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Read more › News - 13th October 2021

Five things we love about the return of parkrun

With restrictions easing, parkrun is making a gradual return across South Africa. Saturday morning events are now back in 65 locations, with the remaining able to restart from Saturday 30 October.   Here are five things we love about the return of parkrun (in no particular order!)       1. Getting communties back together    parkrun is, at its…

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Read more › News - 29th September 2021

The parkrun Ambassador Programme

Volunteer ambassadors play a massive role in helping support parkrun’s mission to create a healthier and happier planet.   We sat down with Jaz Bangerh, Head of HR and Volunteer Management, to find out more about the parkrun Ambassador Programme.    What is the Ambassador Programme?   The parkrun Ambassador Programme was originally created in the…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2021

How to volunteer at parkrun

parkruns are community events delivered every weekend by volunteers. Anyone and everyone can be a volunteer. You need no prior experience and you can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while.   All the roles are explained to you on the day, it’s super easy, fun and rewarding. Plus you get to feel a part…

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Read more › News - 16th September 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…