Another week of Byxbee parkrun has been completed! On Saturday August 7th, we welcomed 39 parkrunners and several barkrunners too!
The event was made possible by 9 volunteers - Thank you for your time!
Robert HYDE • Sarah HUDSON • Hannah METCALF • Lucie HYDE • Jill PAYONZECK LENGRE • Jennifer DELL-ERNSTROM • Aidan HYDE • Katherine INGRAM • Amy HYDE
Also this week, we congratulate Peter Starnes on finishing his 50th parkrun! Well done Peter! We can't wait to see you in your red milestone shirt soon!
Have you volunteered yet at parkrun? We need awesome people to help us every week! You can sign up for any available role on our Volunteer Future Roster by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping Our parkrun Community Healthy
Prepare for warm weather with Water and Sunscreen
We've been fortunate to have a mild summer in Palo Alto, but hot weather is still possible right through to November, so please pay attention to your hydration and bring extra water to drink - preferably in a reusable bottle! Palo Alto tap water is high quality and safe to drink. There is a refill station at the amenities block near the starting area. There is no water available out on the course, so you are most welcome to carry some with you. Sunscreen and a hat is also strongly recommended, as there is no shade on the course.
Apply insect repellent before coming to Byxbee park
Mosquito season has arrived again in the Baylands, and last week, we had several reports of people being bitten. We will have some insect repellent available in our kit bag next week, but we do encourage you to apply your preferred repellent before you arrive at parkrun.
To find out more about Mosquitoes in our area, head to Santa Clara County Vector Control.
Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke
There are currently multiple wildfires burning in Northern California that may affect Air Quality in the Bay Area. Should the AQI (Air Quality Index) reach a level greater than 150 (unhealthy to be outdoors) we will call off parkrun. We try to do this with as much notice as possible, so please make sure you have connected to one of our Social Media channels for the latest updates.
You can check the AQI for Palo Alto anytime at the AirNow website.
And finally, as we witness the Delta variant of COVID-19 spread through our community and local cases rising, we remind you to get vaccinated if you are able and to encourage your friends and family to do so as well. It's free for every Californian resident 12 and over. Free covid-19 testing is also available throughout the Bay Area - check with your local county for locations near you.
The latest information on COVID-19 measures in California can be found here: https://covid19.ca.gov/
We also ask that you review the parkrun COVID-19 framework below, and consider wearing a mask before and after running to help protect our volunteers and any unvaccinated children under 12 who may be present.
See you on Saturday!