Event cancelled – 2nd February 2019


Unfortunately, due to the forecast for freezing temperatures overnight, we've taken the decision to cancel Abingdon parkrun tomorrow, the 2nd February.

We never take these decision lightly, but the risk to volunteers and participants both in making their way to the event, as well as taking part, is too great, and we'd rather cancel now in good time.

Mike Shepherd



Road Closures for Bun Throwing, 10th November 2018

Road Closures for Bun Throwing

There are road closures in the centre of Abingdon tomorrow (10th November 2018) to accommodate the bun throwing event in the Market Place.

Please refer to the attached link and adjust your choice of car park ( see previous post ) and intended leaving time and direction.


Looks like the closures start from midday, with Bridge Street being closed from 13:00.


Christmas 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019

Christmas 2018 and New Year's Day 2019

Abingdon parkrun will be taking place as usual on the Saturdays through the Christmas and New Year period.

There will not be an extra event on Christmas Day nor on New Year's Day.


Volunteering to Marshal at the 2018 Abingdon Marathon as part of Abingdon parkrun

The annual Abingdon Marathon takes place this year on Sunday, the 21st October.

Abingdon parkrun has provided volunteer Marshals in previous years, and, by way of thanks, the organisers have donated to Abingdon parkrun funds. This has proved an important resource for our event, enabling the purchase of a defibrillator, and replacing the aging laptop computer we rely upon for getting our results processed each week, both without needing to appeal to our runners for donations.

The Marathon organisers still need Marshals for this year's event, so if you are able to volunteer to help, you would be supporting this prestigious, local running event, and at the same time, you would be helping Abingdon parkrun.

If you are able to help please register at:


Many thanks for considering helping Abingdon parkrun by volunteering to marshal at this important event.


Cancelled – 21st July Event

Regrettably, we are having to cancel Abingdon parkrun this Saturday, the 21st July.

This is due to the "Prosecco in the Park" event taking place in Rye Farm Meadow.

It had been hoped that space would be left for us in Rye Farm Meadow, but on visiting the site on Thursday evening, this appears not to be the case.

Mike Shepherd
Co-Event Director


Event cancelled 23rd June 2018

Due to the Abingdon Food & Drink Festival taking place on Rye Farm Meadow on the 23rd June, we are cancelling Abingdon parkrun for one week only.

Other nearby parkruns include Didcot, Harcourt Hill, Oxford, and Witney.

If you're planning on travelling further afield, check for possible cancellations before setting out:



parkrun Milestone T-shirt Update

An update from parkrun UK:

"For the past few months we’ve been rebuilding the parkrun milestone t-shirt claim system from the ground up.

We're delighted to announce we're rolling out the new process!

Here's everything you need to know...

http://parkrun.me/j93zv  "


3rd March 2018 Event – Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this week's event, the 3rd March 2018 due to the weather.
As well as the route being dangerous with ice and the remnants of the recent snowfall, there's also the risk to people making their way here, as well as expecting the volunteers to stand out in the very low temperatures for a couple of hours.
However, the forecast for the coming week looks a lot better, so all being well, we'll be back in action on the 10th March.
The Abingdon parkrun Core Team

Travellers parked in Rye Farm Car Parks

We have had confirmation from Indigo parking that there is a large number of travellers in both the car parks near Rye Farm Meadow. There is no news yet on how long they will be there. There are a few spaces left I understand that can be used but it might be wise to park in one of the car parks in the town instead.


Car Parking

While we take no responsibility for parkrunners' use of the Rye Farm car park, here is a helpful reminder:

Please observe all rules displayed for use of the car park, including parking in marked bays and displaying a valid ticket obtained from the machine.

Do not park in the Commercial Vehicle car park (lorry park) unless you are parking a commercial vehicle.  Different charges and rules apply and there's a fine for not following the rules.

WARNING  We have been informed that there's a very good chance of you getting a parking fine if you park in the lorry park from now on.

Rye Farm car park tends to fill up completely just before the event, so please consider avoiding the problem altogether by using an alternative car park, and allowing a few more minutes to get to the start of the event in time for the pre-run briefing.

There are six other car parks in Abingdon which are within easy walking distance of the start of our event:

Abbey Close car park
Audlett Drive car park
Cattle Market car park
Charter multi-storey car park
Civic car park
West St Helen Street car park

Full details are available here:

Please also consider getting to the event on foot or by bike, especially if you are local.


The Abingdon parkrun Core Team


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