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How many parkruns can you do in 2024?

It's possible to run 62 parkruns in 2024.

Most people, once they start parkrun, start looking forward to milestones.

It's natural to want to know how long it will take to register a certain number of runs. But what if you went all out and did as many parkruns as allowed in 2024?

Maximum number of parkruns in a year

There are usually 52 (sometimes 53) Saturdays in a year, so you may think the answer is 52 for 2024, but that simple calculation ignores special days. Each country that hosts parkrun can choose a special day on which they have an extra parkrun.

So, if you decided that in 2024 you were going to complete a parkrun every Saturday and also tour the world, seeking out special days, how many could you manage? Let's work it out, keeping a running total.

All the Saturdays

You're not going to get ill, you're not going to run any Saturday morning races, and you're not going to volunteer (naughty you). There are only 52 Saturdays in 2024 (there were also 52 in 2023, but a whopping 53 in 2022), so let's start with 52.

Running total: 52

1st January 2024, New Year's Day (multiple countries)

In addition to their special day, each parkrun is allowed to host an extra even on January 1st.

In the old days you used to be able to register more than one run on New Year's Day, but sadly that little bit of fun is no longer permitted.

Running total: 53

27th April 2024, Freedom Day (South Africa)

Our first stop on the world tour is South Africa for Freedom Day. Unfortunately this falls on a Saturday in 2024, so won't add to our total.

Running total: 53

4th May 2024, Greenery Day (Japan)

Japan celebrate Greenery Day with a parkrun. Unfortunately, it also falls on a Saturday in 2024 so won't count as an extra.

Running total: 53

9th May 2024, Ascension Day(Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway)

The four Nordic countries now have the same special day—Ascension Day—which always falls on a Thursday. Remember that parkruns in Sweden, Finland, and Norway start at 9.30.

Running total: 54

20th May 2024, Whit Monday/Pinksteren (Netherlands)

Next stop is the Netherlands for Whit Monday, which, as expected, is on a Monday.

Running total: 55

1st July 2024, Canada Day (Canada)

Canada Day falls on a Monday in 2024. So check out which events are hosting a parkrun.

Running total: 56

9th August 2024, National Day (Singapore)

Time for a Friday parkrun in Singapore to celebrateThe National Day of Singapore.

Running total: 57

16th September 2024, Malaysia Day (Malaysia)

Celebrate Malaysia Day with a Monday parkrun in Malaysia.

Running total: 58

3rd October 2024, German Unity Day (Germany)

parkrun Germany events can choose to celebrate German Unity Day with an extra run on Thursday 3rd October.

Running total: 59

28th November 2024, Thanksgiving (USA)

If you're in the USA on the fourth Thursday in November you can visit a Thanksgiving parkrun.

Running total: 60

25th December 2024, Christmas Day (Multiple)

Many events in UK, New Zealand, Italy, Ireland, and Australia choose to host an event on Christmas Day, often with fancy dress. Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday in 2024.

Running total: 61

26th December 2024, Boxing Day/Second Day of Christmas (Poland)

After your Christmas Day parkrun, why not also run on Thursday by nipping over to Poland the very next day for a Boxing Day/Second Day of Christmas run?

Running total: 62

So, there we have it. The maximum number of parkruns it's possible to run in 2024 is 62. That's 310 kilometers, or 192.6 miles.

Previous Years

It was possible to run 64 parkruns in 2023.