Street Parish Council hope to bring parkrun to Street

In an initiative spearheaded by Street Parish Council (SPC) Chairman Tim Rice, there are plans to bring the international movement “parkrun” ( to Street.

What is parkrun?

It is free weekly timed runs held all over the world in pleasant parkland on weekend mornings, the runs are open to all – from juniors and first timers to Olympians and octogenarians…

Whether you’re young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you’re always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running.

You don’t pay to run, ever. And every event is organised by a group of local volunteers.

And at the moment this is the slight sticking point. Meetings have been held and a venue has been found, but to ensure that parkrun is a sustainable venture, SPC are asking for more volunteers to come forward to help out – in jobs such as putting out the cones, registering runners and logging their times.

If you think you can give some time on a Saturday morning please contact Tim Rice on or contact the Parish Rooms on 01458 440588 in office hours.

Parkrun in numbers:

Number of world wide events: 135,999

Number of runners running: 1,983,875

Total time run worldwide by parkrun runner: 1,170yrs 345days 9hrs 37mins 43secs

Number of runs to date: 20,941,160

Volunteers worldwide: 237,995

Total distance run worldwide: 102,648,193km

Number of parks:1,048

So long as SPC can find more volunteers and backers they can make it happen in Street too!