Christmas Day 2019

We will be holding an extra parkrun on Christmas day at the usual time of 9am.

We usually receive a high number of visitors that are new to our parkrun so if you would like to help point them in the right direction then please do get in contact to volunteer.

From previous experience we offer this top tip for Christmas morning parkrunning

- DO NOT leave your very expensive new coat given to you by your in-laws at the bandstand after parkrun. Especially if dinner is at the in-laws this year.


Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns

As long as we get enough volunteers, we will be having a parkrun on Christmas Day and New Year's Day  -both at 0900.  They will be parkrun -lite, that is there will be little signage around the course which will be our modified normal route as the Winter Wonderland is still using the Upper Park.  On New Year's day only, parkrun allow runners to register two parkruns - so if you want you will be able to run at Colchester and then either Chantry Park, Ipswich or Chelmsford, both of which will be having their parkrun on New Year's Day at 1030.

If you would like to volunteer on either of these days, do please e mail



We will be holding our Christmas Day parkrun at 09:00 from the Bandstand as usual and at the usual time and look forward to seeing you - dressed in festive gear!


Christmas Day parkrun

We will be holding a Christmas Day parkrun using the usual "yellow" route starting at the Castle Park bandstand at 09:00 on Christmas Day Morning. There will be a minimal support team (so as many as possible can run) and no signage (we hope you know the course by now!). Any Santa Claus's going off duty are very welcome to join us!

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