Traditionally over the Christmas and New Year period parkrun's around the world are allowed to hold additional events on Christmas Day and New Years Day should they wish to. A list of planned festive parkruns is being put together gradually on the parkrun Christmas Compendium. This year Queen Elizabeth parkrun will be holding two special events.
1. Christmas Day. We have never run a parkrun on Christmas Day before but this year Dave ROBBINS has volunteered to be Run Director for a Christmas Day special event. Our Christmas day special will take place a bit later than normal at 10AM and is subject to us having enough volunteers to make the event viable. Please note that the café will not be open on Christmas Day.
2. New Years Day. The 1st January has been a traditional special parkrun day since we began. Once again we will be holding a New Year special parkrun at the later time of 10:30AM this means that those of you who wish to can take part in a New Year double with another parkrun in the area. Traditionally we team up with Havant parkrun who start at 9AM. We will confirm that this is the case nearer the time.
Please note these special parkruns are official and will count towards your run and volunteer tally's. On Christmas Day each runner can only record one run but on New Years Day you can record two. Christmas Day and New Years Day are on a Friday this year.
The regular Saturday parkrun events will still take place as usual at 9AM which means that parkruns will take place two days running giving you the opportunity to run five parkruns in eight days. We will obviously need lots of volunteers over the Christmas period so we would be grateful if you would consider volunteering for at least one of these events to ensure that we are not spread to thin. If you would like to help out at one of these events please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com
Festive parkrun dates and times:
Christmas Day - 10AM Start
Boxing Day - 9AM Start
New Years Day - 10:30AM Start
2nd January - 9AM Start