About Us

Hatfield Forest parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in National Trust Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM22 6NE. 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 Forest 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.


  • Active Essex: County Sports Partnership

  • 1life: Leisure provider for Uttlesford

  • Uttlesford District Council: Local authority

  • Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund: Community fund for Stansted Airport

  • Bishop's Stortford Running Club: Local running club


    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 Febraury 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.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2016-12-11Robin NewmanHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-09Christopher CooperHatfield Forest£300.00£255.00£45.00"For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED Fundraising"
    2016-12-06Heather DayHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For AED fund
    2016-12-05Kate PittsHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED
    2016-12-04Francesca PalmerHatfield Forest£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-03Nicholas YeadonHatfield Forest£100.00£85.00£15.00for Hatfield forest AED
    2016-12-03keith kestertonHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-12-02Martin LockHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-12-01Stephen SaundersHatfield Forest£25.00£21.25£3.75For AED fund.
    2016-11-30Stephen SaundersHatfield Forest£50.00£42.50£7.50For AED fund
    2016-11-29Ian HillHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-29Oliver LastHatfield Forest£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-11-29Gary JonesHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-29Thomas WhayHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-29Serena BeresfordHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-27Russell M KingHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00AED Fund
    2016-11-26Ellen BrooksHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-24Alec LodgeHatfield Forest£30.00£25.50£4.50For Hatfield forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-24Dominic HerringtonHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-24Theresa BurkeHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-22Simon WallaceHatfield Forest£40.00£34.00£6.00
    2016-11-22J L BonserHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-22John EtherdenHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50AED fundraising
    2016-11-22Dana SmithHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-22Justin JamesHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-22Lucinda RhodesHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75Hatfield forest defibrillator please.
    2016-11-22AnonymousHatfield Forest£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-11-21Scott CadzowHatfield Forest£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2016-11-21Janet LyeHatfield Forest£30.00£25.50£4.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-21Peter BeattyHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-21lara WheeldonHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50Hatfield forest park run aed
    2016-11-20Darren WomackHatfield Forest£30.00£25.50£4.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-19Chris ChewHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-18Alex HerbertHatfield Forest£15.00£12.75£2.25For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-18Christopher ConnellHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-18Patricia PooleHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation for Hatfield Forest AED
    2016-11-17Tim CheshireHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-11-17Melanie WatsonHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-16Caroline RoundHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-15Sandra PavittHatfield Forest£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2016-11-15andrew thomsonHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75For Hatfield forest Park Run AED
    2016-11-15Jane HitchHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest park run AED
    2016-11-15Danny BeazleyHatfield Forest£25.00£21.25£3.75For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-11-15Rachel AlexanderHatfield Forest£15.00£12.75£2.25For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-15Luke ShepherdHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-15Julie WitchallsHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-11-15Vic GiblingHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED
    2016-11-14Benjamin PickfordHatfield Forest£25.00£21.25£3.75For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-14Jane TillotsonHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-14Brian OwenHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75For Hatfield forest aed
    2016-11-14Simon LathamHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-14Patrick ChappelHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-14keith phillipsHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest Parkrun AED fundraising
    2016-11-14jason hastyHatfield Forest£20.00£17.00£3.00For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-14andrea edwardsHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED
    2016-11-14Chris HoltHatfield Forest£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hatfield Forest parkrun AED fundraising
    2015-05-29jason hastyHatfield Forest£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-23Paul ScofieldHatfield Forest£250.00£212.50£37.50On behalf of Bishop's Stortford Running Club
    2015-03-03SE CranmerHatfield Forest£214.01£181.91£32.10

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-06-06Hatfield Forest£119.982 way radio set
    2016-12-20Hatfield Forest£445.00Outdoor heated defib cabinet
    2016-11-29Hatfield Forest£815.95 AED - PAD SAMARITAN DEFIBRILLATOR SAM500P WITH CPR ADVISOR
    2017-01-30Hatfield Forest£-201.75Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2017-04-07Hatfield Forest£79.16PA system
    2017-07-13Hatfield Forest£94.99PA system
    2018-01-12Hatfield Forest£197.08Transfer to Castle Park parkrun