The Labuschagne family (Johan, Tania and Tihan) started their volunteering journey during 2015 – Tihan was only 5 years of age at the time.
Johan is a regular Run Director while his wife Tania frequently helps as Timekeeper or Marshal. Tihan is a regular Marshal and also helps with token sorting as well as pre- and post-event closedown.
When Johan’s parents moved to Mossel Bay in 2018, his dad Johan Snr, mother, Sue and sister Lelani also started to volunteer. Johan Snr takes the most awesome photos with his “paparazzi” camera while Sue and Lelani assist where-ever they are needed – mostly in the funnel. The Labuschagne family together have now volunteered on 207 occasions and between them completed 387 parkruns. Tihan achieved his 100th milestone on 9 November and is the youngest participant at our parkrun who has done so.
We value the three generations of “Lappies” for their support. They are a good example of parkrun being for all ages, whether you run, walk or volunteer. They make a family outing of every parkrun Saturday which normally ends with a PB (parkrun breakfast).
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parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal. Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement. Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…