About Us

Bedford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in It's run in Bedford Park, Park Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7SS. See Course page for more details.. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Pavilion - please come and join us. Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun.

For donations prior to 1 Febraury 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.


Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
2018-01-03maria rutgersBedford£50.00£50.00£0.00many thanks to the low-viz core team for keeping the show on the road
2017-01-01maria rutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50
2016-12-02Linton GuiseBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50We really enjoyed our first run!
2016-10-18Adrian TilleyBedford£3.00£2.55£0.45AED
2016-04-30James SurteesBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-04maria rutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you for making it happen week in week out
2015-01-18Maria RutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you for making it happen week in week out
2014-11-23Howard SmithBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50For Bedford Parkrun
2014-07-11Maria RutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you volunteers for making it happen week in week out
2013-09-18arthur grimmettBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-07-14arthur grimmettBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-06-18Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-05Howard SmithBedford£20.00£17.00£3.00Parkrun is a fantastic event - happy to support its growth.
2013-05-05Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-04-27Matt BowmerBedford£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-03-30Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-09-01Nicholas OsborneBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-09-01mark fussellBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-06-30Daniel CocksBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-06-27Katarina DarcyBedford£250.00£212.50£37.50
2012-04-28Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-11-15Bedford£37.80telephone charges
2016-04-19Bedford£152.80Replacement laptop
2017-03-07Bedford£190.79PA system