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Mansfield, OH parkrun is CANCELED through at least the end of March.
Yesterday afternoon we were notified that all parkrun events in the USA have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage events are canceled up to the end of March. A full statement on parkrun's approach to this situation is now linked prominently at our website http://parkrun.us/mansfieldoh
We will miss seeing you in person on coming Saturdays, but we all know that right now it is critically important that we all take every possible precaution to ensure the continued good health of ourselves and others.
Stay safe, everyone! Love and (virtual) hugs, your Mansfield, OH parkrun team
The following information was posted to the US parkrun Facebook page this afternoon. All of the US parkruns are canceled through the end of March. We will continue to make updates as we receive them here and on the Mansfield, OH Facebook page.
We are updating this page daily and acting where necessary on advice from the World Health Organisation, national governments and medical professionals.
For further information relating to the COVID-19 infection please see the World Health Organisation’s published FAQs
The current situation for parkrun events around the world is detailed below.
*** UPDATE - 19.50 GMT Thursday 12 March 2020 ***
Cancelled up to the end of March:
Chief Operating Officer
The Valentine's Day celebration is on hold due to the building floor being refinished.
NO COFFEE & TREATS THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15th AT THE PARK PAVILION BUILDING AFTER parkrun!
JOIN US AFTER WE FINISH parkrun DOWNTOWN AT RELAX IT'S JUST COFFEE ON MAIN STREET. WE'LL ENJOY SOMETHING WARM TO DRINK & GREAT COMMUNITY.
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER/TEMPERATURE & DRESS ACCORDINGLY
BRIEFING: 8:50AM - IN PARK PAVILION BUIDLING
START: 9:00AM - B&O TRAIL AT NORTH LAKE PARK
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Nice change this Saturday from last week's ice water run - as Lisa said: ice water from above and ice water from below!
Thanks to Amanda for stepping up as our newest Run Director. Unaccustomed as she is at public speaking;) she totally rocked it!
This week we had 6 first timers. Welcome!
In 3 weeks (2/15/20), we will celebrate Valentines Day with coffee at the Park. This will also be Reagan's 7th birthday. Hope you can all make to celebrate!
I think we all felt disappointed with the uncooperative weather on our 3rd anniversary last week, so we are discussing a "3 1/2"
celebration in the summer! More on dates/plans later.
We are watching the weather closely and will make a decision to go forward or not in the morning. Any cancellations will be posted both here and on Mansfield OH parkrun facebook page.
Please base any decision to attend on your local / neighborhood road conditions. Be wise and be safe. Weather forecasts can shift as we all know. So again, if we are on, please plan to join us based on your own neighborhood roads and experience. If the main roads are hazardous, we will definitely cancel. Please check back before heading out in the morning.
Please join us for a Halloween celebration! We will be meeting in the nice, warm building for the pre-event briefing at 8:50. Halloween costumes encouraged! Remember to bring your barcode! click the following link to order a barcode 'treat'
The run / walk will start on the trail at 9:00 AM. Please stay afterward to join us for coffee and snacks. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
DO YOU ENJOY DRESSING UP FOR HALLOWEEN? IF SO,
OCTOBER 26, 2019 WILL BE JUST WHAT YOU’LL BE INTERESTED IN. COME OUT TO RUN OR WALK parkrun IN YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME TO RING IN THAT HALLOWEEN SPIRIT.
WE’LL MEET FOR BRIEFING AT 8:50AM IN THE PARK PAVILION & THEN HEAD UP TO THE B&O TRAIL FOR START AT 9:00AM.
EVERYONE INVITED TO STAY AFTER TO ENJOY COFFEE, TEA, HOT CHOCOLATE; ALONG WITH SOME SPOOKY TREATS BACK AT THE PAVILION WHEN WE FINISH. HOPE YOU ALL CAN JOIN US!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL parkrunners/walkers:
Barcodes provide important information if you should be in need of assistance at a parkrun. Please keep your ICE (in case of emergency) and medical information info up to date
TO RECEIVE A RESULT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR BARCODE WITH YOU. NO BARCODE/NO RESULT.
---Barcodes are similar to timer chips. We use them to record your finisher position with your parkrun ID.
---If you have a barcode that cannot be read by our scanners then we will let you know. Laminating or using clear packing tape will keep the barcode waterproof and avoid spoiling in the rain or snow.
---Keep your barcode with you in a pocket, pinned to your shirt, or shorts, or shoe, in your wallet, on a keychain, etc.
to order one of the wristbands or other barcodes click the link
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
MansfieldOH parkrun will NOT be holding a Thanksgiving Day parkrun. If you are in town, consider join the longstanding Thanksgiving (not timed) 5 miler starting at the Mansfield Art Center at 8:00 AM.
We also will NOT be holding a NYD parkrun. Please join the NYD (untimed) run from the Art Center. Check the Mansfield Area YMCA running group facebook page for upcoming details.
You can check this link for USA parkruns on Thanksgiving and NYD