Posted: Today at 15:47
they have recently stopped given out jackets for reaching the 100 mark.
100 mark is tee shirts. The jackets were for those people that have run over 100 different parkrun venues. They have indeed stopped doing this.
As Peter said, the jacket & t-shirt was for 100 runs, not 100 venues, but now t-shirt only unless you get to 100 in the next week or so.
As for prizes, my local one has a shield for annual winners of men's & women's points competitions, but I think they were donated by a regular years ago rather than anything from parkrun central.
I get the feeling they're happy for a huge degree of autonomy to develop and for each parkrun to maintain its own character, whether it be shambolic, tightly run or somewhere in between.
It's true there are some tightly run and others more shambolic, but woebetide any event director who dares to enter a few results for finishers without barcodes...