What is parkrun?
We can best describe parkrun as a 5K event, a free, weekly, timed, community get-together which happens all over the world (20 countries in all) and is held on a Saturday morning at 9am in England & Wales (please check start times at other locations). It’s not a race, it’s a run where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate and most courses even allow you to run with your dog (one dog on a short hand-held lead, under control). Children can run if accompanied by an adult and often there is a child focused junior parkrun event on a Sunday morning.
It doesn’t cost anything to take part and you don’t need to let anyone know in advance if you’re able to make it or not. The only thing you do need to do is register; it’s not an arduous task and you only do it once. Once registered, you’ll be provided with your very own unique barcode. You can print this out, purchase a wristband, buy a shoe tag or simply download it onto your smartphone / smart watch. You just need to ensure you have this at the finish.
Your results will be sent to you via a text in the first instance with further details being sent via email and will also appear online at the event where you took part. After each occasion you run or volunteer, you will receive a credit which will go towards earning a milestone t-shirt which can be purchased upon completion of a specific number of runs or for occasions of volunteering.
If you’re going away, check here to see if there is a parkrun local to your destination.
Upcoming organised parkrun visits by Corsham Running Club
2nd December 2023 – Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham (affectionally known as the Curly Wurly).
If the above parkrun is cancelled, then we will go to Quakers Walk, Devizes
Click here to see results of last week’s parkrun results from CRC members:
Should you have any questions, please contact Vicky Henderson and Charlie Berry at email@example.com.