Location Change- We’re going home!

Ten weeks ago, flooding and storm damage closed off access to Winan’s Meadow...and forced Leakin Park parkrun onto the alternate course along Franklintown Road. This past week, Baltimore City has completed some of the road repairs, allowing them to reopen Winan’s Way.

On 20 October, join us as we return to Winan’s Meadow - the home of Leakin Park parkrun! Parking, safety briefing, start, and finish will occur in Winan’s Meadow at edge of the parking lot; the post-event social remains at Bullwinkle’s.

Please be aware of the detour; the western half of Franklintown Road remains closed. As a result, access to Winan’s Meadow will occur only by taking Briarclift Road to Winan’s Way to Franklintown Road. The address is 4500 N. Franklintown Road; please check that your map follows the detour.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with directs. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the meadow!

Leakin Park Team

 

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Leakin Park is excited to welcome in the new year with our friends. Please note the special start time of 8:30. The earlier time will allow you to visit College Park parkrun for a second parkrun and breakfast at the Board and Brew!

 

!!!COURSE CHANGE!!!

Due to the summer rains, Leakin Park moved the course to a new location. We will begin just across from Franklintown Inn at 5200 N. Franklintown Road. We will still meet every Saturday at 9:00. We'll see you back in the park!

 

August 4th Cancelation

We are sorry to announce that we have to cancel Leakin Park parkrun for this coming Saturday (8/4) due to road closures and park access. Rest assured, our Core Team is working hard to figure out a way to get everyone back to the park safely so we can all run together again. Please continue to monitor our facebook page for any updates.

In the meantime, please consider visiting one of our sister parkruns in the area including College Park, Anacostia, Fletchers Cove, Roosevelt Island, or Kensington. Your parkrun ID works at all these locations, and parkrun tourism is always a good time. Just tell them Leakin Park sent you!

 

LP #52- Happy Birthday to us

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Leakin Park parkrun #52 brought with it our first birthday and a plethora of volunteers to help make our inaugural anniversary possible. Our volunteers were well represented by core team members Thomas HORNIK, Mackenzie HORNIK, David HORNIK, Genevieve HORNIK, Doug JONES, and Robert LESSICK, with stalwart Ed ORSER, as well as David PLATT, Mark PRESSLEIN, and Valerie YINGLING providing all the support we could have asked for to keep our runners and walkers alike happy, safe, and successful.
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The threat of a summertime sprinkle didn’t keep the celebrations at bay. Balloons, cupcakes, orange juice, and some donut holes were all kept safe under the shade of our portable canopy, which turned out to be unnecessary on the day’s event.
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While our anniversary wouldn’t have been possible without our volunteers, it was our participants that helped the day be a memorable one. Forty-one parkrunners joined by three barkrunners, Foxy, Midnight, and Martina, put us at our second highest turnout to date. Eight first-time parkrunners joined eight other first time Leakin Park parkrunners as an indication that word about Leakin Park parkrun is still getting out!
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We welcomed parkrun tourists from South Africa, U.K., College Park, and Roosevelt Island. U.K. visitors Nick and Roxane Pratt and Sue and Beth Garner may have shown up separately, but they were able to use Leakin Park as a union point to share the commonality of parkrun. The Skorbinskis made a family day of it, while Gus Campbell and the Hiskys brought some College Park love for our birthday, and Eden Gray and Foxy represented Roosevelt Island.

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We may only be a year old, but age simply isn’t a factor when it comes to participating in parkrun. Our age ranges included everyone from 15-17 through 75-79. Sue Garner on her 77th parkrun set a Leakin Park parkrun age-grade record, but she set the highest age-grade percentile rank in the U.S. (and EVER for Leakin Park) with an 87.78% accomplishment! Kudos, Sue! Impressive work!
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Some new PBs shined through as Doug Jones, Sally Waller, and Krissy Kallemyn, all in different age categories, crossed the finish line faster than ever before.
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Thank you all for a wonderful year, and we look forward to a new year of memories ahead.

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