THE Largs Parkrun's organisers and participants are getting on their marks ahead of their 100th event this weekend.

Starter's orders came in the first planning meeting way back in the summer 2019.

The whole planning process from that initial meeting to the first event on May 28, 2022 took around three years - with the pandemic putting everything on hold for a year.

Funding for the event was provided by North Ayrshire Council and Kelburn Wind Farm which allowed the committee to sign up, set up a website and source all the equipment needed.

Each Saturday morning event, along with the week leading up to the run, is managed by a drector who deals with volunteer recruitment and event safety.

It started with a small team of five but has now expanded as a core team to eight.

Assisting each week are around 15 volunteers who take on roles such as marshalling, time keeping, barcode scanning and other duties. 

Just like taking part in the event itself as a walker, jogger or runner the volunteer roles are open to all and are very easy to learn.

A Largs Parkrun spokesperson said: "On April 6 we will celebrate holding our 100th event at Largs Prom.

"This has been enthusiastically welcomed by parkrun enthusiasts, local people and the local community.

"As of event 99 a total of 1778 different people have taken part including visitors from as far away as Largs, Australia.

"The events have been organised with the help of 188 different volunteers many of whom are now regulars in helping out.

"There are currently 505 people who have registered Largs Prom as their home parkrun whose ages range from under 10 to 80.

"The event takes place at RNLI on the prom and starts at 9.30am every Saturday morning and is open to all ages and abilities.

More information can be found on the Largs Prom parkrun Facebook page or by emailing