The sporting charity Join In has launched a new campaign to get more volunteers involved in community sport, to boost participation in running and to grow the number of community running groups across the UK.
Running is the fastest-growing participation sport in the UK, but running groups, athletics teams and marathons all depend on thousands of volunteers.
Join In has over 4000 volunteer opportunities at running clubs and events that need filling. The charity’s research revealed that each volunteer creates the capacity for at least 8.5 more participants in the sport. By connecting running clubs with volunteers, ‘Run It’ will increase the amount of people taking part in running across the UK.
Join In director of sport, David Moorcroft, said: “I’ve seen firsthand the impact that volunteers can have within running, both on and off the track. Helping out at your local club can be very rewarding; not only are you helping to support and build running communities, but you also become a part of that community. We hope that we can inspire more people to start helping out at the local running clubs and help grow the ever-increasing running population.”
Join In is a London Olympics 2012 legacy charity that puts more volunteers into community sport. For further information, visit: