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Week in pictures: December 17

12-17 SBC WIP

While many events had to cancel due to weather, we were still able to hold 47 free, timed 5Ks. 1,652 people ran, jogged and walked at parkruns across the US, and 487 of you stepped up to volunteer. From Tampa to Tucson and from Boston to Boulder, you showed that our bodies are meant to move in all types of weather. Let’s take a look:

 

12-17 Leakin Park

 

Did you achieve a running or volunteering milestone this weekend? Log into your profile to see how close you are to one of these sweet purple T-shirts. This runner at Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore is showing theirs off nicely.

 

12-17 Rec Plex WIP

 

We hope you follow us on Instagram. We highlighted some of our favorite dogs from the weekend and featured Rec Plex North a couple of times. These bipeds are all right too.

 

12-17 Heritage Harbor

 

The gang at Heritage Harbor parkrun got out there and showed us how it was done on Saturday. They got to celebrate Bill’s 250th run as well. Huge achievement!

 

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The sunshine and happy pups at Clermont Waterfront parkrun is just enough to keep the winter blues at bay. Great photos this week!

 

12-17 OECR

 

We’re a sucker for airplane mode when we’re using the Virtual Volunteer app and airplane pose when we’re looking through parkrun pics. Nice interpretation at Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation parkrun outside of Cleveland this week. Show us your best airplane pose next time!

 

12-17 Depot Park

 

If you’ve got a 3XL Santa suit lying around, why not wear it to parkrun this week? This crew at Depot Park parkrun is styling and profiling.

 

12-17 Third Creek Greenway

 

Even when the tail walker’s not in view, you can still find plenty of orange on the trail at Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville. Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and the Sunsphere which remains from the 1982 Worlds Fair.

 

12-17 Anacostia WIP

 

The smiles at the starting line were as radiant as the sunshine at Anacostia parkrun in DC.

 

12-17 RI WIP

 

More DC smiles and sunshine at Roosevelt Island parkrun. It’s hard not to smile knowing you’ve seen your friends, gotten some exercise, and still have your entire weekend ahead of you.

 

12-17 College Park WIP

 

Let’s highlight two excellent examples of token exchange techniques. The first is from College Park parkrun. Nice!

 

12-17 Winthrop Trailhead

 

And this excellent volunteer showcased their token handing technique at Winthrop Trailhead parkrun. Super job!

 

12-17 Lillie 2

 

Friday December 16 was National Ugly Sweater Day so you know the crew at Lillie parkrun would represent. Looking sharp!

 

12-17 Fletchers Cove

 

Yet another outbreak of morale at Fletchers Cove parkrun in DC.

 

12-17 Kensington2

 

Happy parkrunday from Kensington parkrun in Maryland. More sunshine and smiles, all for free.

 

12-17 Rock Creek Trail

 

The finish area at Rock Creek Trail parkrun in Portland, OR was looking a little crunchy before the event on Saturday. Thanks to all of our volunteers getting there early to set up and get these amazing shots!

 

12-17 Perrigo

 

This tail walker at Perrigo parkrun outside of Seattle is double dipping, getting both a run and volunteer credit just for finishing last. Sound fun? Reach out to your local parkrun and see if you can tail walk this week!

 

12-17 Ed Austin Regional

 

It’s a photo finish at Ed Austin Regional parkrun. Have you ever sped up to pass someone at the finish line at parkrun? It’s a run, not a race but we won’t tell anybody.

 

12-17 WIP WIP

 

We’re thinking a weekend trip to Florida is in the cards after seeing some of the pics from Weedon Island Preserve parkrun in St Pete.

 

12-17 Peace Valley

 

We love Run Director selfies but we really love when Run Directors get caught ‘gramming. Thanks for capturing the beautiful blue skies and the good looking crew at Peace Valley parkrun.

 

12-17 Exploration Place

 

The team at Exploration Place parkrun in Wichita put on their 11th free weekly timed 5K and welcomed 23 runners and walkers on Saturday. Way to go!

 

12-17 Osborn Metropark

 

This awesome volunteer at Osborn Metropark parkrun is telling us to wrap it up. We’ll see you next week!

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