7th March – Bring along a friend and wear purple if you can, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day 7th March.

It has been said before that Conkers parkrun is full of enthusiasm and encouragement. Infact we are often onboard with anything that will open the parkrun door to others.

On Saturday 7th March International Women’s Day is celebrated at parkrun. It would be great if you would join us and bring along a female family member, colleague or friend. As always you can volunteer, walk, run or a combination of all options. If you want to come along and watch you can, although we would encourage you to walk your way around the course and get a real feel of parkrun.

There are many reasons people are reluctant to come along for that 1st time, it is normally linked to the person's expectations and perception of the unknown and parkrun. We can show you, that you will not be too slow, your age isn’t important, you don’t need to come along in a group and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t volunteered before. We will be pleased to see you.

At Conkers, we have a walking group leader, you can walk ahead or drop behind, the pace is yours. The final finishers are always our tail walkers. As long as you are moving forward that is all we ask. Actually we ask 2 things, that you move forwards and that you register with parkrun and bring along your printed barcode. Although if you are a last minute decider you can take part without a barcode, it means your name won’t appear in the results. On 7th March we ask a 3rd thing, if you are able to, please wear purple to show your support for #IWD.

See you at 8.45 for the first timers briefing. Please join us afterwards for a drink in the cafe.

Take a look at the link below and get yourself a barcode, #DFYB

I have not registered with parkrun before.
Take me to the UK registration form




4th Birthday run – Fancy Dress

Party Cake
At 9am (ish) on Saturday 16th April 2011 in a car park in Moira history was made and Conkers parkrun was born. From just 30 runners at event 1 last year we welcomed 433 finishers through the funnel, in 2013 it was 323, in 2012 it was 128.

To celebrate Conkers parkrun turning 4 years old the core team would like to invite all runners, volunteers and spectators to come in fancy dress. This is optional but strongly encouraged. There is no theme this year, whatever takes your fancy. At previous birthdays we have had some fantastic efforts.

The only rule - albeit our birthday no birthday suits or mankinis we are a family event!


We would love to break last years birthday attendance record! Has it been a while since you last ran at Conkers, have you lost your barcode? Get a reminder of your links here Do you have a friend or family member you could bring along to take part? If new to parkrun they can register here.

For some inspiration/ reflection here are some previous years efforts.........


4th Birthday Celebration

Party Cake
Conkers parkrun will be soon celebrating its fourth birthday and to mark this special occasion as in previous years we are having a party!

The 'barcode bash' (the only time you don't actually need to bring your barcode...) will be held on Friday 17th April 2015 at Conkers Discovery (Rawdon Road main entrance).

The do starts at 7.30pm and is £15 per head (no concessions).

The event includes a buffet and music,  and guarantees a great social night out, a chance to get to know other runners and the winners of the annual points competition will be announced along with other awards such as 'Runners Runner' as voted by you recently.

Tickets available from Andrew Harris.

Don't miss out!



Valentines Day Doniswives takeover!

To celebrate our love for parkrun, get your heart racing with 5km on Valentine's Day!

It's a Doniswives takeover, which means all the volunteer roles will be covered by those loveable ladies of Donisthorpe (and a few friends from Moira!)

Dig out your pink and red clothing and let's show everyone just why our hearts belong to parkrun!




Red, White and Blue Twist Event This Weekend

Conkers has decided to stage a Red, White and Blue 'Twist' Event to celebrate the Queens Jubilee this Saturday. Please come dressed to impress and join us for tea and cake afterwards in the gallery.


Summer Solstice Freedom EVent

Please join us for a specially arranged 'Freedom' run to mark the longest day of the year. Dont forget though, you can run our course anytime you want and log your efforts online via your parkrun profile

The event will mark the 1st staging of Conkers parkrun extra, an additional loop around Sarahs Wood for those that want to go the extra mile.

If the weathers nice (fingers crossed) i reckon its BBQ and beer all the way after we finish somewhere!!!



Upcoming Conkers ‘Twist’ Events

There is a busy calendar of special 'twist' events coming up over the next few months.

Saturday April 14th- We will be celebrating our 52nd event with a fancy dress special followed by our 1st birthday awards evening at Hood Park Leisure Centre from 7:30pm onwards. If you would like to come, tickets are a fiver per person (please see Andrew for further details)

Monday April 16th- 1st Birthday Freedom Run. Our first ever freedom run will take place to mark our actual birthday. Come and join us at 7pm.

Saturday April 21st- St Georges Day 'Twist' to celebrate all things English. Shall we have a bake off afterwards? Please come dressed in your best interpretation of what you consider to be English

Saturday May 5th- FA Cup Final 'Twist'. Time to dig out that old football shirt you never wear anymore. Does anyone want to dribble a ball round all the way?

Wednesday June 20th- Summer Solstice Freedom Run- To mark the longest day of 2012 will be staging only are 2nd ever freedom run. The event will also host the first ever Conkers parkrun extra 'twist' which includes a loop around Sarah' Wood for those that want to go the extra mile.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at conkersdirector@parkrun.com

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