parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.
We operate in a number of countries across the world. Please select the countries page to discover if we are in your country.
Our sponsors make it possible for parkrun events to be free.
Each territory operates its own national sponsorship arrangements. If you are interested in sponsoring parkrun in a particular territory please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page.
Our sponsors spend a considerable amount of time understanding parkrun before becoming a partner. This is vital because parkrun is unlike any other organisation. Our weekly, free, 5k timed events are designed to be simple. We therefore keep our footprint at our events very low.
So successful have we been, that our sponsors' representatives can often be found running a parkrun.
We like to celebrate our runners, but we also want to celebrate our sponsors! We would urge you to support them whenever you can.
parkrun aims to have an event in every community that wants one. Want your own parkrun event in your backyard? Read on.
We'd be delighted to work with you to set up and manage a parkrun event in your own backyard. All that you need to start this wonderful journey is some determination and drive. We will help you with the rest of the process offering a step by step guide, assistance and support.
Don't believe us? Why not ask any of the existing events for a reference? Each event is independently managed and controlled by the event director and so their reference is very important. If you wish to talk to them directly, go to the event website, find the event directors email address and write to them directly.
Interested? Please read about starting your own event and contact the activator in your territory.