International Women’s Day (7th Mar 2020) #IWD, #TGC



Hi everyone

Hartlepool parkrun will you be staging a special event for International Women's Day on Saturday 7th March 2020.  This event will be supported by the This Girl Can campaign, and parkrun UK partners Sport England. Research shows  that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world. 

We are asking everyone to bring another female along to parkrun with them be it your best mate, a work colleage or a family member. Make sure they are registered and have printed off their barcodes and bring their barcodes with them. You are also welcome to wear purple, which is the colour parkrun UK have selected for this event or a combination or purple, green and white (colours of the suffragettes).  Also, as it is the first Saturday of the month we will still be holding our parkrun pacers day.

Please join us for this event.


Hartlepool parkrun core team




New Year’s Day parkrun at Hartlepool

New years day


New Years Day is the only time you can record two parkruns in one day therefore here at Hartlepool parkrun we are teaming up with our good friends at Cotsford Field's parkrun to create a parkrun double delight!!  This was such a huge sucess last year.  Start off at Cotsford Fields parkrun in Horden at 9am, then make your way over to Hartlepool parkrun for a 10.30am start. 

Both parkruns rely on volunteersd to make this event happen, therefore if you would like to volunteer please get in touch.


Angela Lawlor

ED Hartlepool parkrun


Christmas Day parkrun 2019


We can confirm that we will be hosting a special parkrun on Christmas Day, which this year is on a Wednesday.  This is in additon to to our usual parkruns on Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th December.  On Christmas day we will be starting at the usual time of 9am.  Fancy dress is a must.  Lets brighten up the promonade in a sea of festive colours.

We can only go ahead with this event if we have the volunteers, so please get in touch if you are available to volunteer on Christmas day.



Angela Lawlor


IMPORTANT NOTICE – Saturday 17th August 2019

Info for Saturday
There will be a race taking place at the same time as parkrun (part of the Big Lime event). I have talked to the organiser and decided that parkrun can go ahead, but there are a few things to be aware of:

- Parking will be restricted - we can not park on the roundabout car park or Maritime Avenue, so best to travel by other means if possible. If you need to come by car it is probably easiest to park at Newburn Bridge car park and walk along the prom to the start.  Please allow extra time to get to the start line for 9AM prompt!!

- The race route follows the parkrun course along the prom so we are likely to be overtaken by the faster racers, so please keep to the sides and be aware of runners coming up behind and let them pass.

- The Big Lime Runners have a different (earlier) turn point, and they will leave the prom at the roundabout car park, so don't follow them!  I'll cover this in the pre-run briefing too.

Please share this information to other people who you may know who are planning on running at Hartlepool parkrun this Saturday.  This information is also on our Facebook page.  We have no way of emailing all our registered runners.

See you on Saturday!



Hartlepool parkrun cancelled 02/02/2019

Morning everyone.

Due to at least 1k of the route not safe to run on due to ice and other parts being pass able with care, I have taken the decision to cancel todays parkrun in the interests of everyone's safety.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Angela Lawlor
Event Director.

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