Waverley Borough Council

Event Management Team with Cranleigh Parkrun

Opportunity to support the event management team for the upcoming Cranleigh Parkrun.

Parkrun is a national initiative with 243 locations across the UK. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, taking place each Saturday morning at 9am. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

A new Parkrun is currently being established in Cranleigh, with support already offered through the leisure centre, parish council, Waverley Borough Council and local land owners.

In order for the event to be a continued success we are looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of the event management team, which can be on a flexible or permanent basis (weekly, monthly, whenever you can assist). Local knowledge of the area is not a prerequisite however this opportunity does suit those from the local or nearby vicinity. Enthusiasm necessary. Volunteers are needed from 8.30am to 10am and can be briefed on the day.

Many positions are still currently available such as; Run Director, Marshalls, Volunteer Co-ordinator, pacers  so please express your interest soon by clicking on the 'application' link.

Mission Statement

Cranleigh parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Bruce McKenzie Memorial Field, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JL It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Cafeology, Cranleigh Leisure Centre - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


85% of the funds you donate will go towards improving your parkrun and the remaining 15% will be deposited in the parkrun "NEW EVENTS" fund. Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations.