Junior parkrun Aberdeen

by ktgreig in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Junior parkrun Aberdeen
We did it
On 19th April 2017 we successfully raised £4,020 with 69 supporters in 34 days

To establish a Junior parkrun in Aberdeen. Weekly 2km timed run for children aged between 4 & 14. Volunteer run & FREE for all abilities

by ktgreig in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will use any additional money raised to purchase a PA system, a first aid kit and some all weather clipboards along with any other incidentals

We are looking to establish a Junior parkrun in Aberdeen.  Junior parkrun is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14 managed entirely by volunteers. They are open to all abilities providing a free-to-attend opportunity to engage with physical activity in a supportive environment.  You can find out more information here:  http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/

We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of children by increasing physical activity and social engagement.  Junior parkrun is also about encouraging parents (and carers) to be active and participate with their children. It will encourage them to get outdoors on a regular basis and get fit as a family. By establishing a Junior parkrun we are hoping to help more young people in Aberdeen/shire get active.  This is a FREE event so is very inclusive and will help develop their confidence, abilities and talents.

There are currently 150 Junior parkruns in the UK and we would love for Aberdeen to be next! We have a core team of willing volunteers in place but we need your help!  We need to raise the £3,000 start-up fee for establishing this event. This is a one-off cost that covers all the equipment needed for the parkrun including a laptop, the training of the volunteers, the design and setup of the website and a buy-in to the IT system, back office, welfare and other facilities and parkrun commit to supporting every event indefinitely from then on. We have been very lucky to receive generous donations from a number of local running groups but we still need £2450 to reach our goal.

If you would like to be involved in the set up of this event or to volunteer once up and running, please get in touch!

THANK YOU in advance for your generous donation, we really appreciate all contributions and we are so excited to get this project up and running (no pun intended)

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