Joe Wicks and the BBC Children in Need team will be at Dundee's parkrun, Camperdown Park on Saturday 12th November. Girlguiding are encouraging us to join the 5km walk/run, and fundraise at the same time - money paid to the link below will be shared equally between Children in Need and Girlguiding.
Girls need to come along with a responsible adult who will walk/run with them - parkrun rules are that under 11s must be "within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice at all times". It will be up to adults to decide if those aged 11 or over can run alone. This is not a Girlguiding event, there is no Girlguiding paperwork to complete, and we will not be supervising girls.
If you want to take part with us, please do the following:
Register each participant (adults and children) for parkrun at the link below, and print out the parkrun barcode (or bring it on your phone). You will show this barcode once you have finished the walk/run. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
Let us know you are planning to take part, email email@example.com ** First 40 to contact us will receive a free Girlguiding Children in Need badge. **
Share the fundraising link around your friends and family https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/girlguidingdundee2022
Read about Camperdown's parkrun, including where the starting point is https://www.parkrun.org.uk/camperdown/course
Dress appropriately for the weather and the level of activity you are doing. The course can be muddy. Ideally wear your Girlguiding uniform top so we can see it.
Arrive in PLENTY OF TIME, as the park will be really busy - we'd recommend parking at the wildlife centre/zoo, or by Camperdown House, known as the "golfers car park". Or if you are early enough, park at the cinema.
Meet the Girlguiding Dundee team for a photo by our flag at 9.10am - and to pick up your free badge. We'll aim to have the flag at the What3Words location ///happy.times.feels but on the day this might have to move (see photos below) .
Normally, around 9.20am there is a "first timers briefing", where you'll hear some instructions about taking part. This might be different if the event is really busy.
9.28am line up along the path ready to start, and listen to any final announcements.
9.30am set off, enjoy the walk or run, and take it at your own pace, parkrun has a volunteer tailwalker whose role is to come last every week, they will wait for you, whatever your speed.
At the end of the 5km someone will record your time. Pass through the finishing funnel (taped off area), stay in order, and move along to take a finishing token. Go to one of the scanners with that token, and your parkrun barcode (if you have one). Hand over your token, and if you don't have parkrun barcode, just tell them.
That's it! Thank you again for taking part and fundraising for these good causes.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org