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About Us

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.

  • Greensand Trust: The Greensand Trust is an independent environmental charity that works with local communities and landowners to conserve and promote the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and the wider surrounding area. Improving access, understanding and enjoyment for the benefit of everyone.

  • Central Bedfordshire Council: Central Bedfordshire Council is a unitary authority that provides services to a quarter of a million people.

  • Aylesbury Vale District Council: The Vale of Aylesbury is a local authority in the northern part of Buckinghamshire.

    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
    2020-03-23Tracy CardnoRushmere£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-21Leighton-Linslade TCRushmere£228.00£228.00£0.00Donation
    2019-10-26Catherine AtkinsonRushmere£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-10-19Michelle Evans-RichesRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00For new signs. Thanks for all the great Saturday mornings!
    2019-09-26Jim ButtlemanRushmere£50.00£50.00£0.00Thanks for many happy Saturdays.
    2019-07-17Matthew BullimoreRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-07-06Oliver LambertRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-15Stephen GardnerRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-17Mrs Fiona A WeekesRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Peter BaldwinRushmere£5.00£5.00£0.00Well 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
    2019-03-20Tracy CardnoRushmere£90.00£90.00£0.00For Rushmere Defib - Donation from Lewis Christopher Ltd
    2019-03-06a v meadRushmere£15.00£15.00£0.00For a Rushmere selfie frame
    2018-03-19Tracy CardnoRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Rushmere Defib fund
    2018-02-08Central Bedfordshire CouncilRushmere£353.00£353.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-12-22Tracy CardnoRushmere£100.00£100.00£0.00For Rushmere AED from Leighton Fun Runners
    2017-12-17Oliver LambertRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation for the Rushmere AED
    2017-12-16Fiona TowellRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00Could this please go towards a defibrillator unit at Rushmere Park Run
    2017-12-16Andy InchleyRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation towards Defibrillator
    2017-12-12david ayersRushmere£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-12-10Daniel ScottRushmere£100.00£100.00£0.00For Rushmere AED from Leighton Buzzard Triathlon Club
    2017-12-10Michelle Evans-RichesRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00For AED please.
    2017-12-10samantha boothRushmere£15.00£15.00£0.00For Rushmere AED
    2017-12-10David AllenRushmere£50.00£50.00£0.00For the AED please
    2017-12-10Henry GarthwaiteRushmere£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2017-12-09Catherine BownesRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00For Rushmere AED
    2017-12-09Sally PuddephattRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00For Rushmere AED
    2017-12-08Lisa MitchinsonRushmere£25.00£25.00£0.00For AED
    2017-12-06Derek WalkerRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00For the Rushmere Parkrun AED
    2017-12-04n o'connellRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00For the Rushmere AED
    2017-12-04Amanda HusseyRushmere£30.00£30.00£0.00my donation is for the Rushmere parkrun AED
    2017-12-04Tracy CardnoRushmere£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-12-03Michaela WickhamRushmere£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-12-03Fions WeekesRushmere£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-12-03Marnie BylesRushmere£10.00£10.00£0.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-03-22Rushmere£674.00AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 360P
    2018-03-22Rushmere£439.00AED cabinet
    2019-04-17Rushmere£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2020-01-20Rushmere£64.84T Profile Tent Pegs
    2020-01-23Rushmere£8.00Waterproof phones cases (4)
    2020-02-11Rushmere£118.56Signs, stakes & cable ties
    2020-02-04Rushmere£20.222 Anker phone battery chargers
    2020-05-11Rushmere£7.42Stationery items (not flyers)