Love to Run? Tolson Junior Parkrun Starts 17th April

We are very excited to confirm that the Tolson junior parkrun will be starting on 17th April.

It is a free 2km timed run around Ravensknowle Park for children aged 4-14 every Sunday morning at 9am. If you are not a parkrunner already you just need to register your child at once at, and this generates a parkrun number and barcode that they bring to each run.

Everyone sets off together after the briefing and warm-up and it is great fun for all abilities. Children can run with or without parents as the course will be fully marshalled, and the Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle will be on hand to serve refreshments before and after each event. Times are recorded and notified to you by text or email and there rewards for competing 11 (half- marathon), 21 (marathon) and 50 (Ultra-marathon) runs.

We of course need lots of volunteers each week to marshal the course and collect the results. All the roles are straight forward and enjoyable, and take about 20 minutes during the run – just turn up and do your bit! Marshalls help ensure everyone has a happy and safe event. Anyone able to volunteer should register with parkrun(same process as runners) and join Facebook group If you are not on Facebook email

The parkrun is supported by Jog Kirklees, Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle, and parkrun UK. We look forward to seeing you there!

Louise Galvin

Event Director, Tolson junior parkrun

Also, we are happy for older children to be involved as volunteers (younger ones too if supervised!) It can help towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award. All run directors are DBS checked and we have a parkrun Safeguarding policy.