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Who We Are & When We Run

Queen's Park Harriers is a running club based in North West London.

The club was founded in 1887 as a sports club to which Queen's Park Rangers Football Club can also trace its roots.

​Today, the club counts among its members runners from a range of backgrounds, 

abilities, achievements and goals.


Some join to improve their fitness, others to train for specific distances. Others are social runners, while some live for the challenge that the sport presents

Group shot of runners in a field with kids in a trolly
Group shot of runners wearing medals at Osterley Park
Queens Park Harriers running at Willesden Sports Centre track

What we do

The two primary club activities are competing and training (with the social side coming a close third).

We compete in a number of road and cross country events as a club, while our members often represent Queen's Park Harriers across the globe wearing the club's Danebury hoops. 

Our members train for races from short distances to ultra-marathons, as well as for fitness, and we hold regular training sessions on the track and on the road to help them achieve their goals.

Three Queens Park Harriers running over the bridge at Gladstone Parkrun

When We Run

We hold regular training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:45pm) at Willesden Green Sports Centre, and host Sunday long runs starting from the café in Queen's Park at 9am.  The two training sessions are identical, and members join us for one or the other.
You can find out more information about these on our join us page.

Most​ Harriers also attend Gladstone Parkrun, between Dollis Hill and Willesden Green tube stations.


It's a great opportunity to meet with us; you can spot us quite easily thanks to our red hoodies!

We also sometime travel for our Parkruns. Find where our latest parkrun travels have taken us.

The club also has a popular Juniors section, working with various age groups on track, field and running disciplines.

To find out more about our activities and the competitions we are involved in, check out our calendar for upcoming races, events and social gatherings.

Our History

We have a long and rich history, being a founding member of the Middlesex County and North of the Thames Cross Country Association in 1894.


The club vest–red and white ‘Danebury’ hoops–has been a recognisable part of the regional and national running and athletics scene for well over a century.

Previous members include Olympic medal winners and nationally recognised athletes.


Find out more about our history here.

Queen's Park Harriers in their normal clothes, at a Christmas Party
Historic short (circa 1900) of Queens Park Harriers

Our Community


All of the above makes us a tight-knit community of runners - or 'Hoopsters', as we like to say.


As well as races and training, we host and organise social events throughout the year. We also meet up in The Island pub on the last Tuesday of every month after training for some necessary carb-loading...

Join the Hoopsters' online community: check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Up the Park!

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