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Walk, Jog or Run

What is Southall parkrun?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Southall Park, Uxbridge Rd, Southall, UB1 3AF. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before you first come along. Only ever register with parkrun once and don’t forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all take part for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Southall parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email southall@parkrun.com to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at a local café – please come and join us!

The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Southall Park, Southall. The course is run on a mixture of permanent paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won’t hurt your time, it won’t stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

Southall parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm’s reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent’s choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can – your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally – this event survives only because of your generosity – please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks – some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces – whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us.
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Southall parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people’s performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you – the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances – to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Description

The course is a three lap course starting and finishing at the same point. The course starts on a wide avenue near the central ‘roundabout’ heading towards Boyd Avenue. The route follows the perimeter of the park three times before finishing on the grass. There will be marshals throughout the course – or signage at turn points.

Facilities

No toilets.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on a wide avenue near the central ‘roundabout’.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Many buses can be used to get to the centre of Southall, the main buses on the Uxbridge road are the 207, 427, 607 and 195. The E5 bus serves people travelling North and South into Southall.

Tube: The nearest Underground lines are: Ealing Broadway (Central / District Lines) and then one of 207, 607 buses OR Boston Manor (Piccadilly Line) and 195 … allow at least 30mins from both tube stations to get to the start of the parkrun.

Train: Southall mainline station is a 15min walk away – this has regular trains from central London and regular trains from the west (Reading, Slough etc). Southall mainline station will be on the Crossrail route from later in 2021.

Getting there on foot

The start line will be visible from the main entrance to the park off of the Uxbridge Road and from people arriving at the Boyd Avenue entrance.
If coming by train – then walk down Park Avenue, which is off the main road the station is on, and enter the park through the entrance on Park Avenue.

Getting there by road

The park is on the main Uxbridge Road (A4020) on the east side of the centre of Southall in the Borough of Ealing. 

Limited parking with parking restrictions on all roads closer to the centre of Southall. Street parking at Green Drive on the park perimeter has no restrictions as at November 2021 but this should be checked when parking.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at a local café – please come and join us!