There's a new parkrun in town

Press Release

Published on 11 November 2021
Archived on 11 December 2021

DBPC parkrun (runners)

parkrun has now launched in Southam.

Almost 80 runners took part in the inaugural 5km run or walk around the grounds of the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam.

Since the launch in October, the new DBPC parkrun has been going from strength to strength each week with almost 200 participants last week.

Event Directors Claire Newman and Lisa Jay said: "We have been overwhelmed by the local support and it's great seeing so many smiling faces each week.  We have had many people do their first ever parkrun with us, it's a real mix of participants our youngest being 4 and the oldest in their late 70's. 

"We've also been able to give 4 local students the opportunity to volunteer with us as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.  We both look forward to it providing a great opportunity to volunteer, run, walk or jog 5km over the winter months and beyond."

DBPC parkrun (Volunteers)





The event takes place every Saturday, starting at 9am in the grounds of the Dallas Burston Polo Club, Stoneythorpe Estate, Southam, CV47 2DL.

It's completely free, but you do need to register and bring a printed barcode. 

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parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

There are so many reasons to take part!

Whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate, you can learn new skills and enhance your health and happiness in the great outdoors whilst making new friends, feeling part of your local community and improving your fitness.

parkruns are currently adhering to the COVID-19 Framework - COVID-19 Framework for parkrun events - parkrun Volunteers

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 11/11/2021