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.
Anacostia parkrun will not have a Thanksgiving day parkrun. Please use this time to be a Tourist and visit College Park or Kensington!
This glorious day saw 40 people walk, run, and or jog along the Mighty Anacostia! In this fabulous weather, we had 5 true first timers, 3 tourists, and 6 PBs. The stroller who crossed first came in at 20:58 and our beautiful tailwalker crossed at 64:37 which means the average time for all of our parkrunners/walkers was 35.01.
A few notes of reminder:
1. No parkrun next week, 1 June. The path is in use by another group. Use this time to check out some of the other parkruns in the area - when they ask where are you from, make sure you let them know you are from Anacostia!
2. If you are so inclined to give back and volunteer, we can really use you this summer and you would be so, so appreciated. Let us know if you can volunteer, we would love to have you as part of the team!
Thank you to everyone who comes out and joins our parkrun, you are what make parkrun so fabulous!
A gorgeous day - a gorgeous river - a great turn-out with both many Anacostia first-timers AND 14 parkrun first-timers -but wait - there's more! We had not one, but TWO 100th parkrun milestones! CONGRATULATIONS to Ted Poulos and Anacostia parkrun founder Darrel Stanaford who both joined our 67th race for their 100th - Woo Hoo! Anacostia parkrun hit our own milestone of 59 runners and walkers, and that's NOT counting all of the wonderful little ones who joined us in parkstrollers including two week old Miss Ada who came with Anacostia regular Tona and her husband - she completed her first 5K and was working very hard lifting her head in Daddy's arms to see what she had just done! A SPECIAL sing-out to participants of the Breast Cancer support Making Strides who joined us as part of their ongoing "staying fit" walking workouts - please keep parkrun on your walking calendar. Today's event ended with all enjoying the yummy assortment of celebration baked goods brought by Darrel & Svetlana Stanaford - Thank You for initiating Anacostia parkrun !
What an AMAZING Day!
Overcast - a sprinkling rain, not too warm until JUST when we're about to start when the rain stops and the sun comes out! We welcomed 7 1st timers - and celebrated 4 PB's - Andrew's occasional stroller pushing training is paying off! We look forward to continuing the growth of our parkwalkers and look forward to swelling those ranks next week when Making Strides comes to visit. THANK YOU to the 8 or 10 prkrun participants who stayed and participated in the Anacostia Clean-Up Day - what an impact many hands can have in a short period of time! Special Thanks to Chris McBride's making sure that trash bags were available (and THANK YOU for the water too!) and his daughter Mary's help let us use the "Funnel Manager" Volunteer Job option! Thanks VERY Much to all the Day of Volunteers - and always asking is Welcome. It's also helpful for planning if you can sign-up beforehand through the Volunteer Link. One time every few weeks makes a difference! Come ENJOY a BEAUTIFUL River Front next week at parkrun Anacostia!
We caught a break from the cold at parkrun #64! The beautiful spring weather brought out 42 runners, walkers, and joggers, including 7 first timers and 2 tourists from the UK! 8 people recorded new Personal Bests! Congrats to Lajune, Angelique, Mary, Dawn, Matthew, Christopher, Derek, and Kevin! We were especially grateful to two new volunteers: Anna, our photographer, and Stefani, who passed out finish tokens while her daughter Faith ran for the first time.
We’re looking forward to seeing more newcomers this spring!