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Top 5 | Parkruns

Parkrun is a great thing to do on a Saturday morning and the whole family can get involved whether its through running, walking or volunteering.

All Parkruns are 5KM and start at 9am every Saturday Morning. They are free to take part and you get a time after each event so you can be competitive with yourself (or with your family & friends) to try and beat your time each week.

The format of parkrun is simple: register once, print your barcode, then turn up and take part wherever you want, whenever you want and wearing whatever you want!

Everyone is welcome at Parkrun no matter what your age. (Under 11’s need to be accompanied by adults). 

We are very lucky to have many Parkruns taking place in Norfolk every Saturday at 9am and  Junior ones too which take place every Sunday at 9am. Below is our Top 5 with everything you need to know.

Holkham Parkrun

Taking place in the grounds of Holkham Hall, parking is free and the run starts by the lake. Its a one lap undulating course with spectacular views along the way. Once you have ran jogged or walked your way around the course and have scanned your barcode, head to the Courtyard Cafe for a well deserved coffee and maybe a slice of cake!

9am every Saturday. Free Parking for Parkrun.

Sheringham Parkrun

Set in the beautiful but hilly Sheringham Park it is definitely a more challenging parkrun but the views are well worth it. It’s made even more spectacular during the Rhododendron season. Start and finish near the Visitor Centre. Prepare yourself for a stunning one-lap route through historic parkland, wooded tracks and breathtaking coastal scenery!

You can grab a coffee when you finish in the Cafe. Parking is free until 10am. 

9am every Saturday.

Kings Lynn Parkrun

This can be one of the faster Parkruns in Norfolk, taking place in the Walks Park in Kings Lynn, it consists of 3 Laps and is all on tarmac, definitely a good one to choose if you’re looking for a 5K PB. You will definitely deserve a treat after that and you wont have far to go, the Cafe in the park will be open for you to refuel!

Every Saturday at 9am. Parking is free on street parking.

Blickling Parkrun

Set in the Blicking Estate, the start is 600m from the carpark but is well signposted. 

The course is almost two whole laps of the mausoleum walk on mixed terrain. En-route you will see breathtaking views over Moorgate towards the River Bure. Blickling Parkrun is great for anyone who likes to put in a good sprint finish as the end is a downhill straight! After park run head to the Muddy Boots Cafe, it’s a great social event and an excuse to have a coffee before heading home!

Every Saturday 9am. Parking is £5. Coins only. Free parking for National Trust members.

Norwich Junior Parkrun

Taking place in Eaton Park it is a free 2km walk/jog or run for 4-14 year olds. It is a 1.5 lap anti-clockwise flat course that starts near the bandstand on the South Park Avenue side of Eaton Park. Parents can accompany young children if needed. Make sure your child has their barcode so it can be scanned after their run and they will receive their time. 

Every Sunday 9am. Free Parking in the Eaton Park carparks.