"In the past 18 months, some 1,500 GP surgeries have signed up to encourage patients to take part in their local parkrun. Those who never thought they could run 5km (3 miles) and now consider the event a lifeline describe how the experience has improved their health and outlook."
Henlow Bridge Lakes are delighted to be supporting the new parkrun around our venue every Saturday morning at 9am.
Starting on the footpath beside Jordans Lake and proceeding anti clockwise, this free event is organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone and circuits the beautiful Henlow Bridge Lakes campsite and fishing venue here in Bedfordshire. A one time registration is required to participate in all park runs. Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, be a valued volunteer, or do a combination of all these things!
Running and walking are great forms of exercise for all ages and on the parkrun you will be joining lots of like-minded people with no pressure to compete or just be a volunteer marshall. The course is flat for the whole 5k's. You can bring your kids, even if they are in a pushchair and dogs are also welcome to run with you on short leads.
Arriving by car you need to follow the signs to the railway station from the A507 passing our main entrance on the slip road. At the station car park, there are ample parking spaces for a small charge, then it's a short walk to the start point.
To avoid waiting at the machines you can pay later in the day or use the app available here... https://paybyphone.co.uk/
If you are arriving by cycle you can come directly to the campsite entrance and leave your bike where instructed by our wardens, but allow a 5 min walk to the starting point for the 8.55 am debriefing.
We are also easily accessible from all the major towns on the Kings Cross to Peterborough train service which stops in Arlesey Railway Station, literally a few minutes walk from the start and finish of the event, which makes it a great choice for people from Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage etc.
The 9a bus also stops and picks up close by and times can be found on the Stagecoach website. Grab a coffee and a croissant at the campsite shop after the run.
Henlow Bridge Lakes campsite are making their bathrooms available for all parkrunners and we also have a coffee shop, with hot and cold drinks, fresh morning goods such as pain au chocolates, croissants and other snacks, with a covered seating area where you can relax after the run. Please note: We require customers to wear face coverings and be limited to 8 people in the shop.
If you really want to relax, before and after the run, you could make a little holiday of it by staying in one of our lakeside cabins, luxury lodges, or even bring your own caravan, motorhome or tent on Friday and spend the weekend with us.
Check our website booking page for availability, we are open all year round
Are ready to have an uplifting and life changing experience?
Please visit the event page for the latest information and statistics information about this particular run.
There is also a dedicated Facebook page for the Henlow BridgeLakes parkrun with links to lots of great photographs.
Can you spot yourself on our little video compilation? :)