parkrun - Join the fun and keep fit

Midway surgery is proud to be a certified ‘parkrun practice’

parkruns have a positive impact on health and wellbeing

What is a parkrun?

Parkruns are free, weekly 5K events for all, every Saturday at 9.00am, in areas of open space (although you don’t have to go every week). They are organised by local volunteer teams, led by a Run Director (wearing a blue and white hi-vis vest). There are over 850 locations in the UK that host parkruns.

Junior parkrun is 2k, dedicated to 4-14 year olds and their families, every Sunday morning.

They are open to all including those who are inactive or have health conditions / disabilities – you can take part in any way that suits you (e.g. walk / jog / run / volunteer / spectate etc.). They are an opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming and supportive community.

Parkruns are not races, it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get around, go at a pace that suits you – what matters is being outside, being active and having fun.

Have a look at the parkrun blog.


Taking part is easy

  1. Register once at
  2. Print your barcode and just turn up
  3. for the details specific to St Albans

The St. Albans Course

The course is predominately 85% on paths, and is generally suitable for either road trainers or trail shoes, depending on conditions.

Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain.

On the day you can also ask the Run Director or a marshal (wearing a yellow hi-vis vest) any questions.

The St Albans parkrun welcomes dogs on short leads (one per owner) and buggies (any children aged under 11 must run with a responsible adult).

Midway Surgery experience

Our parkrunners
Our parkwalker Rina Parekh And our parkvolunteers