New Holyrood parkrun seeks volunteers

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The University is supporting a new parkrun based in Holyrood Park.

The parkrun events are free, weekly 5k runs that encourage runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities to get involved.

The Edinburgh cityscape, including the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle, seen from Arthur's Seat on a sunny summer's day, with Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park in the foreground.

Edinburgh currently has three parkruns each Saturday morning at Cramond, Portobello and Heriot-Watt. The new Holyrood event – due to begin in April – will improve access for those based close to the city centre, including many University staff and students.

The University is funding the start-up costs of the new event in order to ensure improved access for its staff and students, as well as the local community.

However, in order for these events to be a success, organisers are looking for volunteers. These volunteers would help on the day, for example as a timekeeper, marshall or barcode scanner. Volunteers aren’t required each week, and no previous experience is necessary.

For more information please see Volunteer Edinburgh.

Find out more about parkruns.

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