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About Us

Bedford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Bedford Park, Park Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7SS. 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 The Pavilion - 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.

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.

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
2020-01-12maria rutgersBedford£50.00£50.00£0.00
2020-01-03Daniel EmkesBedford£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for all the fun!
2019-09-26Lisa WrightBedford£15.00£15.00£0.00Thank you Bedford parkrun! Please use this to buy a selfie frame! With love from Lisa & Olly Wright, Davina & Hamish Galloway, Clare & Sam Keir and Louise Campbell xx
2019-07-29Janet DickinsonBedford£25.00£25.00£0.00A gift from a Muggle as a thank you for finding his wallet
2019-01-04maria rutgersBedford£50.00£50.00£0.00Great work!
2018-01-03maria rutgersBedford£50.00£50.00£0.00many thanks to the low-viz core team for keeping the show on the road
2017-01-01maria rutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50
2016-12-02Linton GuiseBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50We really enjoyed our first run!
2016-10-18Adrian TilleyBedford£3.00£2.55£0.45AED
2016-04-30James SurteesBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-04maria rutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you for making it happen week in week out
2015-01-18Maria RutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you for making it happen week in week out
2014-11-23Howard SmithBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50For Bedford Parkrun
2014-07-11Maria RutgersBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you volunteers for making it happen week in week out
2013-09-18arthur grimmettBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-07-14arthur grimmettBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-06-18Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-05Howard SmithBedford£20.00£17.00£3.00Parkrun is a fantastic event - happy to support its growth.
2013-05-05Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-04-27Matt BowmerBedford£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-03-30Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-09-01Nicholas OsborneBedford£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-09-01mark fussellBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-06-30Daniel CocksBedford£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-06-27Katarina DarcyBedford£250.00£212.50£37.50
2012-04-28Iain StottBedford£5.00£4.25£0.75


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-11-15Bedford£37.80telephone charges
2016-04-19Bedford£152.80Replacement laptop
2017-03-07Bedford£190.79PA system
2019-08-14Bedford£20.00Quiet Sign(s)
2019-11-12Bedford£15.00Selfie frame