About parkruns in and around Leeds

What are parkruns?

parkruns are free, weekly, 5km timed events. Organised by volunteers who love running, parkruns are friendly and sociable events, for all abilities, that take place every week in local parks and public spaces. You just need to register before your very first parkrun.


Leeds now has more events

parkrun in Leeds has grown since our first event in Woodhouse Moor started in October 2007. There are now more across the region. Once you've registered with us, you can take part at any of our events - no need to re-register!

All parkrun events start at 9.00am. We look forward to welcoming you along, but please be sure to bring a printed copy of your barcode (phones don't scan) if you want a time.

Woodhouse Moor parkrun, Leeds

The first parkrun outside of London, and one of the first ever parkrun events. Enjoy a fantastic run in Woodhouse Moor.

This event used to be 'Leeds parkrun', but because of the number of events in the area, it changed name to Woodhouse Moor parkrun in early 2015.

Full details on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun website.


Roundhay parkrun

A fantastic event in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Full details on the Roundhay parkrun website.


Temple Newsam parkrun

A two lap course of Temple Newsam Estate.

Full details on the Temple Newsam parkrun website.


Cross Flatts parkrun

Two and a half laps of Cross Flatts park.

Full details on the Cross Flatts parkrun website.


Bramley parkrun

Four loops of Bramley park.

Full details on the Bramley parkrun website.


Armley parkrun

Three laps on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass.

Full details on the Armley parkrun website.


... and nearby

There are a growing number of parkruns in the area, part of the growing UK and worldwide parkrun family. Within 10 miles there are also Oakwell Hall, Bradford, Horton Park, Dewsbury, and Wakefield Thornes parkruns. See the full UK events list and click on 'Yorkshire and Humberside' for many more!

Sign Up

Start running this weekend!

All parkruns are free but you must register in advance. Once registered with parkrun, you can participate in any of our events at any time without letting us know that you are coming. If you want to be a parkrunner, you will need to register once only. Help us to help you. All our events are free and organised by volunteers.

sign up for parkrun

Looking for your barcode?

If you have already registered, and are looking for your barcode, we can send you a link to your barcode by email.


Do something fantastic

Our parkruns only happen because of the time and enthusiasm of our volunteers - runners like you who love their parkrun and are keen to help, support and grow our grass roots community events. To get involved yourself, see the 'Volunteer' page on the event website, or have a chat with the volunteers on Saturday about getting involved.

Supporting clubs

Clubs are very welcome to use parkruns to recruit new members - more than half of parkrunners are unattached.

parkrun encourages and publicises local clubs at parkrun events through links on the parkrun event website and other ways. Our experience, with many examples, is that a local parkrun generates increased club members.

Contact the local parkrun event.

Supporting local races

Race organisers are very welcome to use parkruns to publicise their events, through links on parkrun websites and through publicity at events (with the advance permission of the parkrun event director, in case of local park bye-laws etc). Experience shows that events longer than 5k attract more runners if publicised at local parkruns. Contact the local parkrun event.