Festive period runs

Ho ho ho!

The Santa run will take place on 22nd December. This is when you dust off that Santa hat, get your festive onesie out, pop on that fake beard, puff out your Santa belly and generally help us spread some Merry Cheer around the Heath.


Your RDs will then be taking a well-earned break over the festive period, (and maybe even lacing up their own running shoes), so there will be no Hampstead Heath parkrun on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

YES there’s a parkrun NO there’s not a parkrun
Saturday 22nd Dec Tuesday 25th Dec
Saturday 29th Dec Tuesday 1st Jan


We're still a few elves short of being able to run these two Christmassy parkruns, so perhaps you’d like to get yourselves on our “nice list” by volunteering at hampsteadheathhelpers@parkrun.com .  We would especially like to hear from you if you are a regular runner that has never volunteered (there are lots of you!)  It’s a great time of year to treat all those regular volunteers to a run by stepping up yourself!


See you all the usual Route A start point by the Car Park on the corner of Downshire Hill and East Heath Road.  As we head into the new year, please keep an eye out for any potential route changes - we will announce these in advance if possible.

Santa Run

Don't forget your barcode #dfyb


Route A

Route A until further notice. Look forward to seeing you on the Heath


Route B – 17th November

It's Route B on 17th November. Any newcomers should aim to arrive at the meeting point by 8:45am


Hampstead Heath parkrun, Event number 389, 27th October 2018

This week 337 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Carl ALLEN • Nick KAUFMANN • Andy HICKSON • Penny DRAPER • Andi SHAH • Agi NICHOLSON • Richard DAVIDSON • Christopher WALDEN • Chris CHARLES • Kani HINSHELWOOD • Helene WHITE • Christian ERLANDSON • Nick WALSER • Melanie WILNEDER • Matthew LAM • Laura O'SHEA • Paul SANT • Julia MEYERSOHN

The first male finisher was Kit Grierson in 16’59”, his first sub-17’ at HHpr and the 20th member of the sub-17’ club, and Alice McGushin was the first female and 12th overall in 19’16”, in the Top 20 of the 37 strong sub-20’ women’s club.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hampstead Heath parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah VINER who recorded a time of 17:23 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 347).

It was the 200th parkrun for HHpr run directors Michelle Mossadegh and Paul Scannell and the 50th for Richard Tomlinson.

A notable PB was earned by David Sutherland with 21'47", 7 years since his last one.

Jane Rowden’s 81.63% (VW65-69, 25’13”) and Simon Wurr’s 80.57% (VM40-44, 17’04”, 2nd finisher overall) were the only over 80% age graded scores ('AGS').
Recent records

Richard GOODMAN improved his own 4-year old record with a time of 15:23 on 29 September 2018 (event number 385).

Maddy Whitman set a JW11-14 record on 6 October with 19’35” (AGS 80.26%), a rather young entrant to the sub-20’ club.

The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 91.51% (23:33) on 9th June 2018 (event number 370).

Hampstead Heath parkrun started on 14th May 2011. Since then 13,507 participants have completed 75,488 parkruns covering a total distance of 377,440 km, including 12,480 new Personal Bests.


Route B – 20th and 27th October

We'll be using Route B while the circus is in town. Details of the route/meeting point can be found via the Course tab above

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