Roosevelt Island parkrun

Roosevelt Island parkrun Roosevelt Island parkrun is a free, weekly, volunteer-led, timed 5 km run Saturdays from August 27th on Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington DC.
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your free community weekly 5K run/jog/walk held every Saturday at 9am.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in Saturday's virtual parkrun! And, especially to one new Roosevelt Island par...
06/03/2020

Congratulations to everyone who took part in Saturday's virtual parkrun! And, especially to one new Roosevelt Island parkrunner, who is only 4 weeks old...welcome to our family!

"We crossed America and we found ... kittens!!" This week's results and report are now live.

As if virtually parkrunning together across America wasn't warm and fuzzy enough, this week we bring you not one but *two* tales of kittens who found a new forever home during a virtual parkrun. We couldn't make this up!

REPORT: bit.ly/2XP656i
RESULTS: bit.ly/2TUzk6L
HOW IT WORKS: bit.ly/cpvirtualparkrun

Thanks to a record crowd of 232 participants we crossed America with miles to spare. And we met a new baby. AND this week's results include new HIGH FIVE badges, for folks who have completed 5 virtual parkruns.

Update! We’re so close to RI! Any more miles to log?
05/30/2020

Update! We’re so close to RI! Any more miles to log?

8:00pm UPDATE: YOU DID IT!!! See another post coming ...
6:30pm UPDATE: 840+ miles done! We're circling DC, folks. Visiting our friends from Roosevelt Island parkrun who contributed a lot of miles today. Home stretch!
4:30pm UPDATE: 740 miles done, y'all. We crossed into Maryland. 🦀🦀 Now making a beeline for Leakin Park parkrun in Baltimore. 140 miles to go!
3:00pm UPDATE: 625 miles done. We're crossing the lovely Laurel Highlands of central PA. 250 miles to go, folks!! 🏃🏼🏃‍♀️🐕
1:00pm UPDDATE: 410 miles done. Reaching our friends at Mansfield OH parkrun!

Tell us about your virtual parkrun here! Times and distances are great, but we're especially excited to see your smiling faces and hear about your stories. Who did you see? Got any cool nature near you? ... And here are some pictures of the different parkrun venues we're trying to visit along our virtual parkrun across America today (hint, they're in order). Have you visited any of them before?

Did you go for a run or walk today? Tell us all about it! (And log your miles for virtual parkrun!)
05/30/2020

Did you go for a run or walk today? Tell us all about it! (And log your miles for virtual parkrun!)

It's virtual parkrun day! Join us at 9 for a run briefing (https://umd.zoom.us/j/99211032270), 10:30 for virtual coffee ...
05/30/2020

It's virtual parkrun day! Join us at 9 for a run briefing (https://umd.zoom.us/j/99211032270), 10:30 for virtual coffee hour, and submit your results by 8pm (on FB or by e-mail to [email protected]). No distance is too long or too short, but we're hoping to help College Park parkrun finish their trip across the US today, including a lap of our beautiful Island.

☕️VIRTUAL COFFEE THREAD!! ☕️Did you go running or walking or birdwatching or sauntering today? Tell us about it (and log...
05/23/2020

☕️VIRTUAL COFFEE THREAD!! ☕️

Did you go running or walking or birdwatching or sauntering today? Tell us about it (and log your virtual “parkrun” for College Park parkrun’s attempt to run across the continent)! Doesn’t need to be a 5K, just the “right amount” for you.

🚨Attention! 🚨 It’s Friday and that means only one sleep until virtual parkrun with our dear friends at College Park park...
05/22/2020

🚨Attention! 🚨 It’s Friday and that means only one sleep until virtual parkrun with our dear friends at College Park parkrun. Just walk, run, or jog any distance on Saturday and log your results by email, Strava (join the College Park parkrun group), or post on either the College Park or Roosevelt Island Facebook coffee threads!

For info: bit.ly/cpvirtualparkrun

Can’t wait to hear about your adventures and be safe this weekend!

