Trick or Treat at Henley Parkrun?

Why not kick off your Halloween at Henley’s Parkrun this Saturday?

Five million people can’t be wrong! That’s how many people have registered on the Parkrun website since the phenomenon started fourteen years ago in Bushey Park, London. What’s attracting so many people to Parkrun?

Well, a perfect way to find out might be to join the Henley Parkrun this Saturday, when a special Halloween event will add spooky music, fancy dress and a topsy-turvy feeling to the normal weekly Parkrun mix.

Parkrun is a fun and inclusive event that welcomes anyone from 4 to 104 who wants to get a little more active by running, jogging or walking a 5km route on a Saturday morning at 9am.

The event is run by volunteers, is completely free and non-competitive.

It attracts everyone from elite athletes through to young families or senior citizens. Many just find it a fun, healthy and sociable way to start their weekend. Quite a few teenagers choose Parkrun for either the Volunteering or Physical sections of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Becoming a Parkrunner is simplicity itself; just visit to register online.

You will be given a barcode, which you can print off and take with you to any of the more than 1400 Parkruns that take place every weekend in more than twenty countries. The ideal place to start is at Henley’s very own Parkrun, which takes place every Saturday promptly at 9am in Tilebarn Close, with a briefing beforehand at 8.50am. Due to the narrowness of some parts of the Henley course, unfortunately no dogs or buggies are allowed, but other than that, there are very few restrictions. Some sturdy trainers or trail shoes are a good idea as the course can be quite muddy. Come and try it this Saturday, you might very quickly become one of the many thousands across the country for whom their weekly Parkrun is the highlight of their week! With some extra Halloween additions and runners in fancy dress, this week’s Henley Parkrun promises to be a real Treat.

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