November 8, 2022
St John’s Lutheran School in Kingaroy took over the weekly Wondai parkrun on Saturday morning.
Event director Ros Heit said it was “just a bit of fun” for one day but it gave the students another opportunity to get involved in the community as volunteers, and learn more about parkrun.
About 20 St John’s volunteers – students, parents and teachers – ran the event, the 269th parkrun held at Wondai.
Usually, just five volunteers do all the hard work.
Student Ava Stevens was Run Director, in charge of the 83 runners and walkers.
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning for all,” Ros said.
She said it was also great to see lots of people coming along for a walk, following last month’s special promotion of “parkwalk”.
“The month of October was dedicated to parkwalkers, encouraging more participants to enjoy walking at parkrun and reducing the concern of many that you have to run to enjoy parkrun,” Ros said.
She said newcomers were always welcome to join the three parkruns in the region – at Wondai, Nanango and Proston – at 7:00am every Saturday.
- External link: parkrun website
[Photos: Ros Heit]