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About Us

Barclay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Barclay Park, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8PY. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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, regardless of age or gender, 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 run, jog or walk 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 Hoddesdon, either at The Star (Wetherspoons) or at the Deer Café Bistro - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new 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.

  • Broxbourne Borough Council: The Borough of Broxbourne is a beautiful setting surrounded by attractive parks, woodlands and waterways within a short distance of London.

  • Hoddesdon Town Football Club: Founded in 1879, Hoddesdon Town F.C. is the third oldest club in Hertfordshire. Located since 1899 at their present home, Lowfield, the Club strives to bring the highest level of Non-League football possible to the bustling market town.

  • Hoddesdon Cricket Club: Hoddesdon Cricket Club enjoys ECB Clubmark Accreditation evidencing that we are a safe, effective and child friendly club. We are proud to have been one of the first twelve ‘Pilot Clubs’ sponsored by the Cricket Foundation to deliver pilot programmes for the "Chance to Shine" campaign. We are members of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League (SHCL).

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of our parkrun.

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

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes or any form of cashback schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations. The only way for individuals to contribute to an event pot is by donating directly through the PayPal link on this page.

    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
    2020-03-09Steve LucasBarclay£35.00£35.00£0.00New Signs
    2020-01-19Steve LucasBarclay£40.00£40.00£0.00For Barclay parkrun finish tokens please
    2019-08-07lynn aldrichBarclay£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-14Broxbourne CouncilBarclay£674.00£674.00£0.00For AED fund
    2016-11-05A L BaileyBarclay£20.00£17.00£3.00Sorry I forgot - just a little something to say thank you for sending my jacket back! Andy Bailey - Boston parkrun


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-07-21Barclay£674.00AED - Heartsine Samaritan 360P fully automatic
    2019-09-11Barclay£15.00Selfie frame
    2020-01-30Barclay£40.001 sets of replacement tokens
    2020-03-26Barclay£38.88Signs & stakes