Anacostia parkrun is cancelled on 4 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

parkrun day 107

20200208_090309Forty-four parkrun all-stars dashed, moseyed, cantered, and otherwise strolled to complete the 107th weekly incarnation of the increasingly prestigious Anacostia parkrun. A good time was had by all, including our international contingent of tourists counting a pair from Australia and two individuals from parkrun’s Mother England.

A few more degrees would have been ideal, but then again for early February, nobody could claim disappointment with the above-freezing temperatures beneath clear skies that we enjoyed. Run Director Tyrone led a dedicated eight-person volunteer contingency that congregated afterward at the post-parkrun home of Hype Cafe to process results.

Michael Riegelman was our first finisher today in his 5th parkrun; all at Anacostia parkrun. Believe it or not his time of 19:43 was not a PB for the DC resident.

 

Anacostia parkrun #106

83849812_2738556426211312_7662591628841844736_nIt was a classic, bright, dry, crisp February morning at the fastest parkrun in the DMV. A dozen members of the Lincoln Park Track Club comprised the backbone of 49 finishers on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail alongside the Mighty Anacostia River. 11 of the 49 finishers (22%!) recorded a new parkrun PB this morning.

Tourists included a couple from Belgium running their very first parkrun. The nation of Belgium is still without a parkrun, and a number of us encouraged/pestered them to consider taking steps to introduce parkrun to Belgium when they fly home later this week. Jennifer was run director leading a crew of 11 dedicated volunteers, most of whom made their way to Hype Cafe for the weekly post-parkrun social hour.

 

parkrun report 96

78309554_2591888827544740_6392808475042250752_oWe 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.

 

Run 94

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.anacostia_parkrun_94

 

 

Run 92

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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.

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