Double Celebration at Stopline Way Junior parkrun

By Sarah Shepley

4th Oct 2023 | Local Sport

All Smiles: Volunteers with Birthday Cake
All Smiles: Volunteers with Birthday Cake

Stopline Way Junior parkrun celebrated its 50th run and 1st birthday in style at Axminster Town FC on Sunday October 1st.

Runners, their families, and volunteers enjoyed a fabulous postrun Stopline Way Junior parkrun celebration cake made by Kristina West (Knapp Cottage Cakes) and delicious vegan treats made by volunteer Wendy le Masurier.

Co-Event Director Sarah Shepley thanked volunteers, runners, parents and carers, Axminster Town FC, and the parkrun's startup cost funders for making the run such a success. "We've welcomed 197 junior parkrunners who have completed 857 Stopline Way Junior parkruns between them. Our core team comprises about 20 volunteers but 82 people have volunteered in total. As long as the course is safe we run in all weathers so it's quite character-building at times!"

Sarah says many runners and volunteers are local but Stopline Way Juniors also attracts visitor runners and volunteers who come while they're on holiday in East Devon. "As we also have an amazing turnout of parents, carers and brothers and sisters every week it's a wonderful community atmosphere and a great start to Sunday. We're so grateful to all the funders who helped us get started and we're really looking forward to our second year."

The Stopline Way Junior parkrun is a free, timed, fully marshalled 2km run for 4 to 14 year olds that takes place at Axminster Town FC on Sundays at 9am. For more info see or contact [email protected]


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