This is an international event and has been established at a number of locations in the Netherlands since 2020. The Parkrun Zuiderpark is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to join, whether you're walking, jogging, running, volunteering or just standing by the side of the road. The Parkrun takes place every Saturday, all year round, in good and bad weather.
The route is 5 km long. This has been accurately measured with a professional measuring wheel. The location of the event: Zuiderpark, The Hague. Start from the Sports Campus.
The route is a paved footpath. Some parts of the route can get muddy, wet and slippery when it rains. Depending on availability, there will be route controllers along the route or signposts will be used.
Please note that parkrun uses trails that are open to all. Give other visitors to the park enough space. This won't cost you time, you can still run a PR and it will ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy the event.
Try to get to the event on foot, by bike or by public transport. Are you taking the car? Then consider carpooling. In this way we reduce our impact on both our environment and other park visitors. Also pay close attention when you arrive or leave. The number of parking spaces may be limited, so be on time.
Fancy a coffee or tea afterwards? From 10:00 you can drink coffee or tea at Parkoers café.
The Zuiderpark parkrun is a fun, free event, organized by volunteers for everyone. Would you like to join us? Then keep the following in mind:
Please be considerate of the park and other visitors to the park at all times.
Children under 11 must be accompanied (within arm's length) during the entire run by a parent, guardian or a responsible adult - designated by the parent.
Come on foot, by bike or by public transport if possible. When you do this, you help minimize the impact on the park and our planet.
Do you want to help as a volunteer? People are always needed for this, more information can be found on the volunteer page.
Pay attention near roads and parking lots - most vehicles are faster than you. Do not hang around cars, especially if you have children with you. If you go to Parkrun by car, do not drive too fast, even if you are (too) late.
When walking, be aware of uneven ground - whether you're walking on grass or asphalt. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, walkers, children, dogs, (wild) animals, road works, falling branches, posts and other obstacles that may be on the route.
Make sure you are fit enough to walk, jog or run 5 km.
If you see a runner in trouble, stop to help and get help as soon as possible.
Are you a spectator? Give runners plenty of space on the route. Pay close attention to children or dogs when you have them with you.
It is not allowed to participate with a pram and a dog at the same time.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that you can get from a tick bite. Wear protective clothing when participating in a parkun in a grassy and/or wooded area.
Participants with a dog are welcome. Make sure the dog walks with a short leash so you can keep him under control.
Walkers with a pram are also welcome, but be careful and pay attention to the other participants. If possible, start in the back and try to stay on one side of the group as much as possible.
All park run events use the age index to allow runners to compare their results. The age index uses your result in combination with the world record for your gender and age category to arrive at a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your performance with someone else's, even if they are in a different category: the higher your score, the better. Scores can also be compared over different walking distances: for example you can compare a time in the 5 km with a marathon time.
How do you participate?
Registering is completely free and only needs to be done once! Simply fill in the registration form, print your barcode and go to your local event. Whether you want to walk, jog, run, volunteer or just stand by the sidelines, at parkrun you work on yourself and your health while enjoying the outdoors, making new friends and improving your fitness.
Dates and Times
Saturday 1 October 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday 8 October 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday 15 October 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday 22 October 09:00 - 10:00 Saturday 29 October 09:00 - 10:00