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Wimbledon Common Parkrun

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Wimbledon Common Parkrun
DateEvery Saturday, 9 am
LocationWimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Event typeTrail paths
Distance5 kilometres (3.1 miles)
Established6 January 2007; 14 years ago (2007-01-06)
Course recordsMen's: 15:04
Chris Parr (2011)
Women's: 16:33
Justina Heslop (2012)
Official sitewww.parkrun.org.uk/wimbledon

Wimbledon Common Parkrun is a 5K run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am in Wimbledon, London. It has taken place every week since January 2007 and is organised by volunteers. It is part of the global network of free to enter Parkrun events which are organized every Saturday morning. More than 600 events have taken place.

Wimbledon Common Parkrun is notable for being only the second parkrun to start out of a network of more than 500 in the United Kingdom. More than 20,000 individual athletes have taken part.[1]


Wimbledon Common Parkrun is just over two laps, running anticlockwise through woodland trail paths. The Windmill is near to the start/finish.[2]

As with all other Parkrun events, the runs are organised by volunteers. Runners must pre-register on the Parkrun website and bring their barcode with them to get a recorded time for the event. With this barcode, a runner can record a time at any Parkrun they choose to run at.


Wimbledon Common Parkrun held its first event on 6 January 2007. It is the second longest running parkrun event, after Bushy Parkrun. It has been held weekly, with very few exceptions (for extreme weather). The 100th event took place in November 2008, followed by the 250th in October 2011 and the 500th in July 2016. The record attendance is 578, set in 2017.[3] The average attendance as of 2018 is just over 200, which has grown very slowly over the history of the event. The average attendance as of 2018 is just over 400, which has grown steadily over the history of the event.


The event is solely run by volunteers, including a core group in addition to other helpers. .[4]

Course Records[edit]

  • Men: 15:04 (Chris Parr, 2011)
  • Women: 17:01 (Justina Heslop, 2012)

Surrounding Parkrun events[edit]

See also[edit]

  • List of Parkruns in the United Kingdom


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