Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun is cancelled on 2021-01-24 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event Cancellation

Thanks so much for visiting our 'news page'.

Please note that we our event is currently cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19.  Our last event took place on 15/03/2020.

We are actively working with parkrun HQ to keep an eye on event (as they change) and once we have the green light to come back, we will not only publish our latest risk assessment but also update our news page, facebook and twitter channels.

Kind Regards,

Kresh & Timi

Co-Event Directors - Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun




event cancellation – 22/09/2019

Please note that due to the 'Youth Parade' we are cancelled on 22/09/2019 but will be back on 28/09/2019.

Your next closest junior parkun is Harrow Lodge juniors.  More details can be found here

Kind Regards,

The Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun volunteer team


We are on the move from Central Park to Parsloes Park – 23/06/2019

What a great start to our Sunday morning and to say goodbye to Central Park with this very special 'bhangra' warm-up.  To view the warm-up, please click here.

After many happy years at Central Park we have decided to try something new and re-locate to a different park within the borough.  The name of the event will remain as 'Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun' and we are pleased to announce that all of the current core volunteer team are coming with us.

An update on our Run Directors will appear on our news feed within the next couple of weeks.

Current location:

Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun, opposite Frizlands Lane Depot, 70 Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7ES (just behind Dagenham Fire Station)

We are moving to with effect from 23/06/2019:

Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun (behind the future youth zone), 201-225 Porters Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5YX

Getting there:

Nearest underground station is Becontree

Bus from Ilford station

145 towards Dagenham Asda stops Marlborough Road(stop SL) 31 mins, (0.1min to postcode)

364 takes 40 mins stops Cornwallis Rd(stop SL)

From Chadwell Heath station

No 62 towards Barking Gascoigne Estate to Marlborough Road- 11mins

No 62 from Japan Rd, High Rd, Dagenham to Marlborough Road - 12mins

From Becontree Leisure Centre

No 5 takes 7 mins to Martins Corner (stop WS), walk 0.4 miles (9 mins)

Bus EL2 to Martins Corner

Car Parking:

Ample parking in surrounding areas. We recommend that if you are driving that your park outside ‘The Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5DF.

The start / finish line is a short walk from the playing fields.

- Note that there is very limited parking in Gale Street.

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Our special thanks to everyone who volunteered today and those who brought along items to share with all of our runners this morning.  It was a great morning.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.


5th anniversary celebrations for Barking and Dagenham juniors

Today we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of Barking and Dagenham junior parkun in Central Park.

The event was set up by Event Director, Kresh Veerasamy and we held our first event on 13 April 2014 with 7 runners and 15 volunteers. Over the past five years, 4132 runs have been completed, supported by 3523 volunteers.

There were 31 juniors who completed the 2K course today with one first timer and a smashing 7 PBs. Kyle Patel collected his blue wristband for completing his half marathon milestone.

Ryder Islam from Dagenham 88 runners was our first finisher, setting a new PB of 7:55. Ryder is also our junior with the highest participation at 150 runs in Central Park and 160 junior parkruns under his belt in total, not to mention an impressive 194 5K parkruns. He has also acheived his 25th volunteer milestone.

Our next highest participation is by Karina and Jia Ladhar have been both completed 96 junior parkruns in Central Park and have also acheived their 25th volunteer milestone alongside their Mum, Hardeep who was today's Run Director. Their little brother, Karan, also set a PB today!

Both girls have were both born with ASD heart murmur which meant they had a hole in their heart. junior parkrun is ideal for children with heart conditions because it isn’t a race, children can go at their own pace, jog or walk and can take a break if tired or breathless so they can exercise safely.

The event is entirely run by volunteers and everyone contributed to today's celebration. Ronnie Waller baked delicious cupcakes and the core volunteer team contributed lovely treats for the volunteers and juniors. All volunteers and juniors received a 5th anniversary medal to commemorate the special occasion.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Mick BROWN, Jaimin CHAUDHARI, Julie DALPHINIS, Claudia DU TOIT, Beverley EAGLES, Rahana ISLAM, Karina LADHAR, Hardeep LADHAR, Jia LADHAR, Karanveer LADHAR, Christine LARDNER, Michael LARDNER, Roberta MIH, Pramila MONRO, Emma O'SHEA, Pete O'SHEA, Sonya VEERASAMY, Sam VEERASAMY, Timi Selon VEERASAMY, Vicky WOODHOUSE

The full results can be found here:

About Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun

Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun is a free 2k event for 4-14 year olds held every Sunday at 9am in Central Park, Dagenham. It’s completely free – juniors just need to register with parkrun once and bring a printed copy of their barcode to get their times.  It’s not who comes first or a race against others, it all about having fun, improving your child’s health and community.

Children receive an email after the event with their time and have the opportunity to gain wristbands and certificates at 11, 21 and 50 events, equivalent of a half, full and ultra marathon distance. There is also a certificate for completing 100 events.


Leyton junior parkrun team takeover – 16/12/2018 – event#223

This week we had the team from Leyon junior parkrun with us learning the ropes of how to run a junior parkrun

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This weeks results can be found here:

A link to this week's photo's can be found here:

Next week we are celebrating Christmas with a festive run.  Please arrive in your Christmas Jumpers / Christmas Outfits.

Latest milestone report:



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