Three Rivers District Council and parkrun are working together to establish a Saturday parkrun event at Leavesden Country Park and are now looking for local people to come forward as volunteers to help support the event.
Parkrun is a collection of free, weekly, 5km timed runs and takes place every Saturday mornings at 9am.
It is open to all, is free and is a safe and easy way to take part in sport and physical activity.
Each of those events is hosted by a dedicated team of volunteers and it is this team of event and run directors that the council and parkrun are now recruiting for.
Ruth Kent, a volunteer parkrun ambassador, said: “We know our juniors enjoy their 2k in the fabulous Leavesden Country Park and we’d now like to start a 5k parkrun so we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to be part of the core team to get this event off the ground.
“None of the tasks are too stressful. You could be marshalling the route, organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes but you will never be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with and you do not need to commit to volunteering every week.”
“If this sounds interesting and you’d like to join us in creating a healthier and happier planet then please contact us to find out more.”
Cllr Chris Lloyd, Three Rivers District Council lead member for leisure, said: “I’m incredibly passionate about parkrun and the benefits it brings to individuals and local communities in terms of health and wellbeing. You don’t have to be a runner to take part or volunteer so I would encourage everyone to get in touch and help support this great event. I did my first parkrun at South Oxhey. I have made new friends by running and volunteering.”