About Us

Great Denham parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Queen Eleanor Drive, Great Denham, Bedford, MK40 4SQ. 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, 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 Eatery - 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.

  • Gale Family Charity Trust:

  • The Harpur Trust:

  • Rotary Club of De Parys:

  • Bedford Harriers:

    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
    2018-02-01VariousGreat Denham£1300.00£1300.00£0.00Excess start up funding


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-02-16Great Denham£674.00AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 350P
    2018-02-16Great Denham£674.00AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 360P
    2017-02-16Great Denham£-674.00Correction
    2018-02-16Great Denham£674.00AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 360P
    2018-02-16Great Denham£-674.00Correction
    2018-06-14Great Denham£4.12Velcro straps for signage
    2018-06-14Great Denham£19.99Weatherproof clipboard
    2018-06-14Great Denham£11.64Bumbag for tokens
    2018-06-14Great Denham£2.00Raffle tickets
    2018-06-14Great Denham£27.99Picnic table
    2018-06-18Great Denham£89.00No parking signs and stakes
    2018-07-27Great Denham£41.66Trolley
    2018-07-27Great Denham£20.82Trolley wheels
    2018-07-27Great Denham£17.13Hammer & chisel
    2019-01-25Great Denham£21.00Measuring wheel and storage fastner
    2019-09-27Great Denham£18.08Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
    2020-02-24Great Denham£15.00Selfie frame