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Volunteers needed for Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport


Sports enthusiasts and those who want to build more activity into their lives should head to the Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport which is just days away. During half term week (October 19-28) there’s everything from a chance to try golf for free to group walking sessions around the town’s parks. For those looking for a faster pace the festival also includes runs from a 5k fun run to a full marathon and weekly parkruns for all ages and abilities.


Volunteers are also needed to help make the Festival of Sport a success. The 5k fun run in the town centre on Wednesday October 24 requires marshals, but no experience is required as all volunteers will be supported by experienced team leaders on the night. Kevin Marshall from Positives Steps PT which organises the event said: “We’ve held this town centre run as part of the Festival of Sport since the festival began and it’s become a firm favourite of many local runners. As it’s held after dark it’s critical that the runners find their way around the course safely with the help of a team of marshals directing them. Anyone who can spare what will be less than an hour out on the course pointing people in the right direction and giving them encouragement as they pass will be very much appreciated.”


Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, Mark Cordell added: “This is the fourth Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport and once again we’ll have a range of activities in and around the town centre. There’s something for all levels – it’s very much a come and try ethos rather than an event for the super-fit. Plus of course Bury is a great shopping centre for a range of different sportswear and equipment.”


The Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport is promoted by a partnership led by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Our Bury St Edmunds and including Abbeycroft Leisure and St Edmundsbury Borough and Suffolk County Councils. For more information about all festival events and details of the fun run for both runners and marshals visit


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