About Us

Moors Valley parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton road, Ashley Heath, Nr. Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. 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 Seasons Restaurant - 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 Dorset:

  • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest:

  • Verwood Town Council:

  • 3LX Community Grant Aid Fund:

    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
    2018-09-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Lee WaltersMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-04Melissa ElliottMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-01-24East Dorset District CouncilMoors Valley£1500.00£1275.00£225.00For storage unit
    2016-10-31Cash for CarriersMoors Valley£1000.00£850.00£150.00For equipment
    2016-08-08Julie PegoraroMoors Valley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-11Katy GodbeerMoors Valley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-11Joanne WestonMoors Valley£30.00£25.50£4.50For Moors Valley towards PA system
    2015-12-25Christopher ArchiboldMoors Valley£3.00£2.55£0.45


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£230.00Storage cupboard
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£9.97Padlock
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£21.00Storage boxes
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£29.99Laptop screen
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£31.21Signs
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£15.80First aid kit
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£3.50Dorset flag
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£22.95Waterproof clipboard
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£6.95Club hammer
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£0.75Pens