Run #55 and the Mighty Anacostia welcomed 47 attendees (record is 53).
Just a few nuggets:
We have a new course record for women! Chris Burbach set a new women’s record of 19:27 on her first parkrun ever!
Nine people joined us for their very first parkrun! Some were preparing for the Cherry Blossom Run, there was the grandson who crushed the course at 10 years old. Some were just curious about parkrun and others came with their parkrun fan friends.
Our furthest tourist (and first time parkrunner) came all the way from Iowa just to join us (she might have been here for something else, but hey, we all know tourists who travel just to parkrun somewhere new don’t we)?
We welcomed tourists from Roosevelt Island, College Park, Leakin Park and I think Kensington.
Eight people crushed their own records and set new personal bests.
But as always, the best people are our volunteers without whom parkrun Anacostia could not happen. Big shout out to our newest volunteers - Judy our photographer and Andrew who handed out the tokens. If you ever want to join this amazing group we have Volunteer Training every Saturday at 8:45 (and it is free).
As always, we hope to see you next Saturday for your free timed 5K along the Mighty Anacostia!