Swansea Prom junior parkrun is cancelled on 29/05/22 – Triathlon road closures, no access to our course

Swansea Schools junior parkrun takeover!

Swansea Schools junior parkrun takeover

The Swansea Prom junior parkrun Event Team are looking for schools in Swansea to join in and host a junior parkrun "takeover"!

If your school is interested in taking part in a “takeover” on a Sunday morning please contact swanseapromjuniors@parkrun.com

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How would it work?

We would love your school to bring a class or year group at a time one Sunday morning to “takeover” the that junior parkrun event.

The school would bring along some adult volunteers (parents, carers, teachers, etc.) to help marshal the event. Don’t worry though, our usual event team would be there too support you, so you won’t be out on your own!

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Runners and volunteers would need a barcode and should register with parkrun if not already (only ever need to do so once) and runners need to bring a PRINTED copy of their barcode on the day. You can register here - www.parkrun.org/register

Registering allows us to populate the event roster with volunteers and runners get their times when they finish!

Schools could have their junior runners wearing their PE kit or school colours to run in and would make a great photo opportunity after the parkrun.

After the event, we would love the pupils to write a Run Report and include any pictures or videos for us to share with the junior parkrun community and on our social media channels!

If you are a teacher, parent or pupil and think that it would be a great thing for your school to get involved with then get in touch and we can discuss in more detail

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘your junior parkrun’ soon!!!!

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Milestone Wristbands, Awards and Certificates 

parkrun values participation at both 5k and 2k events and recognises the achievements of all participants, whether they are walkers, joggers, runners or volunteers, by welcoming them into various milestone clubs.

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Wristbands can be awarded to junior parkrunners when they achieve the following milestones:

  • Half Marathon Club (anyone who completes 11 junior parkruns)
  • Marathon Club (anyone who completes 21 junior parkruns)
  • Ultra Marathon club (anyone who completes 50 junior parkruns)
  • 100 Club (anyone who completes 100 junior parkruns)

At our junior events, wristbands are used to recognise achieving the first three milestone clubs. These are handed out by the Run Director during the pre-event briefing.

We rely on you to tell us when your child will be there to collect their wristband. So to do this, please can we ask you to do the following:

  • Once your child has achieved a milestone (11, 21 or 50 runs), please email swanseaprom-juniors@parkrun.com during the week before the next event they plan to attend - by the Friday night at the latest please.
  • This can only happen after your child has achieved the milestone, not before.
  • In the email please tell us the child's name, number of runs achieved and parkrun ID.
  • We will respond acknowledging your email and will add your child's name to the list to be read out that coming Sunday.
  • At the event, we will only read out the names of those children that we have received an email about; we cannot give out 'ad hoc' wristbands on the day.
  • If it turns out you are not able to come that Sunday, no problem - please email us again the Friday before your child's next intended event with us.

You can also print off a certificate to commemorate your child's milestone achievement? Just go to their parkrun profile (use the orange link "manage my profile" included in any results email), click on 'club progress' and then go to 'download/print off certificate' - fantastic for taking their wristband to 'show and tell' at school!

Please contact us if you have any queries at all on this process.
The Event Team, Swansea Prom junior parkrun

email:         swanseaprom-juniors@parkrun.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/swanseapromjuniorparkrun/
Twitter:        https://twitter.com/SwanseaPromjnr
Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/swanseapromjuniorparkrun/

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

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We have a lot of the core team away on holidays this week, and we still need another 9 volunteers to help out on Sunday morning.
If you can spare 45-60 mins this Sunday that would be amazing.
We need a minimum of 18 volunteers to make Swansea Prom junior parkrun happen each week and we have various roles available.
Let us know if there's a particular role you want to marshal at.
If you are able to help-out, please comment below with your barcode number if possible, or drop us an email at: swanseapromjuniors@parkrun.com
** New Volunteers to junior park run **
We are always looking for new volunteers and if you would like to help out on a Sunday morning for an hour, then you’ll need to register with park run if you don’t already have a barcode.
Follow link here to register >>> www.parkrun.org.uk/register
Look forward to seeing you on Sunday ☺️
 

24 hours to go !!!

Guidance for a return to junior parkrun at Swansea Prom - 11th July 2021

  • We have moved the start/finish area away from the Secret Beach Bar & Café and we will now meet next to the Swansea Jack memorial on the grass area off the prom. Look out for volunteers in hi-viz.
  • This will also be our run brief and warm up area, which will take place 5 minutes before the 9am start.
  • Parents/carers and supporters will not be allowed in this area, but they will have many opportunities to see their children run along the foreshore prom from the grass area running parallel to the prom.
  • The main run course remains the same; 2 laps of the foreshore prom. Marshalls will be on hand to direct first time runners.
  • Please note, that junior parkrun events will temporarily be reopening for 4 to 10 year olds only

Finish area

  • At the end of the 2 laps, juniors runners will come in to the finish funnel area and will be handed a finish token. The token will be placed into their hand.
    They will then be directed to a scanning station to have their barcodes scanned. They will then leave the area via the exit between the scanning stations.
    A marshal will be on hand to direct children back to parents/carers.
  • Any adults running with their children must not cross the finish line. As you approach the finish line, adults will be directed to run past the finish funnel and meet their child at the pick-up area after scanning. This is really important as it’s dangerous having adults in the finish funnel and makes timing a real issue.
  • If your child is running for the first time, please explain to them that they get to finish on their own. Remind them to stay in the order they finish until they get their finish token handed to them - this ensures their position and time is accurate.

 

Scanning

  • No barcode,  no result, no exceptions - DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE
  • To reduce physical contact, all junior runners will be asked to hold out their barcode and finish token in the palm of their hand ready for scanning.
  • We will have more volunteer scanners than normal to help reduce a gathering of parkrunners. Please listen to the funnel manager who will direct you to a scanning station.
  • Finish tokens to be placed directly into a container after scanning. Please don’t take them away with you.

 

Additional Information

With the COVID social distancing rules in place in Wales we do ask that parents/carers  observe social distancing, before, during and after the event.
By attending Swansea Prom junior parkrun you declare that you have not had in the last 2 weeks:

  • a new, continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms or has tested positive
  • are subject to any requirements to quarantine eg return from abroad

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Important info for everyone attending as a volunteer or as a participant.

By attending Swansea Prom juniors parkrun as a volunteer, a participant / runner or as a parent/carer, you declare that you have not had in the last 2 weeks:

 

  • a high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms or has tested positive
  • are subject to any requirements to quarantine eg return from abroad

We ask that Welsh Government guidelines are to be followed at all times
We ask that social distancing is to take place at all times

 

More information can be found here >> https://gov.wales/check-your-symptoms-see-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help

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