We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and a swell time with a bunch o' folk afterwards at Hype cafe! Isn't it interesting that for the last few Saturday's we've seen wild turkeys as we set up at the start, yet there were none to be found this week - a good time to be in hiding! We welcomed a visitor from Scotland and one of our parkrun first-timers was the first to finish - woo hoo. Thanks also for all of the volunteer help - keep it coming! - and we're slowly adopting the parkrun phone apps for timing and scanning - worked great for timing this week! Remember that you can join College Park and Kensington for a parkrun Thanksgiving morning. Enjoy your Holiday, and come back to Anacostia for our regular Saturday morning run this Saturday! Members of the Lincoln Park Track Club will be helping.
A BEAUTIFUL fall day on the Mighty Anacostia where 40 folk enjoyed lovely walks and runs at parkrun Anacostia. We welcomed new participants and celebrated a few PBs including a regular on her first 5K in 4 months after being sidelined with an injury, plus another 10th run anniversary within the Lincoln Park Track Club! Mostly it was a really lovely day made all the more enjoyable shared with others - with a particular Shout Out of thanks to our on-the-spot volunteers: token distributor, timer + processor!, and tail walker - plus offers of additional help from others! parkrun doesn't happen without...YOU! Thanks to all for your ongoing willingness to participate - it's easy.
On a cool, cloudy Saturday, Anacostia parkrun celebrated Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon welcoming runners and their families visiting in town for the event. One visitor from the UK was going to be running her 40th Marathon this year - oh my! Multiple PBs were celebrated including for many of our Lincoln Park Track Club participants and for one runner who is running her first 5Ks with parkrun Anacostia! We were even joined by a new pugnacious Barkunner. Another great day.
Perfect parkrunning weather for Run 91 along the Mighty Anacostia! We welcomed 33 runners and walkers and celebrated a few things. First, Mike completed his 50th parkrun! Ian and Anna completed another 5K before they ran from the first to Anacostia to complete the FREE one. Diana D was our 100th First Finisher! We celebrated 9 PBs and we used the phone app for timing and scanning for the very first time! We had some new volunteers and a tourist from Richmond, VA, and our London Tourist, finished first!
Anacostia parkrun will not host an event on New Year's Day. Please join the fun at another area parkrun or join the Mayor at her annual 5K.