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Codes of Conduct

Participant Code of Conduct

We believe that almost everyone participating in parkrun, whether a runner, walker, volunteer or a spectator does so with passion, enthusiasm and the best of intentions.
Whilst every event is unique, we aim to ensure that everyone participating at a parkrun receives a positive experience.
We expect everyone to abide by the relevant codes

5k events

  • Pay attention to the pre-parkrun briefing
  • Respect everyone’s right to participate in their own way
  • Under 11s always within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian
  • One dog (on a short lead) per person (see dogs principle)
  • Be mindful of your local environment and other people
  • No scannable barcode, no time, no exception
  • Have fun, it’s only a walk, jog or run
  • Thank the amazing volunteers

junior 2k events

  • A parent or guardian accompanies under 11s to and from the event
  • For children aged 4 to 10
  • For children aged 4 to 14
  • Parents or guardians can take part too
  • Pay attention to the pre-parkrun briefing
  • Respect your local environment and other people
  • Let children walk, jog, hop, skip and run for fun!
  • No dogs allowed apart from assistance dogs
  • Only children to enter the finish funnel
  • No scannable barcode, no time, no exception
  • Thank the amazing volunteers

Complaints Procedure

However, sometimes things can and do go wrong and we believe it’s important to have a defined complaints procedure to follow when that happens. Our aim is to deal with complaints in a manner which is consistent, constructive, fair and timely.

Our complaints procedure can be found here.

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