at any parkrun occasion, and we certainly love these Pride Month themed tutus at College Park parkrun last week. Put them together with some high vis volunteer vests and you have the perfect parkrun outfit.

 

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Up the hill they go (for the first time) at Charleston WV parkrun.

 

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A beautiful snapshot of the trail at Brecksville Reservation parkrun in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio is one of the five states with at least tthree parkruns (which pains this Michigan parkrunner to say) and will add a fifth to their ranking this summer, so stay tuned for that.

 

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Looking great out on the rainy trail at Baltimore and Annapolis Trail parkrun in Maryland.

 

We’ll see you next week for a pre-father’s day parkrun. Dads – bring your kids. Kids – bring your dads. And we’ll see you all there!

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