parkrun is such a simple concept: turn up every Saturday and run 5km or if you’re a junior then 2km every Sunday.  It doesn’t matter how fast you go.  It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing.  What matters is taking part.

There are now parkrun events each Saturday and Sunday in countries all around the world.  Each event is based in a unique location like a park, beach or promenade.  All events are organised by a group of our wonderful dedicated volunteers.

parkrun is all about inclusiveness and wellbeing.  We want as many people as possible to feel part of a real local community brought together by our events, as well as our global parkrun family.

It’s why parkruns are never more than 5km – it’s a distance that anyone can complete (even if some of us are walking by the end…)

And it’s why we’ve kept the format of parkrun so simple: register once, then turn up and take part wherever you want, whenever you want.

What is Swindon parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

It’s run in Lydiard Park.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run.  Only ever register with parkrun once.  Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).  If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Swindon parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Lydiard Park Cafe in the Visitor Centre (situated by the main car park) – please come and join us!

Location of start

The run starts outside the Forest Cafe and Visitor Centre.

Getting there by public transport

Buses run frequently from Fleming Way, 5 minutes walk from Swindon Railway Station, Thamesdown Transport No1 and 1A (make sure the bus destination says Middleleaze or Ramleaze).

From Oxford: Follow A419 to M4 exit J16 and follow the brown signs to Lydiard Park.

From Swindon Centre: Follow signs to West Swindon and then brown signs to Lydiard Park.

From Cirencester / M5: Turn off the A419 at the Turnpike Junction.  Following the signs to North Swindon along Thamesdown Drive.  Follow signs for West Swindon (B4534) along Mead Way.  Turn right onto Whitehill Way and follow the brown signs to Lydiard Park.

Parking charges apply in Lydiard Park. Please see the parking signage for charges and ways to pay.