Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

About us

Colchester junior parkrun is a FREE 2km event for junior runners of all standards, which takes place every Sunday at 9:00am in Old Heath Recreation Ground, Old Heath Road, Colchester CO1 2ER. See our home page for more details.

The 2k timed run can be whatever you want it to be, whether for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the family to get involved and come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park. 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 in advance before your first ever parkrun. Your individual barcode can then be used for this weekly 2k run, or on any of the weekly 5k parkruns around the country.

The junior parkrun is a great way to get involved and introduce yourselves to a sport without any of the normal outside pressures. A great way to improve health, confidence and to enjoy a great location. It can also be part of getting fit for sport for your school or to train for a specific target such as the Mini-Marathon trials, or for a full 5k parkrun distance. In short, you are welcome to come along and have fun.

  • Colchester Borough Council:

  • Active Essex:

    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
    2018-06-08david wignallColchester juniors£180.00£180.00£0.00
    2018-06-05Christopher CornesColchester juniors£600.00£600.00£0.00This is to buy a new defibrillator for the Colchester junior Parkrun. Saw the request by Karrianne in todays Colchester Gazette. Children are our future. Good luck.
    2018-06-05hadrian summerscalesColchester juniors£20.00£20.00£0.00For your defibrillator fund - I hope you never need to use it.
    2017-05-13Karen MulhollandColchester juniors£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-05-12Deborah PembertonColchester juniors£10.00£10.00£0.00Colchester junior parkrun - for a new junior parkrun flag
    2017-05-12Santel WiddowsonColchester juniors£10.00£10.00£0.00For the flag st Colchester junior parkrun, from the Widdowson family.
    2017-05-11Hannah HuntColchester juniors£15.00£15.00£0.00For the new parkrun flag at Colchester
    2017-05-09Stewart ChambersColchester juniors£10.00£10.00£0.00For the flag from the Chambers family
    2017-05-08Michael SimmansColchester juniors£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-08Alison NevilleColchester juniors£5.00£5.00£0.00From the Neville's for the flag
    2017-05-08RHIANNA WOODColchester juniors£5.00£5.00£0.00Colchester park run new flag
    2017-05-08wm ungColchester juniors£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-08Karen LauenborgColchester juniors£5.00£5.00£0.00COLCHESTER PARKRUN JUNIOR DONATION
    2017-05-08CHC KEITCHColchester juniors£10.00£10.00£0.00For the new flag.


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-09-12Colchester juniors£18.45Plastic stakes
    2018-11-02Colchester juniors£74.38Hi viz jackets
    2018-12-06Colchester juniors£3.99Batteries
    2019-01-18Colchester juniors£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-19Colchester juniors£19.00flyers
    2020-03-18Colchester juniors£12.00Whistles
    2021-03-21Colchester juniors£4.99Hand sanitiser