News - 5th January 2023

Week in pictures: New Year’s Weekend 2023


Happy new year parkrun USA! With New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, we were lucky enough for two parkruns in one weekend. Saturday saw 55 events with 2,260 finishers – what a way to round out the year! Sunday was more low key with some rain across various events, giving us 880 finishers across 23 events. Whether you joined us one day, both days, as a volunteer, a finisher, a spectator, we’re glad we could be part of your 2023 memories. Let’s take a look at those photos!




It was six-year-old Bea’s first ever full 5k finish at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve parkrun down in Arkansas on Saturday. Bea was a top-notch cheerleader as well, making sure to hand out high-fives to everyone she passed. Bonus of out and back courses!


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Himmel parkrun in Arizona had a great group for their first event of 2023. This just goes to show parkrun is more than just about running – bring your family, bring your friends, volunteer, walk, enjoy. That’s what parkrun is all about!




Jamaica Pond parkrun in Boston saw 97 finishers on New Year’s Eve! Whoa! That’s their highest attendance in a few months – squeezing in that last parkrun of 2022.


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It was a little bit drizzly at Lillie parkrun on the first of the year, but that didn’t stop the smiles. Michelle, Madelyn, and Lori had a great time walking around the course together – perfect way to start the new year.


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Over the two days last weekend we had a whopping 658 total volunteers – amazing! Here are just a few of those high-vis superheros at College Park parkrun on New Year’s Day. Thanks for everything you do for parkrun.




Loving the array of parkrun shirts at Clermont Waterfront parkrun down in Florida. From milestone shirts to apricot tees, go parkrun!




Rec Plex North pakrun’s run director was feeling festive on a foggy New Year’s Day.


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It was a great morning for New Year’s Eve at Creekside parkrun in North Carolina. Family visiting from out of town, kiddos joining in strollers, barkrunners. What’s not to love?


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Des Moines Creek parkrun was one of the 23 events to host a New Year’s Day parkrun this year, with a great turnout. High five to everyone who showed up on either day around the country – you got it done!


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There definitely aren’t winners at parkrun, but Heritage Harbor parkrun sure wins for coolest glasses last weekend! Happy New Year!


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This group of Kensington parkrunners conquered Eagan parkrun over the holiday weekend, braving the snow for a great parkrun morning.




Courthouse Lake parkrunners were just happy to be there after twoweeks of weather related cancellations – winter is here!


That’s all from us this week. See you next time for the second parkrunday of 2023.

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