Christmas Day parkrun

We are delighted to announce that we will operate an additional parkrun on Christmas Day for the first time this year. There are only two days in the year when parkruns can occur on days other than Saturday, the other being New Year’s Day.  Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family and we are looking forward to the opportunity of seeing our parkrun family on Christmas morning.

We plan to start the parkrun at the usual time (9:00 a.m.) so that both runners and marshals can complete the run without impacting too much on the day. Festive outfits and lots of good cheer are most welcome.


We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can on Christmas Day. If you are able to volunteer to help support us, please email in at

NOTE - We are not planning to operate a New Year’s Day parkrun this year.


16th December Cancellation

Sorry for having to cancel todays event.

Its a hard decision to make but there was just too much ice about this morning covering wide sections of the path with little or no where else to go especially if running in a group.

Thanks to the volunteers who turned up and helped out in the car parks advising people of the cancellation.  Huge thanks also to Anthony Wood who walked the course with me early this morning and offered his advice.


Did you know you can donate to your local parkrun?

Would you like to donate to Oxford parkrun? Did you even know you could?

From the earliest days of parkrun one of our core principles is that we should always be free to the participant.

However, any additional equipment we need requires us to fund raise for it & one way to do this is to accept donations.  Many of you generously made a donation towards the purchase of a defibrillator, which is now available to anyone in need in Cutteslowe park - thank you.

And now, after 6 years, some of our equipment is now wearing out and needs replacing (you may be horrified to know that one of our timers is held together with Duck tape!), so ...

if you would like to make a donation please follow the link below and and click on the donate image. It really doesn't have to be a lot, every £1 adds up.

We are completely open about donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) are published.



Oxford parkrun Volunteer Takeover – Headington RoadRunners

Saturday 25th November - Oxford parkrun Takeover

This weekend sees another parkrun takeover day by Headdington RoadRunners.

The volunteer roster is bursting as Headington RoadRunners will be providing all the volunteers including pacemakers every 2.5 mins from 22:30 to 40 mins for the morning, so why not come and join them for this weekend’s parkrunday experience.

If you are part of a club or group and fancy being part of a parkrun takeover in the near future then why not email us at to see what is involved and what dates are available.

Many thanks,

Oxford parkrun volunteer team


Oxford parkrun participants wanted for a research study on ‘being in the zone’

Are you a healthy Oxford Parkrunner between 18 to 65 years old?

Why don’t you consider volunteering for this research study?

Participants wanted for a research study in the research area of flow in sport

Alicia Plaza writes...

"As a final year student of an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, I would like to invite you to take part in the research study: ‘The antecedents of flow in recreational sport’.
As a way to thank you for your participation, you could enter into a prize draw to win one of two £20 vouchers to spend either in the Parkrun shop, Intersport, or Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Brief description: Flow, or ‘being in the zone’ is an optimal psychological state associated with peak performance and enjoyment. Results from this study will enhance current knowledge on how and why does flow occur in recreational sport.

What does participation involve? Participation involves completing two paper-based questionnaires, one before the run and another one after the run. The questions are about flow and your perceived skills and challenges about that run. At the end of the second questionnaire you will be asked whether you would like to enter a prize draw to win one of two £20 vouchers by entering your email address. The total estimated time to participate is about 15 mins (completion of the pre-run questionnaire is 10 mins, and 5 mins for the post-run questionnaire).

How to take part: Please contact Alicia Plaza (MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology student) by email at for more information about the project, and to arrange an appointment to participate.

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the Faculty Research Ethics Committee, Staffordshire University."

Alicia will be at tomorrow's event (8th April), so you can chat to her there too.

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