Virtual coffee time! Did you run or walk today? Tell us all about it!!
05/16/2020

Virtual coffee time! Did you run or walk today? Tell us all about it!!

In this weeks Washington Post, the article, My DC Dream Day includes a visit to “our” island ❤️❤️❤️
05/15/2020

In this weeks Washington Post, the article, My DC Dream Day includes a visit to “our” island ❤️❤️❤️

Hi parkrun friends! We’re still a long way from reopening our event, but I loved joining College Park parkrun’s virtual ...
05/15/2020

Hi parkrun friends! We’re still a long way from reopening our event, but I loved joining College Park parkrun’s virtual event last week. Let’s see how many Roosevelt Islanders can join in this week!

Just run or walk some distance before 8pm on Saturday and “submit” your results (see the link for info on how to do that). You can do it anywhere in the world or even on your treadmill. It’s that easy & fun. Can’t wait to hear all of your stories!

College Park Virtual parkrun #3 is coming up on Saturday, and the weather is looking fabulous! Last week, Rachel Unger, 37 weeks pregnant 🐣, "parkwaddled" to Vigilante Coffee Co. ☕️. and back with Jeff and Scooter in "about an hour and a half". They got the idea just right.

✅ Get active 🚶🏼‍♀️
✅ At your own time, pace, and place 🌎
✅ Support local businesses 🙏
✅ Share your story 📸
✅ Make your barkrunner happy 🐕

How it works: bit.ly/cpvirtualparkrun Around 200 community members near and far have taken part already, and it's so cool to see everybody sharing their stories. We're gradually refining the virtual volunteer roles: foraging for results, cheerleading, and storytelling are the big ones. And pledges to be part of the (tail)walking crew are always welcome.

Well, it’s parkrun o’clock again and we wish we were starting our run briefing RIGHT NOW!One thing we’ve really missed t...
04/11/2020

Well, it’s parkrun o’clock again and we wish we were starting our run briefing RIGHT NOW!

One thing we’ve really missed this year is seeing the Island burst to life after the winter. So, let’s see your best spring nature shots (of RI or anywhere else)!

How did you start with us? 📍 Did you join at a different parkrun and find us later? 👥 Were you dragged along by a friend...
03/28/2020

How did you start with us?

📍 Did you join at a different parkrun and find us later?

👥 Were you dragged along by a friend and now cannot fight the urge to run at 9am on a Saturday morning?

👕 Or can you just not resist a free t-shirt? (Once you’ve run 50 times…)

📣Tell us your Roosevelt Island parkrun story below! 📣

Hi Roosevelt Island!! Hope you’re all doing well and we miss you a ton. Who’s up for a weekend 5K challenge? Let us know...
03/20/2020

Hi Roosevelt Island!! Hope you’re all doing well and we miss you a ton.

Who’s up for a weekend 5K challenge? Let us know where you ran, walked, biked, skipped, or pogo-sticked this weekend (while observing good social distance practices)! And, if you used a parkrun course, don’t forget that you can log it as a freedom run on your parkrun profile.

Good morning, Roosevelt Island parkrun! We'll miss you today, but hope that you'll still go for a run or walk this morni...
03/14/2020

Good morning, Roosevelt Island parkrun! We'll miss you today, but hope that you'll still go for a run or walk this morning in our honor.

We'd love to hear all about it, too. So...let's pretend we're at East West Coffee, Nick's eating an almond croissant, and we're all chatting.... How was your notparkrun this morning?

After much discussion amongst the core team and within the DC parkrun community, we’ve made the decision to cancel this ...
03/12/2020

After much discussion amongst the core team and within the DC parkrun community, we’ve made the decision to cancel this Saturday’s parkrun out of an abundance of caution. We are very mindful of the fact that there are parkrunners, as well as people who our parkrunners live with or interact with regularly who are in groups that are particularly affected by the COVID-19 virus.

