About Us

Lydney parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Lydney Boating Lake, Lakeside Gardens, Lydney, GL15 5RH. 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 garages, by the lake, and enjoy the pleasant surroundings - 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.

  • Active Together - Gloucestershire County Council: Encouraging more sport and physical activity across the county. Making it easier for people in Gloucestershire to stay active.

  • Forest of Dean District Council: For providing a grant through from the Community Grant, to set up Lydney parkrun.

  • Forest of Dean Athletic Club: Provided financial support for setting up, and its club members volunteered to prepare the course, and each week.

  • Lydney Recreational Trust: Who's land we use and have giving us permission to use the land.

    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
    2016-11-04Forest of Dean LionsLydney£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED
    2016-09-07I am Team GB eventLydney£37.00£31.45£5.55Bacon butties
    2016-07-25Gloucestershire DCLydney£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-11-15Lydney£75.00Wall bracket for AED
    2017-01-30Lydney£-155.55Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2019-01-18Lydney£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame