About Us

Fountains Abbey parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Fountains Abbey, Fountains, Ripon, HG4 3DY. 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 Fountains Restaurant by the Visitor Centre & car park - 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.

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.


Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
2019-01-31Timothy CollinFountains Abbey£100.00£100.00£0.00I think this is entirely justified.
2019-01-27Paul RichardsonFountains Abbey£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-01-26Sarah WoffindenFountains Abbey£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-01-26Geoffrey HirstFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-12-19Fiona HernandezFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-11-12Anne MooreFountains Abbey£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-11-03Philip PalmerFountains Abbey£100.00£100.00£0.00
2018-05-01Billy MetcalfeFountains Abbey£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-04-19john toddFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2018-04-14jane holmesFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2018-02-03Morag McDowallFountains Abbey£100.00£100.00£0.00
2017-08-27robert smithFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00Fountains Abbey parkrun please - thanks Bob Smith
2017-06-24Scott BrownlowFountains Abbey£1.00£1.00£0.00
2017-06-21David BinksFountains Abbey£100.00£100.00£0.00
2017-06-18stuart stocksFountains Abbey£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-06-18sl haslamFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-06-17Koren CarrFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-06-15R A B HALLFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-06-14Jacquie MercerFountains Abbey£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-06-14robert smithFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-06-08Cristin TomanFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-06-06David BinksFountains Abbey£30.00£30.00£0.00
2017-06-03Ken DuckworthFountains Abbey£25.00£25.00£0.00
2017-05-29Regina HaynesFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-05-29Paul RichardsonFountains Abbey£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-05-29Fiona AlderFountains Abbey£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-04-19Lee StanleyFountains Abbey£100.00£100.00£0.00
2017-02-15Rob WilkinsFountains Abbey£25.00£25.00£0.00
2016-03-28Ian SwinscoeFountains Abbey£50.00£42.50£7.50
2015-04-29Christopher ColbournFountains Abbey£25.00£21.25£3.75I would be grateful if this donation could go towards supporting the Fountains Abbey parkrun who were very helpful to me.
2014-12-12AnonymousFountains Abbey£90.00£76.50£13.50
2014-03-12AnonymousFountains Abbey£50.00£42.50£7.50


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-08-12Fountains Abbey£62.45mobile phones & PAYG vouchers
2015-04-22Fountains Abbey£158.40anniversary prizes
2017-07-27Fountains Abbey£175.952nd anniversary prizes
2017-07-27Fountains Abbey£158.403rd anniversary prizes
2018-03-06Fountains Abbey£120.003 sets of tokens
2019-01-14Fountains Abbey£142.98Loud hailer and 5th anniversary cake