Important – Volunteers Needed

Bradford parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, 5km run in Lister Park. The event is run by volunteers, without them there would be no parkrun.

Our volunteers are required for no longer than one and a half hours on a Saturday morning. There are many roles to choose from which are all very easy to carry out and full training is given on the day.

Our volunteers wear hivis jackets so that you can easily find them if needed. We ask you to arrive at the finish for 08:30 on the morning of the run where you will be briefed and handed one of the jackets.


This image on the shows how many registrations there have been at Bradford parkrun, how many runs completed, and how many people have volunteered.

This is visible to everyone on the parkrun wiki. You can see that 11,557 people have registered at Bradford parkrun since it began back in April 2010, 10,521 of those have participated in a parkrun event that we have held and only 988 of those have ever volunteered.

I send out the volunteer roster to those who have opted into receiving it through email on a Sunday evening, this allows you to see what roles are needed for the next Bradford parkrun and easily email the role you would like to do. You can opt into the email by following these simple steps:

1 - Click on ‘volunteer opt-in’ on the top right corner of the email version of your weekly newsletter.
2 - Choose the events you’d like to hear from on the drop-down menu.
3 - Click opt-in after each of those.
4 - Click "save opt-in events list".

Without our required 20 volunteers our events can't go ahead. If everyone volunteered at parkrun 3 times a year there would be plenty of volunteers to go ahead every week. Please email me at after looking at the volunteer roster here.

Future Weeks:

17 vacant volunteer slots on 4th March
18 vacant volunteer slots on 11th March
Saltaire Striders club takeover on 18th March
18 vacant volunteer slots on 25th March
If you can help on any of these weeks or another week, please email email me on the above email.

*Please remember that no volunteers means no parkrun. Please volunteer in the next few weeks if you have not volunteered before, its fun, easy and everyone appreciates it.*

Jack Smith-Eccles
Volunteer Coordinator