The one with the volunteers from far away… Run report #09

What activities do you do with your family to keep them occupied when they’re in town for the holidays? Why you sign them up to parkrun of course.

Your regular report writer Joe has his mom, dad and sister visiting for the week so naturally they were awoken early in the dark on Saturday morning to take part in their first parkrun. 

Mom and dad took on volunteering roles while sister, Alex, was one of thirteen finishers along the Greenway for the last parkrun before Christmas.


Both volunteers and runners were feeling festive!


It was an excellent day for personal records - over half our participants setting a new course best! Congratulations guys - keep up the great work. A special shout out to Nancy for her third PR in a row - knocking over four minutes off since her first parkrun!

And we were joined by Martin, Anja and Kirk taking part in their first parkruns - welcome!

We need your help...

We are on the lookout for volunteers for the December 28th, January 4th and January 11th events as a number of the core team are away. Volunteer roles at Third Creek Greenway parkrun are easy, fun, need no prior experience and don’t require a lengthy commitment.

For December 28th we’re looking for someone to distribute finish tokens.

For January 4th we’re looking for someone to barcode scan. If you’re one of our faster finishers you could do this after running. 

On January 11th we’re after a timekeeper, barcode scanner, finish tokens distributor, and a tail walker.

If you can help out please email us at

Next week - it’s the last parkrun of 2019!

Don’t forget to register and don’t forget your barcode...

See you then!

Since launching on October 26 2019, Third Creek Greenway parkrun has had 86 individual finishers and had 20 individuals volunteering.