Run Director – Parkrun

  • To organise parkrun in a local park
  • Wynyard Park House, Station House Visitors Centre, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JG
  • Stockton Borough Council

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a great community activity bringing everyone together. As a Run Director you will have ultimate responsibility for deciding whether or not the conditions are suitable for the event and with advice from the other volunteers may decide to modify the course.


Sport & Active Life


The Run Director has overall responsibility for event safety and oversees proceedings during the event and at the finish line. They must be near the start and/or finish area at all times. The Run Director has the ultimate authority to decide whether the event should be cancelled or postponed or if an adjustment to the course is required.

The Run Director also welcomes all parkrunners to the event via the pre-event brief and communicates all important messages prior to the event start, recognises the contributions of the volunteers, acknowledge visitors, first-timers and ensures everyone understands the event and stays safe for the duration.

The Run Director must not participate in the event or perform any other volunteer role whilst it is taking place. Must organise the volunteers to ensure there are enough to run the event on the day. To ensure runners times are logged and uploaded onto the system using the equipment provided. 

Knowledge & Skills

Experience of organising events/Parkruns would be advantageous or if you are a regular Parkrunner would be great. Training will be provided for this role. IT skills would be desirable although training can be provided. 

Personal Qualities

Good communication skills is needed, well organised, good time management and ability to work as a team but also use own initiative.  Good interpersonal skills to interact with the participants and volunteers. 

General Requirements

A commitment of once a month to fulfil the role, and to attend initial training. Out of pocket expenses will be given through the training process. 


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.