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!
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...
What a turnout, our best yet! We were excited to welcome so many tourists this week both from abroad and more unusually from within the US- we had representatives from at least 4 other US parkruns: Jamaica Pond, Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation, Rock Creek Trail and Depot Park, it was great to meet you all!
Plenty of parkrunners were in town for the US Olympic Marathon Trials and enjoyed watching those after our event. Parkrun volunteer Gary even got in his second volunteer job of the day volunteering at the trials too, go Gary!
Welcome to those who did their first ever parkrun with us and congratulations to those who ran a PB: Wilson, Emily, Whitney, Lindsay, Charlotte and Hannes.
A chilly but sunny day didn't put off our parkrunners this week. 28 finishers ran and walked our 5k course. Well done to Elizabeth Neilson who not only got a personal best, she came in as our fastest female, despite being under 15! Congrats too to Emily Weigel, Olga Pol and David Reesman on their PBs too.
Did you know that we run a special first timer's briefing at parkrun for those who haven't been before? Everyone is welcome and this week our first timers ranged from the overall fastest runner to walkers who joined our tailwalking team!