Jamaica Pond parkrun 1st Birthday Party Run

Come to our 1st Birthday Party! Everyone is welcome! Jamaica Pond parkrun is celebrating hosting a parkrun every single Saturday for an entire year. Over 3900 runners, walkers and strollers have crossed the finish line - that's more than 7500 laps around the Pond so far. 📣 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 📣
Jamaica Pond parkrun's 1st birthday will be officially proclaimed as "Jamaica Pond parkrun Day" by a surprise Special Guest!

Glassy Pre-dawn Pond

like glass at the pond before sunrise #morningrun #jamaicaplain http://t.co/noCMa2Prpt pic.twitter.com/6CUMBweshA— Sally Cohen (@sallymcohen) June 30, 2015

Sally Cohen captured this Pond moment on her morning run Tuesday. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News

Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr

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Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk

Join Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square Task Force on Saturday, June 6 for our annual Neighborhood 5K Fundraiser! Participants of all levels and experience are encouraged to take part in this fun and welcoming event created to promote healthy living and youth-led community development. Runners will be introduced to Boston's Latin Quarter in Jamaica Plain through one of three routes, all designed to showcase landmarks where HSTF youth have successfully implemented neighborhood-improvement projects. All participants are invited to our Finish Line Festival where they will receive a t-shirt, goody bag, food, and live entertainment from HSTF youth. For more information and to register, please visit the HSTF Web site.

Sedgwick SLOG Group Photo

56 Runners Participate in Fifth Annual Sedgwick SLOG by Vee Vee

The Fifth Annual Sedgwick SLOG, a team running relay race and neighborhood block party organized by the residents of Sedgwick Street, was held on Saturday, September 13. City Councilor Matt O’Malley (who, in addition to being JP’s elected representative, is also a Boston Marathon veteran and general running enthusiast) kicked off the race, together with a police escort from the E-13 precinct. 56 runners took part in the race, each running a three mile loop down Centre Street and around Jamaica Pond. Not only did the winning team of Stefan Lanfer, Sabra Brown, Jeremy Fischer, Carly Grant finish the 12 mile race in an impressive 1 hour, 27 minutes and 10 seconds, it also included JP’s famous joggler, Jeremy Fischer, who juggled during his entire three mile run without dropping a ball. 30 kids ran in the kids race and lego building relay event, and 40 spectators cheered on the teams. The race was sponsored by Vee Vee restaurant on Centre Street.