Parkrun coming to Peterborough

The Travelchoice Team at Peterborough City Council is working in partnership with Nene Park Trust in a bid to bring the Parkrun event to Peterborough.
Have you ever thought about going for a run but lacked the motivation to do it? Do you want to run in a race but too scared to participate? The Parkrun provides the opportunity to get active and change your lethargic lifestyle forever!
Parkrun is a 5 km running event which is successfully run at more than 15,000 locations across the country and the world. Every Saturday morning at 9am, more than 250,000 people from all walks of life get up and get moving together. It’s completely free and the only requirement is for runners to register on-line to receive their unique athlete number and identification barcode which needs to be printed before taking part. You can find more information on
The philosophy of the Parkrun is the creation of open and accessible events for everyone (no matter the ability). It’s a run, not a race where people have fun while they improve their health. Travelchoice are keen to promote sustainable travel options to the event including (as part of their active travel remit) getting people walking and cycling for health and wellbeing.
The location is Ferry Meadows and the launch is expected for the 3rd of August. Everyone is invited!
Volunteers are being recruited to run the event. Are you interested? Please e-mail the Sustainable Transport Team at