Read more › News - 19th October 2022

Celebrating Ugandan Independence at parkrun

On 8 October, the Burgess parkrun family came together to celebrate Ugandan Independence. Josephine Ocaka tells us all about how the morning went.   I am honoured and incredibly proud of the parkrun community for embracing our Ugandan Independence celebration for the fifth consecutive year. Many parkrunners reminded us that October was Black History Month,…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2020

A place for everyone

Aqasa is a regular at his local Burgess parkrun. He enjoys every aspect of parkrun from running and volunteering, through to the community camaraderie. This is Aqasa’s story.   I first heard about parkrun from a colleague at work. She kept recommending that I come along. After about the tenth ask, I finally showed up and have…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2020

A sense of belonging

Isabelle recently had complex brain surgery. Here she tells us about her elation at completing her first parkrun on her road to recovery.   I was first introduced to parkrun when I moved to London in 2016. My sister invited me to join her in Burgess Park and I was immediately a convert. I can’t…

Read more › News - 16th October 2019


On Saturday 12 October the Ugandan Crew celebrated Ugandan Independence Day with a very special parkrun at Burgess park, South London.   Josephine Ocaka from the Ugandan Crew tells us all about the morning of cultural and community unison.   Every Saturday we count ourselves very lucky to be part of the amazing parkrun family at…

Read more › News - 14th November 2018

City-slicker parkruns

With almost 1,700 weekly parkrun events to choose from around the world, the variety of parkrun courses offers something for everyone.   From tiny villages to prisons, beautiful woodland to gritty urban areas, promenades and mountains, wherever you are in the UK, the chances are your nearest parkrun isn’t far away!   In our latest parkrun…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

The Ugandan parkrun Group

We’ve all heard someone say that the only time they run is to catch a bus – in fact many of us have said it. For Alex Akom, getting out of breath running for his bus led to the creation of a Ugandan community group that now boasts 50 members from across London who get together each week…