parkrun in Hertfordshire
parkrun events are free, weekly, timed 5k runs for every ability. Many people start off walking at the beginning and gradually progress this to a walk/jog until they are able to run the full distance. parkrun events are for the local community, their ethos is to create a welcoming environment to support each other to get active and enjoy running together. Further information about parkrun, is detailed below:
Free weekly events
There are 13 5k events and 8 junior parkrun events (2k) that are currently taking place every weekend across Hertfordshire.
parkrun events are free, weekly timed 5km runs that happen every Saturday morning starting at 9am. You can walk, jog or run. They are open to all ages (from 4) and abilities. Children under the age of 11 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Junior parkrun takes place at 9am on Sunday mornings. These are a shorter distance of 2km and are free, timed runs open to children aged 4 – 14 years. Adults are allowed to run with the children, you just can’t go through the finish funnel and collect a timing chip.
parkrun practice Initiative
As an organisation we are fully supportive of the parkrun practice initiative, the collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. To find out more information about the initiative please visit the parkrun practice Initiative page.
To find your nearest parkrun, visit the parkrun website.
parkrun is organised by volunteers and is always delighted to hear from people who would like to get involved; how little or often is entirely up to you – there’s no ongoing commitment.