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!