About Us

Luton Wardown parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HA. 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 Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club - 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.

  • Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club : Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club (LTICC) is a well established club with over 200 player/members from Luton and surrounding areas. We are a non-profit making organisation that boasts fantastic facilities where games are scheduled during the cricket season.

  • Team Beds and Luton : Our motto is 'activity for life'. To achieve this we bring together a range of groups including local authorities, national governing bodies, coaches, clubs, volunteers and many more to develop a strong sporting infrastructure that ensures sport and physical activity is easily accessible by all sections of the local community.

  • Stopsley Striders: Stopsley Striders jogging club was formed in 1982 and has a membership of more than 200, of all abilities. County champions to those who just run to keep fit or just to complete a fun run. Our main aim is to keep running fun and to enjoy ourselves.

  • Dunstable Road Runners : Dunstable Road Runners is a small and friendly running club with more than 100 members. They cater for competitive and social runners of all abilities aged 15 and over.

  • Luton Borough Council Public Health Team: Our responsibility is to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

    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
    2018-04-14Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 3rd birthday for 15th April 2018
    2018-04-11jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy birthday to Wardown parkrun.
    2018-01-24jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-21jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Merry Christmas to you all. It was such a great year to be part of Luton Wardown parkrun.
    2017-11-28jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-29jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-25jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-01jane kamauLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-09David BrownLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00New PB for me! Thank you parkrun.
    2017-04-16Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 2nd Birthday for 15th April 2017
    2017-03-29jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-19Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Luton Wardown parkrun - 100th event.
    2017-03-19Gary WishartLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00100th Event, and a special thank you from me.
    2016-08-20Barbara LakeLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-04-17KATHERINE SADLERLuton Wardown£40.00£34.00£6.00Cash received from GEOFF WHITE for Luton Wardown parkrun
    2016-04-16jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-13Paula NicolLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-04-12Maria PettsLuton Wardown£52.00£44.20£7.80Luton Wardown parkrun - 1st Birthday!
    2016-04-09Mike BartlettLuton Wardown£20.00£17.00£3.00Luton Wardown Park trolley appeal
    2016-04-04jane kamauLuton Wardown£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-01Finbar WillisLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75Luton Wardown
    2016-01-29KATHERINE SADLERLuton Wardown£50.00£42.50£7.50Proud to donate towards Luton Wardown parkrun.


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-03-14Luton Wardown£79.16Trolley
    2018-03-14Luton Wardown£77.04Portable PA system