It has never been easier to take up running.


A series of timed 5K runs called parkrun take place in parks across the UK, every Saturday morning at 9am, all year round. parkruns are suitable for any ability and both new beginners and recreational runners join every week. Junior parkruns (2K) take place every Sunday at 9am.

The South Gloucestershire parkruns are:

  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Pomphrey Hill
  • Thornbury
  • Cromhall (a closed event at Leyhill Prison).

Our junior parkruns are:

  • Little Stoke
  • Page Park (Staple Hill)

Parkrun volunteers

Parkruns are hugely popular and are managed entirely by local volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome and training is given while at the event. Check the events page of parkrun to register and find out more.

Parkrun - Events

For information about other volunteering opportunities n South Gloucestershire, visit our volunteer page.

Other volunteer opportunities


RunTogether is an official England Athletics recreational running project, encouraging more people to run, and to run more often on their way to running fitness.

All groups are supervised by qualified and approachable leaders – you may wish to contact the group leader first for a friendly chat. Enter your postcode and search for a group on the RunTogether website.

RunTogether routes (formerly 3-2-1) are accurately measured running routes. There are routes in:

  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Pomphrey Hill
  • Lees Hill (Kingswood)
  • King George V (Downend)
  • Wickwar
  • Three Brooks (Bradley Stoke)
  • Page Park (Staple Hill),
  • Yate Common
  • Brinsham Fields (Yate)
  • Scott Park (Patchway)

Running and Athletics clubs (England Athletics affiliated) in South Gloucestershire:

Please be advised that costs may apply for some of the above groups.

Run Leader Training

If you are interesting in qualifying as a run leader and volunteering to help other people run, you can learn more from the England Athletics website.

England Athletics

Couch to 5k running plan

Useful resources and information