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Town’s Front Runner picks up Volunteer Gong

7 November 2019

The Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation were thrilled to hear that Town Runner's very own Steve Pattison was named Sports Volunteer of the Year 2019 at the Harrogate and District Volunteer Oscars.

Steve, who has been instrumental in the start up of the Harrogate Town AFC Running Club, was recently presented with his award at a weekly Town to 5K session at The CNG Stadium from Community Development Manager Iain Service.
Since becoming a qualified run leader Steve has encouraged and motivated members of the Community and those associated with Town to be healthier and join a special ‘Town to 5K' Run group. After their 12-week programme that Steve wholeheartedly supported, members participated in their first ever Park Run. Members have also lost a considerable amount of weight and have genuinely changed their life. Steve's positivity, energy and level of commitment has been truly inspirational.

“I am seriously shocked by the nomination and the award, I didn't expect any recognition, it's not why I got involved! Hopefully the award will help to raise awareness of community based activities and see more people accessing our Town Running Club”. Added Steve.
Iain Service – Harrogate Town AFC Community Development Manager is full of praise: “We would like to thank Steve for all his efforts and the time he has given up to help improve local people's physical and mental wellbeing. He deserves recognition and hopefully more people will see the fantastic work being carried out within the Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation.

Celebration Park Run – Saturday 7th December 2019
Why not join our Town Runners for a special Harrogate Town AFC Park Run on Saturday 7th December. Members of Harrogate Town AFC first team staff and running club members will be completing the run, in celebration of our second Town to 5K group.

Sign up to our Town to 5K January 2020
If you want to register your interest for our January 2020 Town to 5K group please email Iain Service –

Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation work within the District using the power of physical activity to empower, motivate and inspire individuals to improve mental health and wellbeing. The Foundation delivers a number of programmes that engage local people in positive activities.
For more information about the Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation please visit our website –


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