All 5k events in this country are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For further details please see here.
Rushmere parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Rushmere Country Park, Linslade Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB. 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 Tree Tops Café - 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.
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 Date||Name||Recipient||Donation||Contribution to Event||Contribution to New Event Fund||Note|
|2019-10-19||Michelle Evans-Riches||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||For new signs. Thanks for all the great Saturday mornings!|
|2019-09-26||Jim Buttleman||Rushmere||£50.00||£50.00||£0.00||Thanks for many happy Saturdays.|
|2019-05-17||Mrs Fiona A Weekes||Rushmere||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-11||Peter Baldwin||Rushmere||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00||Well done Anna and team! I have been away for a bit but will be joining you all on Park run soon (a few stone heavier though)! Well done! Peter & Liz|
|2019-03-20||Tracy Cardno||Rushmere||£90.00||£90.00||£0.00||For Rushmere Defib - Donation from Lewis Christopher Ltd|
|2019-03-06||a v mead||Rushmere||£15.00||£15.00||£0.00||For a Rushmere selfie frame|
|2018-03-19||Tracy Cardno||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||For the Rushmere Defib fund|
|2018-02-08||Central Bedfordshire Council||Rushmere||£353.00||£353.00||£0.00||For AED fund|
|2017-12-22||Tracy Cardno||Rushmere||£100.00||£100.00||£0.00||For Rushmere AED from Leighton Fun Runners|
|2017-12-17||Oliver Lambert||Rushmere||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00||Donation for the Rushmere AED|
|2017-12-16||Fiona Towell||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||Could this please go towards a defibrillator unit at Rushmere Park Run|
|2017-12-16||Andy Inchley||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||Donation towards Defibrillator|
|2017-12-10||Daniel Scott||Rushmere||£100.00||£100.00||£0.00||For Rushmere AED from Leighton Buzzard Triathlon Club|
|2017-12-10||Michelle Evans-Riches||Rushmere||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00||For AED please.|
|2017-12-10||samantha booth||Rushmere||£15.00||£15.00||£0.00||For Rushmere AED|
|2017-12-10||David Allen||Rushmere||£50.00||£50.00||£0.00||For the AED please|
|2017-12-09||Catherine Bownes||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||For Rushmere AED|
|2017-12-09||Sally Puddephatt||Rushmere||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||For Rushmere AED|
|2017-12-08||Lisa Mitchinson||Rushmere||£25.00||£25.00||£0.00||For AED|
|2017-12-06||Derek Walker||Rushmere||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00||For the Rushmere Parkrun AED|
|2017-12-04||n o'connell||Rushmere||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00||For the Rushmere AED|
|2017-12-04||Amanda Hussey||Rushmere||£30.00||£30.00||£0.00||my donation is for the Rushmere parkrun AED|
|2018-03-22||Rushmere||£674.00||AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 360P|
|2019-04-17||Rushmere||£15.00||parkrun Selfie Frame|
|2020-01-20||Rushmere||£64.84||T Profile Tent Pegs|
|2020-01-23||Rushmere||£8.00||Waterproof phones cases (4)|
|2020-02-11||Rushmere||£118.56||Signs, stakes & cable ties|
|2020-02-04||Rushmere||£20.22||2 Anker phone battery chargers|
|2020-05-11||Rushmere||£7.42||Stationery items (not flyers)|