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About Us

Ellenbrook Fields parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Ellenbrook Fields, a privately owned nature reserve which IS adjacent to the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village outdoor pitches on de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. To access Ellenbrook Fields, you can park in the main de Havilland campus entrance, off Mosquito Way and make the short walk. 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 Herts Sports Village café, just inside THE main entrance - 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.

  • Herts Sports Partnership: The Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership works alongside numerous partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, bringing together expertise, resources and ideas from all parts of the sports, health and physical activity arena in Hertfordshire and beyond. They are an active supporter and contributor to Ellenbrook Fields parkrun.

  • Old Hatfield Ladies Running Club: This?award-winning, friendly club began life after a chance meeting of runners in Hatfield Park in 2013, and has steadily grown in membership while maintaining its aim of women supporting other women to be the best they can. Oh Ladies caters for all levels from beginners pulling on a pair of running shoes for the first time, to seasoned marathon runners.

    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
    2019-07-24Hatfield Town CouncilEllenbrook Fields£500.00£500.00£0.00Donation
    2018-06-25Alison NormanEllenbrook Fields£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-11-15Matthias ReifEllenbrook Fields£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-11-02Chris LeppardEllenbrook Fields£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2017-04-06Maria BlytheEllenbrook Fields£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2016-03-17University of HertsEllenbrook Fields£1000.00£850.00£150.00Donation


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-09-19Ellenbrook Fields£105.00parkrun flag
    2019-05-17Ellenbrook Fields£83.61Storage box, first aid kit, ice packs, safety pins, guide bibs and waterproof clipboard
    2019-06-27Ellenbrook Fields£214.99Permanent Start line post, Re-usable coffee mugs, Step ladder
    2019-08-14Ellenbrook Fields£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2020-02-10Ellenbrook Fields£10.00Quiet Signs (1)
    2020-03-26Ellenbrook Fields£15.00Selfie frame