On Thursday, 12 November, Highbury Fields parkrun turns 9! Since that first day, with 35 finishers and 6 volunteers, more than 16,000 finishers and more than 650 volunteers have participated at 441 events!

While our birthday might not be exactly what we imagined it might be, we're still going to celebrate. Won't you join us?

Here's the plan!

1. Let's make a run (or walk, jog, skip) for the (not) parkrun leaderboard on 15th November! Simply complete a 5km anytime between Monday, 9 November and Sunday, 15 November, wherever you are. You just need to upload the time by Midnight, on Sunday, the 15th. Find all the details on (not) parkrun here

2. Help us continue our birthday tradition of supporting the Islington Food Bank. One of the things we love the most about this community the generous, giving spirit. People are in need, more than ever, of the services and support provided by local food banks. While Islington Food Bank can not accept physical donations at this time, you can make a financial donation using this link, or use the drop-offs found in some of our local shops.

3. Post pictures of your (not) parkrun to social, with the tag #happybirthdayHFparkrun. We've missed seeing all of you every Saturday. Like many, we can't wait until we can all safely take to the fields and do 5 and a bit laps. Until then, we love seeing all your faces on social!

Happy Birthday, Highbury Fields parkrun!

HF parkrun birthday Twitter


Celebrating 8 years of Highbury Fields parkrun on November 9th


On November 9th we will be celebrating 8 years of Highbury Fields parkrun.

As in previous years, we are asking you to bring food items that we can donate to the Islington Foodbank. For more information, take a look here They have a list of essential items needed on an ongoing basis, so if you can bring any of these they will be extremely grateful.

We are also pleased to confirm that we will have pacers available to pace parkrunners from 19 to 40 minutes. So if you are targeting a new PB, this could be your day.

Watch this space & social media for updates as we get closer to the event. There is currently a rumour that some parkrunners are considering dusting off their 8-ies clothing...think leg-warmers, shoulders pads and sparkly disco flares!

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th.

The Highbury Fields parkrun core volunteer team


Christmas & New Year events

Christmas & New Year events

Christmas 2017

Good news! Highbury Fields parkrun will be hosting extra events again on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, both at 9am. New Year's Day is the only day of the year where participants are allowed to 'do the double' and get credits for two separate parkruns. As in previous years, our friends down at Southwark parkrun (a short hop down the overground line) will be hosting their New Year event at 10:30 and there'll be lots of us doing both.

Please email us if you'd like to volunteer on either day!

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