Local races you may want to try – 2019

If parkrun has whetted your appetite for running, then here's a list of local runs to Coventry parkrun that you may wish to try. It's a rough guide, but if you think there are any missing then let us know at: coventryoffice@parkrun.com

Resolution Run Coventry 2019 - Sunday 3 March 2019

Coventy Half Marathon - Sunday 24 March 2019

Warwickshire 5km Colour Fun Run for Macmillan Cancer Support - Sunday 7 April 2019

MFRC Tractor 10k - Monday 22 April 2019

Coventry Sprint Triathlon - 19 May 2019

Coventry & Warwickshire Pretty Muddy 5k 2019 - 29 June 2019

Coventry & Warwickshire 10k 2019 - 30 June 2019

Northbrook 10k - Sunday 14 July 2019

Kenilworth Half Marathon - 1 September 2019


Local races you may want to try

If parkrun has whetted your appetite for running, then here's a list of local runs to Coventry parkrun that you may wish to try. It's a rough guide, but if you think there are any missing then let us know at: coventryOffice@parkrun.com

Warwick Castle Half Marathon

22 March - 2015

Massey Ferguson Runners Club Easter 5

5 April 2015

Leamington Regency 10k

19 April 2015

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon

26 April 2015

Kenilworth Festival Races

4 May 2015


24 May 2015


14 June 2015


17 June 2015


21 June 2015

Stratford Summer 6 mile

27 June 2015


12 July 2015


19 August 2015


(TBC) 2015


(TBC) 2015

Kenilworth Half Marathon

6 September 2015

Stratford's big 10k

(TBC) 2015

Rugby 10 Mile

27 September 2015

Warwick Relays

(TBC) 2015

Coventry Godiva Harriers New Year 5 Mile Road Race

TBC - December 2015

Sphinx AC Coombe 8

TBC November 2015

The Myton Hospices Coventry Santa Dash

TBC December 2015

UHCW Charity - Jingle Jog, Ryton Pools and Country Park

TBC December 2015

The Myton Hospices Warwick Santa Dash

TBC December 2015

Massey Runners Pace-Race

TBC - 2016

Coventry half marathon

TBC March - 2016


First posted: January 31, 2011


Dates for your diary – 2014 (Coventry parkrun cancellations)

There will be no Coventry parkrun on:

24 May - No parkrun other event in the park
5 July - No parkrun other event in the park
2 August - No parkrun other event in the park

If you do try out another parkrun please make sure to read the individual parkrun website for information. Not all parkruns are the same!


Godiva Rides Again – be there!

On Saturday 10 August 2013 Godiva will make her triumphant return to her home town Coventry aboard her Cyclopedia with a cavalcade of cyclists, walkers and runners joining her on Coventry’s iconic ring road.

Throughout the day cyclists of all abilities are invited to take part in two Ride the Ring Road waves during the morning before joining Godiva’s cavalcade.

Ride the Ring Road will be followed by the Godiva Cavalcade with a procession of walkers, runners and cyclists who will join Godiva as she completes a single lap of honour around the ring road on her Cyclopedia as part of her homecoming celebrations.

No pre-registration is required to take part in the Cavalcade but as places are limited it is suggested that participants do pre-register to avoid disappointment.

The event is open to all ages, walkers, runners and cyclists must be a minimum of 8 years old and participants aged 12 and under must be accompanied by two responsible persons aged 16 plus on a one to two basis, two adults to one child. There is no upper age limit and the event is completely free!

To find out more and to register go to www.imagineerproductions.co.uk


The Sphinx AC Summer 5

Image: The Sphinx AC Summer 5Entries are now being taken for the Sphinx AC Summer 5. The race takes place at 19:45 on Wednesday 29 June in the Coventry Memorial Park.

In recognition of the value that parkrun has brought to the local running scene and also to encourage some of the experienced-but-unaffiliated runners to try a slightly further distance in a more competitive environment Sphinx AC are offering unaffiliated parkrunners a discounted entry of £8.

The £8 entry only applies to face-to-face registrations taken on Saturday 18 and 25 June at the Memorial Park (ie it doesn't apply to mailed-in, on-the-day or online entries).

Sphinx AC will have an information/registration desk at the finish area of the Coventry parkrun on Saturday 18 June and Saturday 25 June

All entries on the day will £10.


Coventry parkrun Run Free – 4 June 2011

Come along to the Coventry parkrun "run free" Event and join others for a great morning in the War Memorial Park.


The Coventry parkrun “Run Free” day is parkrun with a twist! The twist is that we are looking to see how many first timers we can get to take part on this day and we will celebrate with a bring-and-share picnic style breakfast/brunch after the parkrun. Bring a picnic rug and some tasty treats and drink to share after the parkrun.


This event is supported by one of the parkrun sponsors Lucozade and hopefully we will have a representative on the day who will give out some Lucozade goodies.


We want you to have a fun morning and it will therefore be a fancy dress run and we encourage you to join in - of course this is optional!


The parkrun that embraces run free the most (so we want to see lots of runners in fancy dress, cakes, biscuits, that extra bit of sparkle!) will receive a special prize –parkrun PLUS!! Two weeks after run free we will invite Olympian Liz Yelling to start your event, provide product and medals for all your runners, a bag drop area, refreshments, photographer, pacers and much more!!


Not stopping there however, for an individual touch Lucozade are also creating a special photo gallery on facebook to showcase what runners wore to your parkrun on Saturday 4 June. The best one as selected by our panel of esteemed judges will win a Sweatshop voucher worth £150!


We will run the event in exactly the same way that we usually do. Everyone taking part needs to be registered and must bring their personal barcode to the event to ensure their run is recorded.


Invite your family and friends to take part or support you at Coventry parkrun run free on 4 June, it will be a great time for friends and families to get together and celebrate parkrun and hopefully the sun will shine!


Sphinx cross-country event, Saturday 15 January

 A message from Sphinx AC (http://www.sphinx.org.uk)

"Sphinx AC are hosting the next Birmingham & District Cross Country meeting (third division) at Wyken Croft on Saturday 15 January. The general public can't enter this race but it's a great (free!) spectator event.
The women's race starts at 1:45pm and the men's race starts at 2:30pm.
It'd be great to get some support from our parkrun friends, as a well-timed cheer really can spur you on if you're starting to flag a bit!
If you're interested in getting into cross country then the best way in is by joining a club such as Sphinx AC. Just ask any of the marshals or runners at the event or any Saturday morning at the parkrun. We're the ones in blue and yellow and we don't bite!"

Orienteering around War Memorial Park, Coventry, 8 January

Orienteering around Memorial Park, Coventry, 8 January - starts from just after 10am until 12noon

After your parkrun on Saturday why not have a go at Orienteering around the War Memorial Park navigating using a specially drawn map and compass? Courses are from 1k - 6k. Ideal for beginners and families. see http://octavian-droobers.org for details or tel: 01926 632189. 



Knowle Fun Run – Sunday 15 May 2011

Entries are now open for the Knowle Fun Run. This takes place on Sunday 15 May 2011. It's a 5 mile fun run and a mini run. Why not get together with some other parkrunners and enter as a team? (4 runners per team, enter as many teams as you like)


Full details at: http://www.knowlefunrun.org.uk

Poster at: http://www.knowlefunrun.org.uk/downloads/funrun_poster.pdf


Coventry Godiva Harriers Autumnal 5 Mile Road Race, Friday 27 August

Coventry Godiva Harriers 
Autumnal 5 Mile Road Race, Friday 27 August at 6.45 in the Memorial Park

Further details on website: http://www.coventry-godiva-harriers.org.uk/

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