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Read more › News - 15th July 2021

I felt so normal

Jo Roberts discovered parkrun when graduating from a Couch to 5k programme. Missing parkrunning and volunteering over the past 16 months, she couldn’t wait to volunteer at her local junior parkrun when it returned in her hometown in England.   Here she tells us how it was just the taste of normality she needed.   My parkrun…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 8th July 2021

Celebrating Sue

In Australia, Clare Valley parkrun stalwart Sue recently celebrated a double milestone. Not only did Sue complete her 100th parkrun, it was her 100th time as a volunteer, too.   Every parkrun needs a Sue – someone who is always ready and willing to volunteer at the last minute, someone whose name is on the…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2021

Something for everyone

For Esther Stanier, volunteering at parkrun gave her back a sense of purpose, routine and a way to feel “useful”. Here she explains why, and recommends everyone gives it a go!   I am so proud to be part of the parkrun community, both as a parkrunner and a volunteer.   My first parkrun was August…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2016

A day in the life of… The finish token volunteer

A monthly segment on the various volunteer roles, we start with the volunteer(s) who diligently stands at the end of the run handing out the all-important finishing tokens.   The number token volunteer is one of the mandatory roles we need to stage an event.  This volunteer can’t both run and volunteer on the same…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 12th October 2016

volunteering at parkrun

parkrun would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers.    It takes at least eight people to make a parkrun event happen each Saturday, and depending on the nature of the course it may require a few more. Giving your time to parkrun benefits the lives of others and can help you…