Yes. We love to see happy children taking part and they are welcome to join us at our inclusive parkrun events.
Children must be aged 4 and over to register, obtain their own barcode and register their finish time.
Please note that juniors must be able to complete the course themselves to have their barcode scanned. Being carried or pushed around in a buggy or pushchair doesn’t count with the exception of those who are unable to propel themselves independently, due to a long-term or permanent condition. They are welcome to register as a parkrunner and be pushed around the course (or use a motorised chair) and receive a time. This does not extend to short-term conditions or injured able-bodied participants.
Bicycles, balance bikes, hand cycles and scooters are not allowed at parkrun events.
All under 11s must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or other designated adult of the parents' choice at our 5k events. This is an insurance requirement and local event teams have the authority to remove the results of a junior who persistently flouts this non-negotiable rule.
Please note that we also have a junior parkrun series where children aged 4 to 14 can participate without being accompanied throughout the event. You can read more about junior parkrun here.
Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during parkrun events, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
Please do join us with your juniors and don’t forget to bring their barcode which is their passport to parkrun events.