Southampton Healthy Living are pleased to be working with Southampton parkrun to encourage people who live in Southampton to get fitter, healthier and most of all, more active on a regular basis. 

Southampton parkrun is a 5 kilometer (5k) timed run on Southampton Common. The parkrun is timed so that you can measure your progress each week, it’s not a race.  You can go at your own pace including some walking and jogging if you’ve never run before or are returning to running. Everyone is made to feel welcome, you can run with a buggy and dogs are allowed on a short lead, so an activity for all the family to join in!

The great thing about parkrun is it is totally free but you need to register before your first time.  You will get a barcode to print and bring with you.  This will record your time and enable you to see the great progress you are making!

Southampton parkrun meet every Saturday on the Southampton Common at 9am. See Course page for more details

It is entirely organised by volunteers - email if you would like get involved or help.

Every week there is the opportunity to grab a post parkrun coffee at the Hawthorns Centre cafe – you are welcome to join them and widen your circle of active buddies!

For further information please go to

There is also a Southampton junior parkrun.  It is a 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds).  Parents/Carers do assist children where necessary and give support.  It is held every Sunday at 9am.  The event takes place in Riverside Park, Woodmill Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton, SO18 2JJ.

See Course page for more details.  Again, it's free! But please register before your child’s first run.  Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.

The aim is to have fun so please come along and join in whatever your pace!  for more information please go to

There are other parkruns in the neighbourhood (e.g. Eastleigh, Netley Abbey) and around the country – all start at 9 a.m. each Saturday (9 a.m. on Sunday for the juniors). The list of events can be found at

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