Wisbech parkrunBack to Activities
parkrun is an international network of 5K runs, one of which takes place at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning in Wisbech. The event can be run, jogged or walked, and baby buggies and wheelchairs can take part. It is free to take part and completely run by volunteers.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- it is a brilliant social event, and usually followed by coffee in a local restaurant
- you are exercising with like-minded people, in the open air.
- it is inclusive and welcoming to all ages and abilities.
‘It is such a great start to a Saturday.’ – park run attendee
‘Thanks for such a warm welcome on my first run with you all.’ – park run attendee
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What to expect:
parkrun is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! No experience necessary, and adults and families are welcome.
Prior to attending you will need to register with parkrun HQ and bring your barcode along on a Saturday morning at around 8.40 a.m. If you are a first-timer you will receive a briefing and then it’s off to the start line.
Your barcode is unique to you and can be used at any parkrun. If you do a parkrun that is not your usual one you are called a ‘tourist’ and get a shout-out at the pre-run briefing.
A decent pair of trainers is really all you need to run/jog, and a pair of walking shoes if you are going to walk the course. Running clothing will enhance the experience but are not essential.
Wisbech parkrun has recently been set up and often attracts more than 100 runners of all ages and abilities.
There are toilets near the start/finish. The course is flat and on tarmac paths, so wheelchairs could do the course. There is at least one family who push a baby around in a buggy regularly.
There is a lot of free car parking in Wisbech close to the park, as well as on-street parking. The bus depot is a short walk away (5-10 minutes). Unfortunately, Wisbech doesn’t have a railway station.
The whole of parkrun is free. Entrants need to register with parkrun HQ, where they will be given a personal barcode which they need to print out and bring with them. This is scanned at the end of the run and a time given, the results are usually sent out within a couple of hours of the event ending.
There is parkrun merchandise that can be purchased, but that is entirely optional.