About Us

Great Cornard parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Great Cornard Sports Centre, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0JU. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run 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, male or female, young or old, 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 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 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 Sports Centre Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.

  • Great Cornard Parish Council: The local authority were fully supportive of our event.

  • Great Cornard Sports Centre: The management team of the sports centre are hugely supportive of our event and look forward to meeting you all.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    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
    2019-03-17Mike DruryGreat Cornard£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-16Paul WalkerGreat Cornard£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-06Run to the BeatGreat Cornard£250.00£250.00£0.00Donation
    2015-09-12Emma RuaneGreat Cornard£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-10-25Suffolk NHSGreat Cornard£250.00£212.50£37.50donation
    2014-03-09rob daviesGreat Cornard£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-08-15Great Cornard£185.11shed & accessories
    2015-02-27Great Cornard£26.44annual awards
    2017-05-08Great Cornard£42.99Correx signs
    2017-05-08Great Cornard£57.15Awards
    2018-02-21Great Cornard£41.73Awards for birthday event
    2019-07-03Great Cornard£120.00Pacer bibs