So what do I need to do?
Firstly, you need to register on the parkrun website (https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/) and print out your unique barcode. You then need to find the nearest parkrun to you (https://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/). If you need help with any of the above, or require a guide to walk/jog/run with you, please let Kathryn know (Tel. 07795 263642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). There is also a VI parkrunners facebook group that you can join (https://www.facebook.com/groups/parkrun.for.people.living.with.sight.loss) to ask questions and find answers.
A couple of hours after you have finished your parkrun, you will receive a confirmation text and/or an email. Please forward this to Kathryn who will add your 5k to the collective distance. Remember that the time in which you complete the 5k is irrelevant, it is completing the 5k which is important.
You can also get your family and friends involved as well. If they don’t want to walk/jog/run they can volunteer (for a variety of different roles) because, like with goalball, parkrun isn’t possible without volunteers.
The Goalball UK staff team will be launching the campaign on Saturday 25th August at Concord parkrun in Sheffield – which is the nearest to the EIS. If you would like to come along and join us, picks up from Meadowhall Interchange at 8.30am can be arranged. Alternatively, go along to your nearest parkrun ………..and then again the week after, and the week after, and the week after!
If you have any questions whatsoever, contact Kathryn or Steve (Tel. 07706 286584 or email Steve.Cox@goalballuk.com) who are both parkrun ‘addicts’! Likewise Louise Simpson and Anthony O’Keefe (both from South Yorkshire Goalball Club), Phil Green (West Yorkshire Goalball Club), Andrea Logan (Glasgow Goalball Club) and the Payne family (from Derbyshire Ducks Goalball Club) are all regular parkrunners and will be able to offer you advice.