Raymond Terrace parkrun back in action on Saturday after COVID hiatus; Fingal Bay parkrun also on

Photo from the first ever The Terrace parkrun in 2016. Both Raymond Terrace and Fingal Bay parkruns will be held on Saturday, January 9 from 8am. Picture: Facebook/The Terrace parkrun
Photo from the first ever The Terrace parkrun in 2016. Both Raymond Terrace and Fingal Bay parkruns will be held on Saturday, January 9 from 8am. Picture: Facebook/The Terrace parkrun

The Terrace parkrun will be back in action this Saturday.

After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Raymond Terrace parkrun will return to Riverside Park at 8am sharp on January 9.

To 5km timed event will be run with a few minor changes to meet coronavirus health and safety regulations.

All participants are asked to scan the NSW Government QR code to check-in once they arrive at the park to meet contact tracing requirements.

Participants are still required to be registered with parkrun, and to take a printed copy of their barcode so their finishing time can be recorded.

The course's 'finish funnel' - a point in the course that funnels runners to the finish line - will be overseen by a marshal.

"As you cross the finish line our funnel manager will help sort you in order and direct you to our person handing out finish tokens," The Terrace parkrun shared to its Facebook page.

"They will then direct you down one of two different finish chutes.

"While in these chutes we ask that you maintain social distances and at the end there will be a volunteer that will ask you to show your barcode and token for scanning.

"Once you have completed this, you can head home and wait for your results to come through."

Volunteers are still being sought to assist with The Terrace's parkrun on Saturday, which will be the 221st event.

For more information on The Terrace parkrun, head to the Facebook page.

Fingal Bay parkrun will return on Saturday for its sixth event since kicking back off on December 19 following a 36-week hiatus due to COVID-19.

Parkruns were also held on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, which attracted 88 and 163 participants respectively.

The Fingal parkrun kicks off at 8am sharp on Saturdays.

Participants are asked to check-in using the NSW Government QR code. Participants seeking to record their run time are asked to take along their printed registration barcode.

For more information on the Fingal Bay parkrun, head to the Facebook page.

For new participants of either parkrun events, register at parkrun.com.au.