Greetings Carlisle parkrunners!!
As you are all aware the recent & ongoing success of our event is based completely on YOU our volunteers.
Over the next couple of weeks & months we are going to have a bit of recruitment drive to attract some more (new faces) volunteers to our ranks. This is largely so we are not reliant on the same volunteers sharing the roles week in week out.
One role we are looking at increasing participation in is the Run Director. The run Director is responsible on the day for the proceedings. The tasks involved on the Saturday are:
*Confirm that course is safe and hazard free, that can be either by helping in set up - confirming with the set up team it was fine - or simply by walking the park before the volunteers turn up.
*Make sure the volunteers all know their roles for the day. These are on the volunteer roster but we also double check everyone is up to speed with what they are doing.
*Deliver the run brief to the runners before the run starts.
*The RD is the first point of call should anything arise during the run, such as arguments, lost children, the need to call an ambulance, equipment failure etc... All these things are about as serious as the role gets but they are also very very infrequent events.
*Afterwards there is also results processing but this role is not essential as part of the RD role on the day as it can be done by another volunteer, however full training is given.
If you feel that you would like to become more involved with the team & would also like to train up as Run Director please do not hesitate to contact us via email, in person on Saturday mornings or via social media.
Thank you very Much