Parkrun welcomes all for upcoming costumed fun run
GRAHAM Andrews Parkrun is embracing a fun theme this week, to encourage more locals to get involved and active.
With their upcoming run to be held on February 22 - or two-two - the volunteers behind the weekly 5km fun run are donning tutus with their running gear, and are asking both their regular parkrunners and volunteers to join them in costume.
"This is only the second time we have held a themed run," organiser Davida Melksham said.
"And this week felt like the perfect time to do it, considering the date was the 22nd, or two-two.
"It is all in good fun, and it something that won't inhibit even our most serious runners, so we are really looking forward to seeing everyone in their costumes."
Ms Melksham and her team of volunteers are advocates for an inclusive parkrun, and are working to get anyone and everyone involved in their own way.
She said they don't even have to run; there is always a need for volunteers to take on a small role, or simply cheer on their friends and family at the finish line.
"The most important thing about parkrun is getting out and being active," she said.
"We have beginners, families with kids, and some serious runners who are involved, and they can do what works for them.
"Some people only do one lap of the course, and that is more than okay - it is not a competition, and the only time you are up against is your own.
"We even have some kids on the sideline, and even those who aren't up to the full 5km are welcome to come down and support our runners."
Graham Andrews Parkrun is held every Saturday, at 7am in Graham Andrews Park, Charleville.