Friday, 30 November 2012

parkrun registration stats this week

There is still a little time for new registrations this week, but at the time of writing and compared to the figures in my post this time last week....

Totalling up new registrations across parkrun globally, shows that parkrun has attracted a further 3,666 registrations this week.

This takes the total number of global parkrun registrations (according to the official source page on the parkrun website) up to 395,991 (up from 392,325). That is a growth of 0.9% on last week. However, a parkrun Facebook status earlier today suggested that the figure was over 399,000, so it seems the official stats page is not 100% up to date.

It would therefore appear that parkrun should break-through the 400,000 registrations mark sometime in the next few days.

This weekend sees the addition of Torrens parkrun (Adelaide, Australia) to the parkrun family.

Three runs in and Malahide parkrun continues to be top of the charts in the number of new registrations category, this week adding yet another 137 new registrants so far. That is now four weeks in a row that Malahide parkrun has added the most new registrations.

parkrun events showing notable growth in registrations this week are:
Event   Total   This week   
Malahide parkrun1133137
Newy parkrun183271
Brighton & Hove parkrun994151
Torrens parkrun6451

No great surprises in the "largest parkrun in the world" category this week, where it is still:
Event   Total   
Bushy parkrun20912
Glasgow parkrun12288
Leeds parkrun11125

And at the other end of the spectrum, but just as worthy of a mention we have (including a new entry):
Event   Total   
Congleton parkrun13
Upton Court parkrun28
Kingscliff parkrun52


  1. Where do you find these numbers? We are in our first year and I would be interested to know how many registrations we are pulling runners from each week. There is obviously a link between registrations and runners but who are the most faithful and who are the most fickle?
    Joe 'The Pirate' Ellis.
    Graves - Hills & Highland Cows

    1. Hi Joe, I find them here:
      Graves parkrun total registrants=463 new this week=6

    2. Thanks for that. Hours of facinating study will be frittered away.

      Re:'the most faithful'. Initial calculations indicate that the Time since 1st run is a vital component. As registrations accumulate, drop outs/move aways/transfers do too.

      Kingscliffe 20 runners/53 registrations = 37% New
      Graves 75/463 = 16.2% 8 months old
      Bushy 741/20925 = 03.5%? 8 years old

      Leave it with me . . . . . I may be some time!

      Graves - Hills & Highland Cows


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