parkrun events are known for their friendly and inclusive environment. You’ll find they are attended by people of all shapes and sizes, abilities and backgrounds, some keen runners and walkers, others there to soak up the community feel. All parkrun events are coordinated and marshalled by volunteers and ‘First Timers’ get their own special welcome, should they want more information when they arrive.
While parkrun records your finishing time across a 5K distance (or 2K for junior events on a Sunday), the events are more about personal achievement and participation rather than competition. It’s a supportive environment where you can set your own goals and progress at your own pace.
parkrun welcomes participants of all ages, including children. There are also dedicated junior parkruns for kids aged 4-14, 2k in length and take palace on Sundays
After the parkrun, participants often gather for a chat and refreshments. It’s an excellent opportunity to socialise, make new friends, and be part of the parkrun community.
parkrun promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Regular participation can help improve fitness levels, boost mental well-being, and provide a sense of accomplishment.