about San Francisco Parkrun.
We are flying to San Francisco today and I "was" intending to do the new San Francisco parkrun this coming Saturday. However - I am starting to get the feeling that US Parkruns are nothing like the ones we love in the UK and Australia. I am accustomed to quite large runs - even in my own local area , all the runs get about 200+ participants each week. I think that perhaps this is why they have become so popular - as opposed to specialist running clubs, parkruns are very inclusive - it is easy to hide in a large group! But looking at all of the 4 US parkruns results over the past few weeks , I can see very small numbers. Sanfrancisco had 22 at their inaugural run last week ( of which there were a largish number of Brits) - but on their second run yesterday they only had 12 runners - most of whom were young and fast. Two other of the parkruns had similar numbers .
I don't know what it is about the US that seems to make it so different from the UK and Australia when it comes to this - with only 4 parkruns across the entire continent and with such small numbers participating in these, something is not quite right?