What is parkrun? What is a parkrun practice?

parkrun is a free 5km event that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am all over the world.

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.

parkrun UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) launched the pioneering and successful ‘parkrun practice’ initiative in 2018. Under this initiative, GP practices of all sizes are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun event to become ‘parkrun practices’. So far, over 1,500 GP practices around the UK have signed up.

We have a new parkrun on our doorstep at Penryn Campus and we have committed to raising awareness of parkrun in our community and promting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and carers.


Health and other benefits of parkrun

Taking part in parkrun can have a positive impact on physical and mental health.

Patients who do not feel confident in waking or running 5km can carry out a volunteering role, which has evidence in increasing wellbeing as it allows patients to be active, be part of a community and be outdoors.

Do not worry if you feel you don't have the ability to run or walk. parkrun is inclusive and support from others taking part will increase your confidence.

Why not start with a volunteering role at the finish line or just come along and clap or cheer as the participants go past? 

We look forward to seeing you there!

How to sign up to take part or volunteer

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things! Simply complete the registration form, print your barcode and head down to your local event.

parkrun warm up

Send us your photos

If you take part in any way at the Penryn campus parkrun, we'd love to feature your photo in a gallery on this page.

Please note, we are unable post a photo without consent of the person/people shown.

Please email them to for the attention of Claire, giving written consent for us to share them.