I went down to my local Parkrun on Saturday morning, not to run but I had volunteered my services as I felt it was such a well organised event and wanted to be a part of it. I had a lovely morning, they gave me an easy job of Funnel Manager!! Sounds grand but it was just to make sure that all runners went through the tape after they were timed and collect their tokens then on to get them scanned along with their barcode.
After we all went for coffee etc at the nearby cafe, it gave me a chance to meet loads of other runners properly and also let me see just how much work is involved in the organisation of these events. How hard they work too to get results out for everyone. So I would say to each and everyone who has registered with Parkrun, go and run the 5K but also volunteer to help out because if runners don't give up a few Saturday's throughout the year then these smashing events could fail.