Holiday parkruns – there will be an extra parkrun on 01/01/2020!

Hi Himmel parkrunners!

All around the world, parkrunners celebrate their holidays together with - you guessed it - an extra 5k! Here in the USA, our options for extra events include Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day. Thanks to all of you that filled in our survey about your holiday plans to run a 5k (or not!). After reviewing replies, the parkrun event team has decided on a NO for Thanksgiving, but a YES for New Year's Day 2020.

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners will be hosting their annual Cross Country Classic on Thanksgiving day, which is an excellent way to get in your pre-turkey 5k! I think many of us at parkrun already have plans to attend - you can learn more, or sign up,
here. Also, if you are interested in forming a parkrun team for the Cross Country Classic, please email us at

And, of course, SAR will be looking for volunteers on the day, if you'd like to try your hand at signing up for something completely different! We will shortly be posting information about how to sign up, so watch this space.

Please note....though we will not have a Thanksgiving Day event on 28 November, we will be here as usual on SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER at our regularly scheduled time of 8:00AM.

But back to our survey...we had an overwhelming YES response to holding a parkrun on New Year's Day, that's WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 2020, at a special time of 9:00AM. So, we look forward to celebrating New Year with you all! Also, that gives plenty of time for those of you who would like to run or volunteer with our friends at Run Tucson to join the Hair of the Dog 8k race, which takes place at 11:15AM on New Year's Day. More information can be found on their website, here.

Happy holidays all, and happy parkrunning!