We WOULD like to urge you to go out and walk or run a 5K on Saturday morning at 9, even though there won’t be an RI parkrun. We’ll be hosting a virtual coffee thread on our page, so you can tell us all about it! And the good news is that it’s totally ok to forget to take your barcode.

Let’s all look after each other as we navigate the next few days and weeks.

Did you know that tomorrow is ED Nick's 50th parkrun? We cannot WAIT to celebrate this accomplishment and everything tha...
03/06/2020

Did you know that tomorrow is ED Nick's 50th parkrun? We cannot WAIT to celebrate this accomplishment and everything that he does for our parkrun!!! Wear your black and white or black & white stripes tomorrow in honor of his beloved Newcastle United Football Club! ⚽️

RI parkrun's February 29, 2020 run report just releaped https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/
03/01/2020
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RI parkrun's February 29, 2020 run report just releaped https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/

Tomorrow’s Roosevelt Island parkrun – February 15, 2020 Posted on February 14, 2020 by rooseveltislanddcoffice Ideal conditions for tomorrow's RI parkrun Conditions are perfect for tomorrow’s RI parkrun. Are you ready to join us? The island course has been inspected: Lago di Teddy has drained;...

RI parkrun #167 February 29, 2020
02/29/2020

RI parkrun #167 February 29, 2020

Just a few more from coffee!
02/23/2020

Just a few more from coffee!

RI parkrun #166 February 22, 2020
02/23/2020

RI parkrun #166 February 22, 2020

RI parkrun #165, February 15, 2020
02/15/2020

RI parkrun #165, February 15, 2020

Conditions are perfect for tomorrow’s RI parkrun.  Are you ready to join us?  The island course has been inspected: Lago...
02/14/2020

Conditions are perfect for tomorrow’s RI parkrun. Are you ready to join us? The island course has been inspected: Lago di Teddy has drained; the boardwalk is dry; the weather forecast says tomorrow morning will be sunny and cold. As a bonus the National Park Service has cleaned the portable toilet! So, wrap up warm for the island tomorrow – we will have hand warmers for those who need them (and the Run Director promises to keep the briefing short). We will be running/walking the normal parkrun course, but we are short of timer and finish token volunteers - sign up on http://bit.ly/ri_volunteer.

Have you seen this wonderful story from our friends at College Park parkrun? Congratulations, Rebecca, on your parkrun b...
02/12/2020

Have you seen this wonderful story from our friends at College Park parkrun? Congratulations, Rebecca, on your parkrun birthday! And, just as a reminder: EVERYONE is always welcome at RI parkrun, too - we don’t care how long it will take you or whether you’re still training to complete the full 5K. Your victories are amazing!

Rebecca's story "Karaoke, a 5K, and the Grand Canyon" is a powerful read. One year ago Rebecca got up the courage to come along to College Park parkrun. The first week she turned back after one mile. The next week she walked the whole 5K. Now she is a regular walker and volunteer. A supportive community can change lives.

https://www.parkrun.us/collegepark/news/2020/02/12/karaoke-a-5k-and-the-grand-canyon/

RI Run report – Event #164 – February 8, 2020 has been posted https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/
02/11/2020
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RI Run report – Event #164 – February 8, 2020 has been posted https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/

RI Run report – Event #162 – January 25, 2020 Posted on January 31, 2020 by rooseveltislanddcoffice We had expected that last week (18th January, event #161) would see Roosevelt Island parkrun’s 10,000th runner. Alas, freezing temperatures meant that we fell just 13 people short. This kicked t...

Photos from Frithjov Iversen (& others)
02/09/2020

Photos from Frithjov Iversen (& others)

Photos from Frithjov Iversen (& others)

Hi guys! We’re having some results problems this morning - it seems to be a national problem. We’ve uploaded what we hav...
02/08/2020

Hi guys! We’re having some results problems this morning - it seems to be a national problem. We’ve uploaded what we have, but are having problems making edits. More to come!

