Girls guide the parkrun
Members of the Baldivis Brumby Girl Guides group joined together at the weekend to organise the parkrun event at the Tamworth Wetlands, in support of International Women’s Day.
The girls, aged between five and 11, took on all the volunteer roles such as run director, time keeper and marshalling, with some also running the 5km event early on Saturday morning.
Baldivis Brumby Girl Guides unit leader Sasha Silk said the organisation was all about empowering girls to grow into confident, self-respecting and responsible community members, and was also focused on fitness.
“The girl guides took over the International Women’s Day parkrun event — there was about seven girls from our group who helped out,” she said.
“We all dressed in purple to celebrate and the girls made cupcakes to bring along.”
Ms Silk said some of the girls from the group had helped out at the Rockingham parkrun before, but never the Tamworth one.
She also said they had never helped run the International Women’s Day park runs before. “It was great to get the girls involved with this event and get them to take the lead with it,” she said.
The Tamworth Wetlands parkrun is held each Saturday morning from 8am and has about 120 people in attendance each time.
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