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About Us

Luton Wardown parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HA. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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, regardless of age or gender, 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 run, jog or walk 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 Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new 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.

  • Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club : Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club (LTICC) is a well established club with over 200 player/members from Luton and surrounding areas. We are a non-profit making organisation that boasts fantastic facilities where games are scheduled during the cricket season.

  • Team Beds and Luton : Our motto is 'activity for life'. To achieve this we bring together a range of groups including local authorities, national governing bodies, coaches, clubs, volunteers and many more to develop a strong sporting infrastructure that ensures sport and physical activity is easily accessible by all sections of the local community.

  • Stopsley Striders: Stopsley Striders jogging club was formed in 1982 and has a membership of more than 200, of all abilities. County champions to those who just run to keep fit or just to complete a fun run. Our main aim is to keep running fun and to enjoy ourselves.

  • Dunstable Road Runners : Dunstable Road Runners is a small and friendly running club with more than 100 members. They cater for competitive and social runners of all abilities aged 15 and over.

  • Luton Borough Council Public Health Team: Our responsibility is to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

    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
    2020-01-26Paul BradyLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Amrik SinghLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For the defibrillator appeal
    2019-06-02Amanda RankinLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Michael GilesLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Thomas DarbyLuton Wardown£300.00£300.00£0.00On behalf of Stopsley Striders for Park Run AED
    2019-06-01Mark LayzellLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-06-01Maria KukharevaLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-31Paul GilesLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-30Daniella CheckleyLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-30Andrew NormanLuton Wardown£50.00£50.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Parkrun AED Appeal
    2019-05-30Geoffrey WhiteLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-30Rickey AvisLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-29Anthony GreenLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-29samantha collettLuton Wardown£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2019-05-29Liz EvansLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-29Richard PikeLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-29Lesley LawrenceLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00For Luton Parkrun AED
    2019-05-29David WynnLuton Wardown£50.00£50.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-29Colin AdamLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-28Paul BradyLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Leslie RoddLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Park Run AED
    2019-05-22pravin mistryLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-20David AdamLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00Luton Wardown AED
    2019-05-19Samantha AldorinoLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-19helen DouglasLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-19tracey LawrenceLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-19Julia ToffaLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-19Martin BayfieldLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00for Luton Wardown AED appeal
    2019-05-18Janice KingLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-17Louise MaikovskyLuton Wardown£15.00£15.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-16Brian MurrayLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator fund
    2019-05-16steve GoodeLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-16Nicola AbubackerLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For AED
    2019-05-15Richard EvansLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator Appeal
    2019-05-15Louise CrosbyLuton Wardown£30.00£30.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-15Gordon McCullochLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-14John YoungLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Parkrun AED Appeal
    2019-05-14M NobleLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Luton wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-14Meriel AscottLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Luton Wardown Parkrun AED
    2019-05-13Kate NealeLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-13Claire FarrowLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Donate for defibrillater
    2019-05-12Allan KirkLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-12Kaleigh GloverLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Park AED
    2019-05-11Helene EvansLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Frank HirdLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Parkrun AED
    2019-05-11Martin FallonLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Luton Wardown Parkrun AED
    2019-05-11Mathew DaviesLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-11Hassan MarrieLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-11Finbar WillisLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-11Heather RobinsonLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown Parkrun AED fund
    2019-05-11Yvette GlackenLuton Wardown£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Deborah BaileyLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-10Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-10Emma CaswellLuton Wardown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-05-10E G LutterodtLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00For Luton Wardown parkrun AED
    2019-05-10graham crouchLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00For Luton wardown park run AED
    2019-03-02jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator
    2019-02-26David BrownLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00AED donation
    2019-02-25Rickey AvisLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-14Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 3rd birthday for 15th April 2018
    2018-04-11jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy birthday to Wardown parkrun.
    2018-01-24jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-21jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Merry Christmas to you all. It was such a great year to be part of Luton Wardown parkrun.
    2017-11-28jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-29jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-25jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-01jane kamauLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-09David BrownLuton Wardown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00New PB for me! Thank you parkrun.
    2017-04-16Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 2nd Birthday for 15th April 2017
    2017-03-29jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-19Karen BullLuton Wardown£10.00£10.00£0.00Luton Wardown parkrun - 100th event.
    2017-03-19Gary WishartLuton Wardown£5.00£5.00£0.00100th Event, and a special thank you from me.
    2016-08-20Barbara LakeLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-04-17KATHERINE SADLERLuton Wardown£40.00£34.00£6.00Cash received from GEOFF WHITE for Luton Wardown parkrun
    2016-04-16jane kamauLuton Wardown£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-13Paula NicolLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-04-12Maria PettsLuton Wardown£52.00£44.20£7.80Luton Wardown parkrun - 1st Birthday!
    2016-04-09Mike BartlettLuton Wardown£20.00£17.00£3.00Luton Wardown Park trolley appeal
    2016-04-04jane kamauLuton Wardown£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-01Finbar WillisLuton Wardown£25.00£21.25£3.75Luton Wardown
    2016-01-29KATHERINE SADLERLuton Wardown£50.00£42.50£7.50Proud to donate towards Luton Wardown parkrun.


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-03-14Luton Wardown£79.16Trolley
    2018-03-14Luton Wardown£77.04Portable PA system
    2019-01-18Luton Wardown£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-07-08Luton Wardown£815.95AED
    2019-09-17Luton Wardown£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
    2019-12-02Luton Wardown£8.00Waterproof phone cases
    2019-12-04Luton Wardown£75.90AED backpack
    2019-12-09Luton Wardown£169.00Pacer bibs
    2021-07-09Luton Wardown£163.33PA System