Posted by Michael Crowe on Nov 25, 2019
The Parkrun five kilometre run or walk happens every Saturday morning at the Russell Clark Reserve.  Recently members of the Rotary Club of Port Fairy where up early to volunteer as officials for the day. Club member Hester Woodrup acted as race director and Tony Bawden, John Ellard and Michael Crowe manned the registration, stopwatches and finishing line. 
Parkrun is a world wide event that organises free weekly 5km timed runs. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to do. Parkrun has been going in Port Fairy for three years and has proved popular with locals and visitors alike.
The Club has also donated a sign for Parkrun that has been erected in the Russell Clark Reserve to help promote the event.
  Parkrun started back in 2004 when 13 runners got together on a blustery day in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK. There are now over 3 million parkrunners (and counting) in over 20 countries around the world.
Rotary volunteers and hardy participants welcome the new Parkrun sign in Russell Clark Reserve