Teens Run DC hosted parkrun for the third time on Saturday, 1/27, with 47 parkrunners in attendance, including 20 Anacostia first-timers and 17 completing their first ever parkrun! We also welcomed our first TRDC canine participant, Penny, who served as an exceptional tail walker.
There was a great showing of volunteer support at Saturday’s run and we really appreciate everyone who helped make this event happen. Thank you to Alee Wade, Alex Bureau, Dave Heerema, Ben Meyer, and Steve Hocker, for taking on a variety of volunteer roles; special thanks to long-time TRDC community member, Chauncy Minor, who handled the finish tokens like a champ.
Congrats to Rune Horvik, Sean Dixon, Tony Nelson, Nadia Grenier, and Anita Handy on achieving new personal best times! Jennifer Flather, consistent parkrun attendee and frequent volunteer, also ran a PB at 43:24. Jennifer has participated in 8 of the 11 Anacostia parkruns held thus far and it has been great to see more and more “Anacostia regulars” showing up from week to week!
While Saturday’s temperature was ideal for running, the wind played a larger role than usual, as reported by several parkrun finishers. Congrats to first finisher Andrew Evans, who completed the course in a speedy 19:02, despite the significant headwind faced on the return trip.
Thanks again to all of the volunteers and parkrunners who helped make for another terrific event on Saturday. Teens Run DC looks forward to hosting again in February; until then, happy running!
-Jen Edmond, Run Director