Gaisce – The President’s Award is celebrating Lá Gaisce with our Challenge Partner parkrun this October bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October) with a special Gaisce parkrun Challenge Weekend.
We’re encouraging any Gaisce participant who is volunteering at parkrun as part of their Community Involvement challenge, or anyone who is participating in parkrun as part of their Physical Recreation challenge, to go out to your local parkrun to celebrate Lá Gaisce.
Many of our Gaisce participants are using parkrun events as one of their Challenge activities and have been participating in parkrun’s #VolunteerWalkConnect initiative. Through the initiative, parkrun has been welcoming first time volunteers and walkers to share the physical and mental health benefits of the parkrun experience.
We are delighted to have parkrun as a Gaisce Challenge Partner. parkrun hosts free timed 5k community events every Saturday and 2k junior events each Sunday morning across Ireland. Everyone starts at the same time and completes the course at their own pace. Parkrun events happen with the involvement of over 1,500 volunteers each week, including our Gaisce participants!
So, whether you’re using parkrun for your Community Involvement by volunteering at your local event, or walking, jogging or running as part of your Physical Recreation, head out to parkrun this bank holiday weekend and join in the fun!
Learn more about doing your Gaisce Challenge Areas with parkrun here: