About Us

Long Eaton parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA. 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 at the Rugby House Cafe situated behind the start line. We have negotiated a discount for parkrunners of £2.50, other refreshments available or extras! Also changing shower facilities, even storage of kit. All welcome, kids and dogs too - 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.


  • Erewash Borough Council: Erewash Borough Council funded the start-up of the event, and we have the full support of Erewash Borough Council. They feel that it important to make good use of the park; and bring everyone together as a community.

  • Active Erewash: Active Derbyshire is a county wide campaign to encourage and support you to become more active by providing you with the information you need to get started, inspiring you to try new challenges and motivating you to carry on. They don’t just focus on the sporty types; they help everyone no matter what their age or ability or fitness level.

  • Derbyshire Village Games: Derbyshire Village Games is a community spirited project. Our team of coordinators work with local people to develop classes and clubs, activities and events to get people active. Derbyshire Village Games is a highly visible, accessible community spirited sport project across rural Derbyshire. It uses inter village competition, festivals and events to encourage people to participate in sport and recreation. It is the catalyst to a programme of club development, coach development and volunteer recruitment, and builds village identity and social interaction.

  • Jog Derbyshire: Jog Derbyshire is a county wide project which aims to encourage people to become fitter and be more active by starting to jog on a regular basis with people of similar fitness levels. Our network of community based jogging groups led by a qualified Jog Derbyshire Leader guide anyone who is new to jogging or who had not run for a long time through a series of gentle walking and jogging programmes.

  • Long Eaton Running Club: Long Eaton Running Club was founded in 1986 and has over 200 members currently registered with England Athletics. The club is for all abilities from the age of 16 who meet on club nights Tuesday & Thursday at the West Park Leisure Centre. The club affiliates to local Nott’s AAA Road Race League and Booths Summer league and winter(XC) league races holding 2 or 3 of these in the year. As well as the LERC 5 mile road race and Nomad Ultra 50k/m/Relays. All year round, members participate in a variety of different distances and types of running, including fell-running, cross country and road running as well as social element too. As a club we encourage, support and promote running in the local community.


    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
    2017-08-05Carrie FlemingLong Eaton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-21Erewash Sports AwardsLong Eaton£50.00£50.00£0.00Community award
    2017-04-02Scott BrownlowLong Eaton£1.00£1.00£0.00Weekly donation to parkrun - 11.3.17 - Long Eaton
    2017-01-29Scott BrownlowLong Eaton£1.00£0.85£0.15Weekly donation to parkrun - Forest Rec parkrun - 14.1.17
    2016-12-31Paul LeaneyLong Eaton£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2016-12-03Scott BrownlowLong Eaton£1.00£0.85£0.15Weekly donation to parkrun - Long Eaton parkrun - 19.11.16
    2016-01-30Scott BrownlowLong Eaton£1.00£0.85£0.15Weekly donation to Long Eaton parkrun - 30.1.16
    2016-01-12Ken SmedleyLong Eaton£5.00£4.25£0.75

    Withdrawals

    The event are yet to make a claim against the donations. Event teams please contact your local parkrun ambassador, country manager, or review the Organiser wiki for guidance on claiming against the available donations.