Byxbee parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Byxbee parkrun – Covid-19 Update – Cancellations

To all of our volunteers and participants,

Please note the following message from parkrun:

All parkrun events in the USA have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage we have cancelled events up to the end of March. Please follow our communications channels for ongoing updates. parkrun’s global position is published here.

Consequently, the following Byxbee parkruns have been cancelled:

March 14

March 21

March 28

 

New Year’s Day – No Byxbee parkrun

Byxbee parkrun has decided not to hold a New Year's Day extra parkrun for Jan 1, 2020. There will, however, be a parkrun every Saturday right through the winter and festive season, so please join us, and invite your friends and family for a parkrun.

As always, we need volunteers every week to bring you this fabulous event for free, and it's a great way to meet new friends and have a lot of fun. You can check out the volunteer roster any time at: http://www.parkrun.us/byxbee/futureroster/

 

Thanksgiving 2019 Announcement

thanksgiving

Please note, Byxbee parkrun will not be holding an extra run this 2019 Thanksgiving. Please join us instead on Saturday November 23rd or Saturday November 30th.

As it is the season for expressing gratitude, a very warm and heartfelt thank you goes out to each and every one of our volunteers who have so far helped to make Byxbee parkrun such a wonderful place to be every Saturday morning. Byxbee parkrun simply does not exist without its volunteers and we hope that you enjoy spending your holiday time with friends and family.

Join us every Saturday morning at 8am for a walk, jog, run or volunteer, and then for a hot breakfast after at the Palo Alto Golf Club Cafe.

 

Air Quality Alerts and parkrun

We aim to bring your parkrun every week, no matter the weather. However, in extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel an event for everyone's safety. Currently, smoke from the fires in Sonoma County are affecting air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Byxbee parkrun Event Directors and core team will be monitoring the situation and will advise on all of our social media channels if we believe we cannot run this week's event.

http://www.baaqmd.gov/about-air-quality/current-air-quality/air-monitoring-data/#/aqi?id=316&date=2019-10-28&view=hourly

Our thoughts are with the firefighters and all those directly affected during this time.

 

Event #7 – October 26th, 2019 Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Byxbee parkrun!

Byxbee parkrun wears Halloween costumes

Happy Halloween

This week we had one of our biggest weeks with 67 finishers running, walking and jogging the course, supported by 10 volunteers. Many of you chose to come in costume - thank you for helping to make our parkrun such a fun community! We'll be having more themed weeks in the future, and if you have something you want to celebrate at parkrun, drop us a line at byxbee@parkrun.com and let us know.

You can see all of the wonderful photos from every week at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Byxbeeparkrun

For the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting our volunteer roles, why they're necessary and how easy it is for anyone to help make a parkrun event possible. This week, let's talk about Timekeepers, which is one of the most vital roles, and one that people find the most intimidating.

timekeepers

At Byxbee parkrun, we aim to have 2 people acting as timekeepers using the Virtual Volunteer app, or the stopwatch that we have available. The watch is started when the group leaves the start area, and as each participant crosses the finish line, their time is recorded by tapping the split button. That's it! When the Tail Walker crosses the line, the event is over and the times are given to the Run Director for processing.

Sometimes things can go a little bit wrong  - we all make mistakes, and unexpected things can happen at the finish line. Rest assured, you are not alone! The Run Director will be with you the whole time, and if they know there's been a problem, many of them can be easily fixed later when processing the results. And in the absolutely worst-case scenario that we don't get any times at all, well, everyone had a pleasant morning out at the park, and there's always next week to try again.

We need volunteers every week. You can always see what roles are available at our Future Roster :http://www.parkrun.us/byxbee/futureroster/

 

New parkrun events

This week, the USA parkrun community also welcomed 2 new events, which brings the national total to 42.

Third Creek Greenway parkrun in Knoxville, TN

Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun in Keller, TX

If you are travelling around the country, don't forget to pack your barcode and check to see if there's a parkrun nearby that you can visit. Your barcode will work at any event in the USA, but don't forget to make sure that it is printed out, and with you on the day.

Upcoming Dates:

November 3rd - Byxbee parkrun Core Team Meeting - find out more about what happens behind the scenes at Byxbee parkrun, and help grow our Core team and our event.

 

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