Tail Walker(s)

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Every parkrun has a Tail Walker volunteer (or volunteers) who sets off at the start of the event and walks at the back of the field. A Tail Walker is entitled to receive both a volunteer credit and a walk/run credit (providing they brought their barcode with them to be scanned) when carrying out this role.

Please note, that the volunteer carrying out this role must be a registered parkrunner in line with our safeguarding policy and that we are always happy to see more than one Tail Walker at an event.

The role is compulsory at all 5k and 2k events globally.

What skills do I need?

  • Volunteer for the love of it
  • Treat everyone as a friend
  • Be kind and respectful
  • Unite as a team
  • Be reliable, responsible and attentive
  • Be helpful and enthusiastic
  • Do your best
  • Respect our principles

Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, and is a form of participation that is inclusive, respected and accessible to everyone.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/11/2023

End Date: 11/11/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes No
Afternoon No No No No No Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No


Pyramid Centre
Heath Road
Chadwell St Mary
RM16 4XH

Posted for
Thurrock Park Run

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