About Us

Colchester Castle parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Castle Park, Colchester. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Claudius Gateway, which is just outside the main gate to the Castle - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


  • Colchester Borough Council: Colchester Castle parkrun is supported by Colchester Borough Council

  • Essex County Council: Colchester Castle parkrun is also supported by Essex County Council


    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 Febraury 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2017-09-28Jennie McElroyColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-08-28Jennie McElroyColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-28Jennie McElroyColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-28Jennie McElroyColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-10Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£10.00£0.00From Malkit Singh for replacement of bollards etc
    2017-05-28Jennie McElroyColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-07Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-07Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£9.00£9.00£0.00
    2017-05-06David ElleringtonColchester Castle£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-06Kevin SheathColchester Castle£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-04-29stephen buxtonColchester Castle£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Jackie WatshamColchester Castle£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-10Fraser LewisColchester Castle£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-10Cheryl SmithColchester Castle£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2016-10-15Simon HainesColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-07-30Sarah RhaitiColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-12Steve ShawColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-28Colchester Borough CouncilColchester Castle£450.00£382.50£67.50For AED
    2016-06-12Steve ShawColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-10Des BowdenColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100%to purchase defibrillator
    2016-06-03John PearceColchester Castle£25.00£21.25£3.75100% for CCp defibrillator fund
    2016-05-21N e SantomauroColchester Castle£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2016-05-16Nicola WatsonColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator for Colchester Castle Parkrun
    2016-05-14glen robertsonColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-05-14Claire LawnColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-05-12Steve ShawColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-05-11christine wakelingColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-05-10Nuno VidalColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% for CCp defibrillator fund
    2016-05-08Ignatius NaudeColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-05-08Rachel SadlerColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-05-07Allison DurbanColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defribillator
    2016-05-01Will ChaneyColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to Colchester Castle parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-04-30Deborah HolmesColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-26Ashley CardenColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase Colchester Defibrillator.
    2016-04-25Cheryl SmithColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% defibrillator
    2016-04-24alan foxColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-24Elizabeth GibsonColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defribrillator
    2016-04-23Fran NorrisColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-23Adam C WisherColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-19James AddisonColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-19Diana LeeColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50100% to defibrillator
    2016-04-16Bernard ForresterColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-16Teresa JarvisColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50100% to purchase Defibrillator
    2016-04-16John WheatleyColchester Castle£11.00£9.35£1.65parkrunners' donations - 100% donation to Defibrillator fund
    2016-04-16Paul CardenColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50"100% to purchase defibrillator"
    2016-04-16Theresa HigginsColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-04-14Kevin AndrewsColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defribrillator
    2016-04-13Colin WestColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-12Carolyn RichardsonColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-12Andrew StephensColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% Colchester PR Defibrillator
    2016-04-12David HoweColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator please
    2016-04-11Kevin SheathColchester Castle£100.00£85.00£15.00100% for defibrillator
    2016-04-11Chris BullockColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-10Sheryl KempColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-09Jim DuncanColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75For defibrilator
    2016-04-09CLARE WARDColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator for Colchester Castle park run. Thank you for everything you do - always worth coming.
    2016-04-09Joe PartridgeColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-04-08Laura BeckettColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% for defibrillator
    2016-04-07Craig MitchellColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-07John WheatleyColchester Castle£45.00£38.25£6.75100% to Colchester Castle defibrillator fund
    2016-04-05Georgina RootColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase difibrillator
    2016-04-05Jason ChattenColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-05Ruth BaldwinColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator for Colchester Castle parkrun
    2016-04-05Nick OakleyColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% for purchase of defibrilator
    2016-04-04Nicholas WalmsleyColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-04Sheryl NaiduColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-04Stephen AshbeeColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-03Benjamin FickenColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-03Andrew SilvertonColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-03Peter DaleColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase defibrillator (Colchester Castle)
    2016-04-03Susan GoodinColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to purchase Defibrillator
    2016-04-03Elizabeth CudmoreColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-03richard fifieldColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-04-02Anita FilerColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-02Martin TuckwellColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% for CCp defibrillator
    2016-04-02H L IvoryColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-02Rachel BreameColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-02James RiceColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% for CCp defibrillator
    2016-04-02James RiceColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-02Catherine JohnsonColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-04-02Deborah NickersonColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-02Daryl AllenColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75100% to purchase defibrillator
    2016-03-17Liam PercivalColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% for CCp defibrillator
    2016-03-17Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50100% to the defibrillator fund please
    2016-03-17Rik AlewijnseColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00100% for CCp defibrillator
    2016-03-17David WalkerdineColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-03-14julia woolnoughColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75To go for defibrillator at Colchester Castle.
    2016-03-13Robert SearleColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00Defibrillator - Colchester Park Run
    2016-03-12David ParfordColchester Castle£25.00£21.25£3.75100% for defibrillator
    2016-02-05Malcolm BaileyColchester Castle£250.00£212.50£37.50Donation to Colchester Park Run on behalf of Tiptree Road Runners
    2016-01-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-12-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-11Martyn ClarkeColchester Castle£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2015-11-03Abe RobinsonColchester Castle£70.00£59.50£10.50Please use to purchase new bar codes for Colchester Park Run - Ford Landscape Services
    2015-11-01Elizabeth GibsonColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75Towards new barcodes please
    2015-10-31Chris BullockColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50Hopefully it won't take long to get the new barcodes. Thanks Chris
    2015-10-31Caroline SearleColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-10-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-09-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-06-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-05-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-26Dan CookeColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-04-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-26Dan CookeColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-02-26Dan CookeColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-02-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-26Dan CookeColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-01-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-12-26Dan CookeColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-12-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-11-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-10-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-13s coveyColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-08-30Neil McCappinColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00Colchester Castle Parkrun please
    2014-08-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-05-21Stewart ChambersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-03-22Laura McKayColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-11-23Fran NorrisColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-06-23dan fosterColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-05-24Stephen HowardColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-05-18Toni SaundersColchester Castle£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-05-04dan fosterColchester Castle£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-04-25Charlotte AllenColchester Castle£20.00£17.00£3.00

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2013-09-24Colchester Castle£75.00Equipment
    2015-03-18Colchester Castle£135.86annual awards
    2016-01-15Colchester Castle£37.93Running signs
    2016-04-11Colchester Castle£20.88Megaphone
    2016-09-23Colchester Castle£81.66Speaker system
    2016-09-19Colchester Castle£830.00AED Plus Defibrillator Fully Automatic Zoll
    2016-09-13Colchester Castle£620.00AED cabinet
    2017-01-30Colchester Castle£-244.65Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2017-04-10Colchester Castle£54.43Balloons/helium for 4th anniversary
    2017-04-10Colchester Castle£75.00Cake for 4th anniversary
    2017-05-26Colchester Castle£95.00parkrun flag
    2017-07-18Colchester Castle£31.24Cable ties