About Us

Panshanger parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Panshanger Park, Thieves Lane entrance, Hertford, SG14 2WN. 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 at Mary's cafe2u coffee van at the start and finish - 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.

  • Friends of Panshanger Park: The Friends of Panshanger Park is made up of local groups and residents and was formed to help open Panshanger Country Park to the public and champion its use for leisure activities. This group has brought parkrun to Panshanger Park and is working hard to help make a magnificent Country Park.

  • Lafarge Tarmac: Lafarge Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building group whose products and services contribute towards a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long term future. The company is the landowner of Panshanger Park.? It is actively working with local stakeholder groups to deliver a phased opening up of the park for public access and to develop a long term, sustainable future for this magnificent park.

  • Herts Sports Partnership: The Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership works alongside numerous partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, bringing together expertise, resources and ideas from all parts of the sports, health and physical activity arena in Hertfordshire and beyond. They are an active supporter and contributor to Panshanger parkrun.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    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
    2019-04-23Robert harleyPanshanger£1790.93£1790.93£0.00
    2017-12-31Westmill parkrunPanshanger£500.00£500.00£0.00Repayment of loan to Westmill for AED
    2017-07-06Miss CL TaylorPanshanger£100.00£100.00£0.00For Westmill Parkrun defibrillator
    2017-06-15Robert harleyPanshanger£500.00£500.00£0.00donation to support purchase of defibrillator for Westmill parkrun
    2017-06-02Mrs K M MangelshotPanshanger£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation to WESTMILL parkrun defibrillator from eKuiLibriuM Personal Training
    2017-06-01Susan MillwardPanshanger£50.00£50.00£0.00For Westmill defribrillator
    2017-06-01Susan MillwardPanshanger£30.00£30.00£0.00For Westmill defib - on behalf of KRS Plumbing, Wiggs Carpentry and Build, Fairclough Accountants and Longacre Garden services
    2017-06-01Sharon ThrelfallPanshanger£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation of
    2016-09-02Robert harleyPanshanger£675.00£573.75£101.25Payment from Friends of Panshanger Park re Defibulator


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-09-05Panshanger£624.38HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P Fully Automatic AED
    2016-09-05Panshanger£-101.2515% NEF for AED donations
    2017-07-21Panshanger£830.00Transfer to Westmill parkrun
    2018-07-04Panshanger£60.00Share of 16 pacer bibs
    2019-01-18Panshanger£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-07-08Panshanger£36.99Walkie talkies