About Us

Oakwell Hall parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LG. 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 Oak Tree Café - 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.

  • Friends of Oakwell Hall:

  • Park House:

  • Kirklees Council:

  • PPG Industries:

    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
    2019-02-16nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-01-26nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-01-21Leeds Building SocietyOakwell Hall£7270.56£7270.56£0.00Community Reward Scheme
    2019-01-20nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-01-12nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-01-07nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-12-30Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£20.00£0.00On behalf of David Hull if gift aid appropriate. Many thanks to super Oakwell team.
    2018-12-29nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-12-15nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-10-01nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00Nicky X
    2018-09-08nicholas bestOakwell Hall£2.00£2.00£0.00A pound donation for each of last two weeks.. Nicky x x x
    2018-08-26nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-08-13nicholas bestOakwell Hall£1.00£1.00£0.00Nicky X
    2018-06-21Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£20.00£0.00Thanks to the super Oakwell team.
    2018-06-19nicholas bestOakwell Hall£8.00£8.00£0.00Thanx for letting me participate ... Nicky xxXx
    2018-01-27Amanda WalkerOakwell Hall£20.00£20.00£0.00Happy Birthday Julian Farrar
    2017-12-23Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2016-12-30Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£17.00£3.00Please accept this donation from David Hull at the same address, who is a tax payer so that you can claim the gift aid!
    2016-07-09Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£17.00£3.00Oakwells 100th birthday on behalf of David Hull A1101424
    2016-05-26Jan KingOakwell Hall£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-01-17Marjorie HullOakwell Hall£20.00£17.00£3.00On behalf of David Hull
    2015-10-06Beverley McgintyOakwell Hall£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-06-07Jan KingOakwell Hall£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-20Penelope NorthOakwell Hall£9.00£7.65£1.35Please allocate my donation to my home Park Run which is Oakwell Hall Park Run
    2015-03-18Penelope NorthOakwell Hall£1.00£0.85£0.15
    2015-03-10Debra ArcherOakwell Hall£20.00£17.00£3.00Please allocate to Oakwell Hall parkrun
    2014-12-20Lynda RobertsonOakwell Hall£20.00£17.00£3.00Please accept this donation from Duncan Robertson, at the same address, who is a tax payer so that you can claim the gift aid!
    2014-12-02Keith JoplinOakwell Hall£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-11-24Jane CromackOakwell Hall£10.00£8.50£1.50I hope you have the donations set up as a charity.
    2014-10-04adam gallagherOakwell Hall£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-10-22Oakwell Hall£25.325 numbered bibs
    2019-01-18Oakwell Hall£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame