Parkrun / Parkwalk

Chalgrave Sports Club support and promote the local Parkrun at Houghton Hall Park.

The event takes place every single week at 9:00 on a Saturday morning, and CSC usually try and attend once a month (usually on the first Saturday of the month) to meet up and socialise before (from 08:30 onwards) and after the 5k run/walk. See below for upcoming dates when CSC will be attending.

The great thing about the Parkrun/ Parkwalk is that anyone can do it, whether you are an experienced runner, beginner or improving runner, building up to run 5k / ‘Couch to 5K’, a mix of jogging and walking, doing the ‘Mile a Day’ challenge, or even just wanting to walk the distance. You do it your way, at your pace, and nobody judges you.

CSC at the Houghton Hall Parkrun:

August 2024
Parkrun 03 Aug 2024 (PP) – 3 August 2024 at 08:30 - 10:00 – Houghton Hall Park

September 2024
Parkrun 07 Sep 2024 (DL) – 7 September 2024 at 08:30 - 10:00 – Houghton Hall Park

There is free parking at Houghton Hall Park as well as overflow parking just behind the main car park at the Catalyst car park (what3words: locate.being.ballots) which is accessible via Porz Avenue / Houghton Hall Business Park.

What is Parkrun?

Parkrun is a collection of 5K (3 mile) community events for walkers, runners and volunteers that take place every Saturday morning at more than 2,000 locations in 22 countries across six continents. Junior Parkrun is a spin-off event that provides a 2K event for children aged 4–14 on a Sunday morning.

Parkrun is positive, welcoming and inclusive, there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along.

How Do I Join Parkrun?

Parkrun is completely free and you only need to register once whether walking, jogging, running, volunteering or a combination. Once registered with parkrun, you can participate in any of our events at any time without letting us know that you are coming.

Register here

Where is Parkrun?

There are currently 1,173 parkrun events around the UK taking place every weekend, with more locations being added all of the time. You can go along to any event, on any weekend.

The nearest Parkrun / Parkwalk to Tebworth and Wingfield is Houghton Hall Park in Houghton Regis.

Benefits of Parkrun

Active Essex and Nottingham Trent University have recently published an interesting article outlining the benefits of participating in a Parkrun / Parkwalk: Benefits of a supportive community and the role of parkrun

Further Information / Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information about the Parkrun/Parkwalk, please feel free to contact the club or directly contact any of the team below who regularly attend the Parkrun.

Children are welcome but please be advised that anyone under the age of 18 who participate in, or attend, any of our events or activities, must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or an adult guardian at all times. Please see our policy regarding children for further information.

Please Be Advised:
Due to their nature, we are unable to properly risk assess our group activities including running, walking, and cycling. Whilst our group leaders endeavour to keep everyone as safe as possible, these are led, not coached sessions, irrespective of whether a qualified coach is in attendance. As such you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. See our Health and Safety Policy for further information.

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