28th August 2021 – Event cancellation

I'm sorry to have to announce that Wanstead Flats parkrun will be cancelled on the 28th of August; this is due to filming in the park.

However, don't let this stop you getting your parkrun fix! I'm sure that our neighbours will welcome you and the nearest events (Hackney and Valentines) are only a couple of miles away.  Or you could be weird and travel further away and explore strange new places, like Southend.

Happy parkrunning wherever you end up (even if it's a lie-in)!





If you are the timekeeper or doing barcode scanning, please bring a (fully charged!) mobile with you, and download the 'Virtual volunteer' app.  You can find details here:


It is useful to bring a phone with you if you are a marshal or tail walker as you are our eyes and ears out on the course and it may be useful in the unlikely event that an incident occurs.

Thank you for your contribution. If you find you enjoy helping, please encourage others to get involved. We know it can seem a bit intimidating, but all our tasks are straight forward, and we give full training. Please spread the word it's fun!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


welcome back

Following on from Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister, that England will be moving into Step 4 on Monday 19 July, everything is now in place regarding the return of the large majority of 5k parkrun events on Saturday 24 July.

We are happy to let you know that we have been given permission by the City of London to restart our event at Wanstead Flats.

More details to follow ...

paul lewis
event director

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