Skipton has a parkrun!
To participate in any parkrun you register here. Once you have done this (choosing your club name and your local event), you will be able to print out a barcode which is your personal identifier.
There are over 300 parkruns in the UK. All parkruns in England are at 9 am on Saturday mornings and are 5k and free. To run in a parkrun (anywhere) you just turn up on the start line (barcode in pocket!) with no need to tell the local organisers you are taking part. After you finish, you will be given a finish position token and you then present this and your printed out barcode to somebody with a scanner. A few hours later, all the results are up on the web and you will get an email telling you as well.
Full details about Skipton parkrun are here.
parkrun is organised by volunteers and being part of the community spirit is for those who are registered to help out whenever they can. Find out more about helping out at Skipton’s parkrun here. This includes an email address to which you can send a message. The Skipton event is typical of parkrun in that it doesn’t need many people marshalling etc. to get it to work but it does need a few each week.
The organising group and current and prospective participants post messages to the event’s Facebook page.
If anything above needs clarification, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The sun shone on Skipton’s first parkrun!
Thanks to Christine Buckley for the photos taken 07/09/2013