Christmas and New Year’s Day at Newport parkrun (2019)

This Christmas and New Year's Day you have the opportunity to run additional parkrun events at Newport parkrun and/or Riverfront parkrun (other parkruns are also available


Christmas and New Year 2017/18 at Newport parkrun

We like to be organised at Newport parkrun and as such have just declared our intentions to run Christmas and New Year parkruns.

Here is a summary of our festive arrangements - please note, should we not get enough volunteers then none of these events will be able to go ahead, so please put your name down now by emailing

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parkrun in Newport

We can confirm that both Newport parkrun, Newport junior parkrun and Riverfront parkrun will go ahead this weekend as normal.

The incredible success of parkrun in the Newport area has lead to challenges accommodating the growing demand. It is for this reason we ask parkrunners to temporarily delay their first run at the new Riverfront event for a few weeks to allow the volunteer team to become established.

Meanwhile we have been working with National Trust at Tredegar House to ensure the route of Newport parkrun, which is showing signs of wear, can be sensitively and jointly managed.

The future is bright for parkrun in the area as Monmouthshire County Council and parkrun have agreed the location of a new event in Caldicot. People wishing to become involved with organising this new event can contact Laura James of Monmouthshire County Council

Eventually we hope that the three events, together with those at Cwmbran, Pontypool and Penallta will reinstate the balance between supply and demand.


Christmas and New Year at Newport parkrun

We have laid out our Christmas and New Year's plans below and do hope that you'll be able to join our festive celebrations this year! Don't forget, for any of the below events to go ahead we do need volunteers so please email on if you help on any of the below dates.

Saturday 17th December 2016: please join us for our annual festive sing-along with coffee and mince pies after this parkrun event. We'll be upstairs in the brewhouse from 10am (ish) on this day and would love for you to join us!

Saturday 24th December 2016: Christmas Eve is a usual parkrunday, and we're having a special festive themed event!

Sunday 25th December 2016: We will be parkrunning at Newport at 9am. We do need volunteers in order that this event can go ahead so please message us if you can help this morning, and wear your best festive outfits!

If you're not in Newport on Christmas Day but still wish to parkrun, then take a look at the Christmas Compendium, as there might be an event up and running wherever you happen to be this Christmas.

Saturday 31st December 2016: parkrunday as usual.

Sunday 1st December 2017: New Years parkrunday!
We are planning an extra parkrunday at 10:30am on New Years Day. We do need volunteers to make this happen, so if you do fancy lending a hand in the hi-vis then please let us know as soon as possible!

New Years Day is the only day in parkrunworld where you can record two runs on the same day. As an event team, we do not elicit/encourage people to go out of their way to record extra runs. If you do plan on completing a double, please take care especially when travelling between events. There is no rush, you can always start late and catch up with the tailrunners. We do hope you can join us After Cardiff's NYD parkrun at 9. if you're elsewhere in the country you can find a festive run near you by checking out the Christmas Compendium


Newport parkrun turns 5!

On Saturday 26th March it will be five years to the day that Newport parkrun first started, it also happens to be Easter Saturday and in the spirit of a five year old's birthday party we'd like to invite you to join us for birthday cake and to parkrun in your fanciest Easter bonnet (hats to the uninitiated!)

Since that first run around Tredegar House back in 2011, 618 individuals have volunteered to do almost 4000 different roles over all of our events. So, at our birthday event we want to celebrate these wonderful 618 individuals as without them we wouldn't have reached this anniversary at all. We would like to stage a mass photo of as many Newport parkrun volunteers as possible so please come along ready to say 'cheese'!


Halloween spooktacular at Newport parkrun

Join us for a Halloween 'spook-tacular' on Saturday 31st October when we invite you to come along in Halloween fancy dress for the scariest run of the year! Come along and embrace the Halloween spirit by dressing up for this event, whether witch, warlock, walking dead or simply just the straight out of bed look!

Not for the faint hearted, Newport parkrun will be turned over to the ghosts, ghouls and creatures of the night as you stomp, crawl, sleep-walk and shriek your way around the 5k course.

The fancy dress option is open to both runners and volunteers and we hope to see you embrace your dark side and run like your life depends upon it!

Most importantly don't forget your broomstick, sorry barcode! #dfyb

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