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Help get Mansfield event off to a running start

Volunteers are needed to help make a new Park Run event in Mansfield a success.

Mansfield District Council is working alongside its partners Nottinghamshire County Council, The Manor Academy and the Nottinghamshire County Council Councillors' Divisional Fund to hold a Park Run - a free, weekly, 5km, timed run at Manor Park on Kingsley Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, every Saturday at 9am from the end of September. The Manor Park event is only the second Park Run in Nottinghamshire.   

A group of four to 12 dedicated and willing volunteers are needed for about an hour and a half at each race to help with roles such as timing, registration, marshalling and dealing with runners' enquiries. Volunteers would not necessarily need to commit to being available every week, although they will be asked to attend some free training provided on the evening of Monday 17 September.

The runs are suitable for everyone of all ages and abilities, including competitive runners wanting to use it as part of their training, casual runners who want a more structured and social run, or complete beginners who want to improve their health and physical activity levels.

All runners must register online before their first run and print a barcode which they take with them every week. This is used to record their finishing position and time.

Results are emailed post run and will be posted on the website with historical results and statistics including age group records and age-graded performances.

For more information on Park Run visit www.parkrun.com To register your interest in volunteering, please contact Martin Cook Sports Facilitator at Mansfield District Council at mcook@mansfield.gov.uk or 01623 463026.

Published 15 August 2012

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