Important Announcement – Forthcoming Cancellations

Though today has seen a much sunnier day than we have had in a while, our parkrun course is so very saturated and it's simply not drying out.


Our Core Team has therefore regretfully decided that we will CANCEL the forthcoming TWO events on Saturday 29th February and Saturday 7th March to give the course maximum chance of recovery, with an aim to relaunch for our 2nd Birthday on Saturday 14th March. Of course, this will also be subject to the normal pre-event safety checks and we will keep you posted with progress nearer the time.

We are of also hugely disappointed to cancel our plans for Leap Day on 29th February and International Women's Day on 7th March.

We hope this early cancellation will give our wonderful, supportive, understanding Witney parkrun community of runners, joggers, walkers, volunteers and supporters the opportunity to make alternative plans for your next couple of Saturday mornings.

This winter has seen an unprecedented amount of rain with more cancellations throughout Oxfordshire than we have ever known in our collective many years of parkrunning! We should also remember that last winter, we only lost one single Saturday to snow and none to waterlogging. That said, we are working with several stakeholders to see what course improvements are possible for the future. While this is unlikely to help us right now, it will hopefully help reduce the impact of any future wet winters.


We thank you for your continued patience and we look forward to seeing you for cake and a Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank collection on Saturday 14th March. Please keep fingers and toes crossed - plus sun dances underway - until then! We miss you so much and look forward to seeing you soon.



Event Cancelled – 14th April 2018

Yet again, we regrettably have to let you know that after a week of rain, there is unsurprisingly still considerable standing water on the Witney parkrun course and we therefore have to CANCEL Saturday's event due to the increased injury risk for our participants, as well as in consideration for other park users.


The weather is forecast to improve considerably next week so we will once again be monitoring conditions and hope to be able to bring you happier news next week. We are continuing to work hard behind the scenes to put some alternative solutions in place to minimise future disruption.

If you are keen to get your parkrun fix on Saturday morning, why not check out this list of events and decide whether you want to stay close to home or venture further afield?

Thank you all for bearing with us - we really do hope to be back very soon.


Event Cancelled – 7th April 2018

** EVENT CANCELLATION - Saturday 7th April **

Unfortunately, we once again find ourselves in the incredibly disappointing position of having to CANCEL this weekend's Witney parkrun due to considerable standing water on the course. Though the weather forecast for the next couple of days looks like it could improve, the sheer volume of water will simply not disperse in time and we are concerned for our participants' safety.

We will continue to monitor the course throughout next week and hope we will be in a position to resume on 14th April. Please join us in performing your own sun dances with crossed fingers.

If you are missing your regular fix of parkrun, please take a look at other parkruns as your barcode can be used at any parkrun in the world! Local events include Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Harcourt Hill and Oxford (Abingdon has already fallen foul to the weather this week). If you are planning to travel, we would recommend checking individual parkrun pages for any cancellation notices beforehand.

Finally, a shout out to Sally who has sadly had to make the tough call to cancel her first two scheduled Run Director stints. Hopefully Jody will have more luck next weekend!

We thank you again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

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