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About Us

South Woodham Ferrers parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Marsh Farm Country Park, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP. 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 at Phoebe's Pantry - 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.

  • Chelmsford City Council:

  • South Woodham Ferrers Town Council:

    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
    2020-01-06Gary MillerSouth Woodham Ferrers£5.00£5.00£0.00Thank you for the New Years Day parkrun and the safe return of my barcode wristband 
    2019-07-26The Village GroupSouth Woodham Ferrers£2000.00£2000.00£0.00For Storage container and equipment
    2018-09-11dan fosterSouth Woodham Ferrers£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-05-01The Village GroupSouth Woodham Ferrers£500.00£500.00£0.00Donation
    2018-02-02VariousSouth Woodham Ferrers£400.00£400.00£0.00Excess start up funding


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-09-04South Woodham Ferrers£17.98Rucksacks for pre-event set up kit
    2018-11-05South Woodham Ferrers£9.95Megaphone
    2018-11-05South Woodham Ferrers£3.50Camera batteries
    2018-11-05South Woodham Ferrers£36.00RD mobile phone
    2019-01-13South Woodham Ferrers£45.74Signs
    2019-01-18South Woodham Ferrers£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-01-16South Woodham Ferrers£144.00Pacer bibs
    2019-02-28South Woodham Ferrers£25.00Room Hire
    2019-02-28South Woodham Ferrers£12.99PB bell
    2019-03-14South Woodham Ferrers£13.96Balloons
    2019-03-14South Woodham Ferrers£78.95Refreshments for anniversary celebrations
    2019-06-13South Woodham Ferrers£74.99Trolley
    2019-08-01South Woodham Ferrers£1445.00Storage container
    2019-09-26South Woodham Ferrers£194.12Walkie talkies
    2019-11-12South Woodham Ferrers£8.00Waterproof phone cases
    2020-02-11South Woodham Ferrers£39.94Signs