The 2019 Roosevelt Island parkrun year in figures - posted on https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/
01/24/2020
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The 2019 Roosevelt Island parkrun year in figures - posted on https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/

RI Run report – Event #160 – January 11, 2020 Posted on January 15, 2020 by rooseveltislanddcoffice Who will be the lucky winner? Do you like competitions? Well we have a big one coming up! Roosevelt Island parkrun has organized 160 parkruns since it was started and a total of 9,932 runs have be...

RI parkrun Run Report #161 for Jan 18 posted at https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/
01/20/2020
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RI parkrun Run Report #161 for Jan 18 posted at https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/

RI Run report – Event #160 – January 11, 2020 Posted on January 15, 2020 by rooseveltislanddcoffice Who will be the lucky winner? Do you like competitions? Well we have a big one coming up! Roosevelt Island parkrun has organized 160 parkruns since it was started and a total of 9,932 runs have be...

Roosevelt Island parkrun #161, Jan 18, 2020
01/19/2020

Roosevelt Island parkrun #161, Jan 18, 2020

RI Run report – Event #160 – January 11, 2020 just published.  https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/
01/15/2020
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RI Run report – Event #160 – January 11, 2020 just published. https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/news/

RI Run report – Event #160 – January 11, 2020 Posted on January 15, 2020 by rooseveltislanddcoffice Who will be the lucky winner? Do you like competitions? Well we have a big one coming up! Roosevelt Island parkrun has organized 160 parkruns since it was started and a total of 9,932 runs have be...

Warm winter day = large crowd!!!
01/12/2020

Warm winter day = large crowd!!!

Warm winter day = large crowd!!!

That wonderful feeling when you have completed your 5k!!!!!
01/11/2020

That wonderful feeling when you have completed your 5k!!!!!

Rounding the last turn to the finish line!  Thanks to everyone who staked out a spot at that turn to cheer your fellow p...
01/11/2020

Rounding the last turn to the finish line! Thanks to everyone who staked out a spot at that turn to cheer your fellow parkrunners and parkwalkers on to the finish!

We’ve got some fantastic friends out there!  Good work by all today!
01/11/2020

We’ve got some fantastic friends out there! Good work by all today!

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We were supposed to be there today, running your parkrun as part of my 50th birthday trip to Washington DC. We put on our barcode wristbands and ran round our respective gardens instead. One day we’ll come and run your route, until then keep well. From Jo [Horsham UK parkrun) and Maya Goodwin (Wanstead Flats, London UK parkrun).
Freedom running at Fletchers Cove. Tough headwind going out but felt good coming back. Car park reasonably busy but 1 mile down the trail it was quiet. What’s anyone else been up to on parkrunday?
Looking forward to meeting another US parkrun coreteam tomorrow! Bit nippy though 😀 feel like I’m back home in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Joyce Adams Nick Young does our run cancellation decision tree need updating?😂😂
Hi fellow park runners - looking for a steer here...I will be visiting in a couple of weeks and it looks like I’m spoiled for choice - is this the ‘must do’ event or would you recommend another that is particularly worth seeing TIA! 😀
Thank you for making myself and my Aunt so welcome yesterday!! Such a beautiful parkrun and despite the cold I’m glad I got to visit!!
Hoping to visit next weekend from London- what’s the best point to put into Uber for me to find the start?!
Thanks so much everyone for being such a welcoming little community. I’ve loved my time on the island! Hope to be back sometime to run with you again. And there’ll always be a welcome in London for any of you! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃 🏃‍♀️
Thankyou to all the volunteers at this incredibly beautiful parkrun for such a warm welcome and chat over coffee afterwards. Probably the friendliest parkrun I have participated in and that’s saying something
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making me and my fellow (& as it happens local) Brits feel very welcome. Your parkrun is certainly one of the prettiest that I've ran. Great meeting place afterwards too.
My husband and I did the run this morning. We are visiting from Brisbane in Australia and were so impressed with your parkrun! The location was great but it was also such a supportive run. Thank you and thank you to the lovely lady who walked us back to the city and gave us good directions and tips for our tourist day ahead! Allana
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