Coventry parkrun – 2 June 2018

There will be an early course inspection (as usual) tomorrow - 2 June 2018

We've been told that by that time the route, with a slight detour, will be usable. We'll be checking early to confirm this and will let you know if we're on tomorrow morning.

If we are on, do attend the briefing.


Coventry parkrun celebrates the 70th Birthday of the NHS – NHS70

The NHS is celebrating 70 years this year. They have teamed up with parkrun to encourage people to come and celebrate with a special nationwide parkrun NHS birthday celebration on 9 June 2018.

Coventry parkrun will be holding a special NHS themed event and would love as many people as possible, particularly NHS workers, to join us at the War Memorial Park.

There will be cake* and as ever fancy dress is encouraged, so dig out your doctors/nurse/paramedic/patient outfits!

(*healthier alternatives also available)

Running isn't a requirement, we have plenty of walkers each week who complete the 5k.

If you feel you aren't able to complete the course then you could join in by volunteering.

parkrun is entirely run by volunteers and is free for all to participate in. Just register for free at and print your barcode and bring it with you.

Your official invite can be dowloaded here:

Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues there's a poster here too if you'd like to print one off:



The parkrun Code

The parkrun Code has been given a lick of paint.

The parkrun Code image

Some additional reminders:

  • If you’re new to parkrun or Coventry parkrun, please arrive in time to attend the new runner briefing at 8.50
  • Please attend the main briefing at the monument. You can’t hear it from the start line and we’d rather not have to come and repeat the briefing for those that don’t attend.
  • Please listen to the Run Director (or at least not talk through the briefing)
  • There are signs with estimated finish times at the start area. Please follow these. It will help everyone to get away safely and will decrease the need for people to overtake (particularly at the start)
  • Keep left at all time unless you’re on the way to the finish line (and finishing)
  • The paths are narrow in places so please don’t run more than 2 abreast
  • Be aware of other runners and walkers. Please give them room to enjoy the park and pathways
  • If you are passing people, please only do so when it’s safe and leave room for people behind you when you move back to the left hand side of the pathways
  • We do not have priority in the park. Under no circumstances should anyone shout at other park users or other parkrunners to get out of the way
  • Under no circumstances should you push anyone

These are, hopefully, common sense but if you’re unable to follow any of these then do get in touch with us at or speak to one of our volunteers.

This will all help everyone to continue to enjoy the friendly, community event that Coventry parkrun is.


Coventry parkrun cancellations – 2018

There will be no Coventry parkrun on:
19 May The Biggest Weekend: Coventry; key paths unusable (setup)
26 May The Biggest Weekend: Coventry; key paths unusable
1 September Godiva Festival 2018


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