After weeks of puddle jumping and slick bridges, participants in the nineteenth edition of Third Creek Greenway parkrun had the pleasure of enjoying sunny skies and almost warm temperatures.
In total, 19 runners officially completed our nineteenth event. A few additional participants came out for their first parkrun on International Women’s Day just to see what parkrun is all about. They enjoyed the majority of the course and we hope to see them back in the future. Thanks to all of our regulars who spread the word about parkrun and introduced someone new to Knoxville’s parkrun. Five first timers joined us this weekend. If you’re new to parkrun or you want to bring a friend, family member or colleague encourage them register for a personalized barcode.
With the pleasant weather came great times! Jay Johns ran his first official parkrun with us and crossed the line as first finisher in 21:08. Shane Frank joined us for his second parkrun and bettered his personal best from last week by over a minute. In total, six individuals earned PBs this weekend. Congratulations to Sarah Hamilton, Karter Johns, Laura Johns, Zoey Johns, and Amelia Childers. It’s great to see so much improvement from all of our runners!
In honor of International Women’s Day, we had some special chalking on the course and a number of new women take part with friends. Thanks to Kassandra Galvin, Stefanie Garvin, and Lisa Campbell for joining us as newcomers on this special day. While we always celebrate all of our runners, it was nice to take time today to recognize our women parkrunners and the importance of sport in their lives.
A call for volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers and encourage you to try it out whether you are a parkrun veteran or newbie. All the volunteer roles at Third Creek Greenway parkrun are easy, fun, and don’t require a lengthy commitment. You’ll get a briefing about roles at 8:45am and be on site until the tail walker has crossed the line.
Parkrun also rewards those who volunteer 25 times with a unique purple running t-shirt. Excitingly this weekend our own Meredith Hale marked her 25th volunteering occasion with parkrun - a worthy recognition of her commitment to bringing parkrun to Knoxville and supporting participants each week! We can’t wait to see your new purple t-shirt on the greenway soon.
If you’re interested in volunteering at a future event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s parkrun
We are back next week! Don’t forget to register and don’t forget your barcode...
Since launching on October 26 2019, Third Creek Greenway parkrun has had 118 individual finishers and 27 individuals volunteering.