Bristol’s Run 2k Challenge

Bristol’s Run 2k Challenge 2017-11-06T13:12:07+00:00

Project Description

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What’s the activity?

Join in Bristol’s Run 2K Challenge!

As part of Bristol’s year as European City of Sport we would like to get as many 4 to 14 year olds to complete a 2K this November. You can do this at anytime, anywhere but we would love you to come and join in the fun at one of Bristol’s three weekly Sunday junior parkruns and receive a free special edition wristband. Run or volunteer one Sunday, or run/ volunteer at them all, it’s your choice!

Which area of the city can run the furthest – North, Central/East or South?


  • Kingsweston Estate, Kings Weston Lane, BS11 0UR
  • Eastville Park, Fishponds Road, Eastville, BS5 6PX
  • Windmill Hill, (at Victoria Park), Nutgrove Avenue, BS3 4QF


  • junior parkrun takes place every Sunday. The November dates are: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
  • Windmill Hill and Eastville Park events start at 9am. Kingsweston starts at 10am.

How to register

If you are already registered with parkrun you don’t need to register again – just bring your barcode to parkrun as usual. However, you should update your profile by selecting your area (see [2] below.

If you are new to parkrun you need to register and obtain a barcode. Please check our advice on this page. Then:

[1] Register. Register with parkrun at to join your area challenge. Parents and carers: please see parkrun’s advice to ‘Register on behalf of others‘.

[2] Select your Area. At the ‘Running Club (Optional)’ section click the ‘Select Club’ button. Select your local area that you live in from the dropdown, it will be either:

  • Bristol North 2k Challenge
  • Bristol Central & East 2k Challenge
  • Bristol South 2k Challenge

Registering for one of the Clubs/ Areas will record your activity as part of the 2K Challenge, so please do join one of the three.

[3] Select ‘Home Run’. Select your potential first run location from the list called ‘Home Run’. These are listed as: “Windmill Hill junior parkrun”; “Eastville junior parkrun”, and “Kings Weston junior parkrun”. Knowing your Home Run helps parkrun know where you run most, and to identify you, but you can run at any junior parkrun.

[4] Print off and bring your runner’s barcode with you on the day, to record your distance for your area, and to collect your special edition wristband!

Areas covered

Bristol North, South and Central/East.

Who is the activity open to?

Boys and girls aged 4 to 14 years. Parents/carers are welcome to join in with their child, support and cheer or help the event happen by volunteering. We will need lots of volunteers this month, so please offer to help. Find out more here:

Is booking required?

All children and volunteers need to be registered at Don’t forget to print off and bring your barcode, so that your 2k can count towards your area’s grand total.

Equipment or specific clothing needed

Clothing and trainers you are comfortable to run in. Why not wear your area’s colour: North – blue; Central/ East – yellow; South – red.

Please note: Windmill Hill (at Victoria Park) and Eastville junior parkruns are fully accessible.

Skill level required?

None. You can run, walk, jog, skip, or gallop the 2k course – or help out by marshalling, leading the warm-up, handing out Finish tokens and more.

Activity costs after the initial offer


Sport club/provider

junior parkrun is working with Bristol European City of Sport.

More Details & Contact: