All 5k events in this country are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For further details please see here.

About Us

Heartwood Forest parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heartwood Forest, High Street, Sandridge, St Albans, AL4 9DQ. 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 Heartwood Tearooms - 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 St Albans:

  • Herts Sports Partnership:

  • Woodland Trust:

    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
    2017-11-07e williamsHeartwood Forest£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-06Andrew van HeiningenHeartwood Forest£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-11-06Johanna HoulahanHeartwood Forest£10.00£10.00£0.00To help buy equipment for marshalling.
    2017-11-06Carole PittsHeartwood Forest£10.00£10.00£0.00Help to pay for waterproof clipboard !
    2017-11-06Peter MooreHeartwood Forest£24.00£24.00£0.00
    2017-11-06Paul GuyHeartwood Forest£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-26St Albans StridersHeartwood Forest£225.00£225.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-05-17Harpenden Arrows RCHeartwood Forest£450.00£450.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-05-17Wheathampstead WarriersHeartwood Forest£225.00£225.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-05-12Garden City RunnersHeartwood Forest£225.00£225.00£0.00For AED fund


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-05-19Heartwood Forest£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2019-01-14Heartwood Forest£393.05Event fund transferred to Jersey Farm parkrun