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We recently published our new global five year strategy that sets out the direction for the future.

Starting an event

The key to starting any parkrun is to find the right people to lead that event as local volunteers, to champion its benefits to their community and to slowly but surely build a strong volunteer team to deliver the event going forward. We will support those people and their team with help from parkrun staff, volunteer ambassadors and our well-established IT support system. However, it’s important to remember that each of our events must be driven by a core team of committed and passionate locally-based parkrun volunteers.

The time it takes to set up a parkrun event can vary significantly, and depends on the specific challenges of the location. Typically it takes around three to six months from start to finish but can take many years. We never rush a team to get started and always wait for them to feel ready, properly trained and confident that they’re fully prepared.

Finally, they must be ready for parkrun to change their lives! Starting an event is the most amazing journey.

Those interested in setting up a parkrun near them should submit their interest via