What a terrific sight to see so many parkrunners turn out! We have plenty of reunions, big smiles, and a glorious first outing since March 2020! Brad Slavens set a blistering pace with his 17:38. The Nilson family showed up in full force - dad Mark was joined on the course by 3 of his kids, including John our fastest junior, while mom Robin and daughter Anna stepped up wonderfully as volunteers. Was heart-warming to see frequent participants Shaun and Michelle Baker back in action. Margaret Taylor has not been idle these last few months - she was once again our first female, well done! Special thanks to our volunteers Parker, Sean, Sean's daughter, Robin, Anna, Zhanna, Lia and Dylan!
We are back! May 29nd, 2021 @ 8am
As parkrun events are beginning to open up around the globe, the Northside Beltline team are thrilled to announce that we've been given the go ahead to restart our weekly, free, timed 5k run/walk, with our first event scheduled for May 29nd, 2021 at 8am.
Nothing much has changed; same starting point, same beautiful course and through September we will be on our warm weather start time of 8am. Of course we do have to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines set out by parkrun:
- No one should attend a parkrun event if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: A high temperature (above 37.8°C), a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste.
- Where possible please maintain social distancing, with no unnecessary physical contact.
- Participants must be moved to the start line as close to the start time as possible to minimize the amount of time spent in close proximity to each other.
- Scanning of finish tokens and personal barcodes must be entirely contactless and at a distance, with participants holding their own position and personal barcodes, then depositing their position token in a receptacle after they have been scanned.
We can't wait to welcome you all back to the starting line and as always if you'd like to volunteer, please click on the VOLUNTEER link.
**parkrun cancelled due to COVID-19**
parkrun US have cancelled all events during March. Given the community event on April 4th that's using our course the earliest we will be back will be April 11th, but we'll keep you all informed as the situation develops. Stay safe, and can't wait to see you all again soon!
#24 We have our first t-shirt!!
Numbers continue to rise as Northside Beltline, this week we surpassed 40 for the first time without it being a special occasion. Welcome to parkrun first timers Nastassia (who also smashed it as the first female!), Dyess, Kate, Robin, Euan, Philip and Rosemary, as well as the tourists who were visiting us for the first time!
Extra special congratulations to John Nilson who became our first Northside Beltline runner to be awarded their t-shirt. John completed his tenth run with us on Saturday and therefore will get his free 10 t-shirt from parkrun. Under-18s need to complete 10 runs for their first t-shirt, adults you need 50 so it'll be a few more weeks before we have any home grown versions of those...