parkrun in Suffolk

Free weekly, community events where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate in parks and communities across Suffolk.
Picture of runners taking part in the Alton Water parkrun in Suffolk
Alton Water parkrun, Suffolk [Photo courtesy of Peregrine Bush].

Supported and organised by local volunteers they are open to everyone and provide a fantastic environment to get active and stay active.

They take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and are open to people of every ability, from those taking their first steps in getting active to juniors, to those with more experience - everyone is welcome to participate.

In Suffolk, there are:

  • 17 parkruns
  • 9 junior parkruns

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Download a map showing every parkrun in Suffolk


Common reasons people give for not taking part in their local parkrun are that they can't run that far, or they are not fit enough. Running is not required, walking is encouraged. 

parkwalk is a great way to get active and start your parkrun journey. You'll be supported at a parkrun event as Suffolk has at least one volunteer tail walker, who is the person or people at the back who always finish last.

You can read about walking at parkrun to find out how to get involved.

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Contact us

Contact Colin Grogan (Project Manager, Public Health and Communities) if you're interested in starting up a parkrun event: