parkrun tourism

Come and join us as we visit numerous parkruns around the country. Your parkrun barcode is valid at all parkruns. If you haven’t got a barcode yet, register for one. Check out the BPJ Tourist Board Facebook page for information on car sharing to the events and share your photos from any other parkrun tours that you go on. Don’t forget your club kit! Thanks to Lucy and Mat Capel for co-ordinating the fixtures and promoting parkrun tourism.

2024 fixtures

The following are the ‘official’ tourist fixtures. These are also champions league events. There is lots of other tourism going on from week to week usually organised via the BPJ Tourist Board Facebook group.

2024 parkrun tourism challenge

The 2024 parkrun tourism challenge is 'Pears in the Woods'. To complete the challenge you must complete the following parkruns within 2024. Each of the parkruns have been chosen for its connection to a wood, whether it's running through a wood/forest or has a connection in its name:

Previous BPJ parkrun challenges

Peter Darwen set up the original challenges for members to try and spell out different phrases in a calendar year. Members completing the challenge earned a bespoke medal.

2023 - Brumdone

The 2023 parkrun tourism challenge was 'Brumdone'. To complete the challenge you must complete the following parkruns that were within the Birmingham (and some slightly outside) area.

2023 'Brum-done' challenge progress

2022 – Seven Severn

The 2022 challenge was to complete seven of the parkruns that are within a mile of the river Severn: Newtown, Shrewsbury, Severn Valley Country Park, Worcester Pitchcroft, Gloucester City, Berkeley Green and Severn Bridge.

2022 ‘Seven Severn’ challenge progress


With parkruns only just resuming in July, it hasn’t left much time to complete a challenge, so we extended the 2020 challenge. Also, with Yeovil being permanently cancelled and the closest ‘Y’ was 3 hours away, the challenge was changed to the Northern sounding ‘M’FRIENDS’.

2020-2021 ‘M’FRIENDS’ challenge progress


The challenge was cut short when all parkruns were cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic in March. Only 1 member managed to complete and spell out ‘MYFRIENDS’, with the ‘Y’ being a tricky one; either York or Yeovil.

2020 ‘MYFRIENDS’ challenge progress


The first year of the challenge saw 46 members complete and spell out ‘BLACKPEARS’. The ‘R’ proved the trickiest for most; Ross-on-Wye was the closest, but was plagued with cancellations due to flooding and heavy rain. Members had to venture out to Rugby or Newport (Riverfront).

2019 ‘BLACKPEARS’ challenge progress