About Us

South Oxhey parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in South Oxhey Playing Fields, Green Lane, Watford, WD19 4LT. 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, 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 at our pop up cafe at the finish line - 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.

  • Three Rivers District Council: Three Rivers offers an ideal mixture of beautiful countryside, excellent leisure facilities, historic buildings, purpose built offices and well located parks and public open spaces. ?The District has large areas of attractive open countryside, much of it Green Belt. The District Council was established in 1974 by combining the former Urban Districts of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood with part of the Rural District of Watford.

  • Herts Sports Partnership: The Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership is an award winning organisation that was established in 2003. It is one of the 45 County Sport Partnerships in England that were created as part of the long-term plan for delivering sport across the nation. Known as HSP, the Partnership is led by an executive board of voluntary representatives and has a core team of full and part-time professionals all of whom are passionate about the work carried out by the Partnership.

    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
    2022-05-03Clare BonnickSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2021-09-03Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00Towards general expenses at South Oxhey parkrun.
    2020-02-08Nick AndrewsSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00To use as needed. Thanks to all the helpers the past 5 years.
    2020-01-27Julie NicholsSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-01-17Ms C T RobertsSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-01-11KETUL PATELSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for a wonderful Parkrun and cuppa afterwards
    2019-11-29Val LloydSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-10-27Julie NicholsSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-09-01SHARON INGLESouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00Brew Fund donation
    2019-08-31Ben ThornSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-30Mark WardellSouth Oxhey£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-08-24Richard ParkerSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00For teas and coffees
    2019-08-17Kevin BarrettSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-08-17Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00To top up the after-run refreshments fund (or any other expenses).
    2019-08-17Georg PetersenSouth Oxhey£50.00£50.00£0.00Post Run coffee . . .
    2019-08-07David AntunesSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00To top up the Tea, Coffee & Biscuit fund as Winter is coming!! :)
    2019-08-01Julie NicholsSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-07-27Jack ChubbSouth Oxhey£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-07-27Hilary CauserSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00Simon and Hilary Causer
    2019-07-27Miss S DavidsonSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00Further to a visit by Vegan Runners at Event #237. Please use to buy plant milks for teas and coffees, and vegan biscuits. Really appreciated the almond milk and Oreos! :-)
    2019-07-27Ian KnightSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00I hear we need more gas. . . :)
    2019-06-22Sarah ParkinsonSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00For the much appreciated tea supplies!
    2019-06-15MR M E CREWESouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-01Pamela ClarkSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-26Martin BlakeSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-25Val LloydSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00For tea/coffee/milk/gas fund.
    2019-05-11Paul WilliamsSouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Gary JenkinsSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-05Emma JeffreySouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00Tea coffee fund, thank you
    2019-04-22Vijay ParekhSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00For teas and coffee etc after run!
    2019-03-25Sarah ParkinsonSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-23Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00For the gas and milk fund!
    2019-03-23Julie NicholsSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-23Tracey VincentSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-03Steven HarrisSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-01-23Lindsay OrejasSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00For the tea fund, a worthy cause!
    2019-01-07Deborah EdwardsSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00For tea fund!
    2019-01-06Danielle MerceySouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for such a great welcome to your parkrun. For your refreshments
    2018-12-25David AntunesSouth Oxhey£50.00£50.00£0.00Berco Water Boiler Fund
    2018-12-24Alison CarrollSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-12-24Liz DoultonSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-12-17kieran glynnSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-12-16Gerry LangtonSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00For a Berco water boiler for tea and coffee at South Oxhey Park Run
    2018-12-08Daniel ConnollySouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00Thank you for the coffee and chocolate hobnobs today. We had a great parkrun with you.
    2018-12-01A LumleySouth Oxhey£25.00£25.00£0.00for the water boiler, tea and coffee fund
    2018-12-01Michael AntunesSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00To keep coffee and tea coming thanks guys
    2018-11-27Michelle AshwellSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00For Berco water boiler
    2018-11-26Martin DeanSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00Berco Water Boiler Fund
    2018-11-26Andrew WallsSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-11-26Peter WrightSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00South Oxhey tea boiler fund
    2018-11-25Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-11-24Andrew BeckSouth Oxhey£50.00£50.00£0.00Berco water boiler Fund
    2017-10-16Michelle AshwellSouth Oxhey£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-15Hilary CauserSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-10-15E A DoultonSouth Oxhey£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-10-14Stuart RosewallSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-10-14Heulwen DaviesSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-08-09W JenningsSouth Oxhey£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-01-20Watford Rural Parish CouncilSouth Oxhey£500.00£425.00£75.00
    2016-12-12Philippa GriffinSouth Oxhey£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-12Alison MeadSouth Oxhey£100.00£85.00£15.00I hope you never need to use the AED but having watched my Dad die of a cardiac arrest when he was only 46 years old I make this donation in his memory & to give anyone who does need help a better chance of survival
    2016-11-06Gerry BarkerSouth Oxhey£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-24Paul EmerySouth Oxhey£20.00£17.00£3.00South Oxhey parkrun AED fund
    2016-09-18Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£25.00£21.25£3.75AED Fund for South Oxhey parkrun.
    2016-01-05Douglas MilsomSouth Oxhey£10.00£8.50£1.50Home parkrun is South Oxhey
    2015-06-13Alison MeadSouth Oxhey£5.00£4.25£0.75


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-01-27South Oxhey£-102.00Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2017-11-01South Oxhey£32.16Signs
    2019-04-18South Oxhey£329.23Boiler and accessories ie, gas cannister, valves and hose for "pop up cafe".
    2019-12-12South Oxhey£11.99Refreshments
    2021-06-18South Oxhey£80.00PAD pak
    2021-07-08South Oxhey£23.00FA kit
    2021-07-08South Oxhey£25.55Signs
    2021-07-16South Oxhey£81.05Loudhailer/batteries
    2021-07-16South Oxhey£16.66Hand sanitiser
    2021-08-16South Oxhey£36.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2022-03-17South Oxhey£99.99Pop up Gazebo
    2022-03-03South Oxhey£32.37Refreshments
    2022-05-10South Oxhey£21.60Refreshments
    2022-05-10South Oxhey£15.82Refreshments
    2022-05-10South Oxhey£13.99Refreshments
    2022-05-10South Oxhey£4.99Refreshments