About Us

Reading parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Dinton Pastures Country Park, Reading. 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 Dragonfly café, which opens at 8:30 every day - 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
2018-03-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-02-15maureen dowlingReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-02-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-01-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-12-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-11-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-09-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-08-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-07-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-06-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-05-09Ben LancasterReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-04-01maureen dowlingReading£10.00£10.00£0.00
2016-11-07Kerry RobertsReading£100.00£85.00£15.00Where would a lot of people be without Reading parkrun. You offer so much more than a run.
2016-10-16Tom RobinsonReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-09-11Ash SingalReading£10.00£8.50£1.50So odd running this one in daylight.
2016-09-10Brian KirsoppReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-08-21Sarah CookReading£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-08-18Sunil FernandesReading£30.00£25.50£4.50Thanks! :)
2015-12-24Teresa CaswellReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Reading parkrun calendar for Andy Lenaghan
2015-12-21FERGAL DONNELLYReading£20.00£17.00£3.00Reading parkrun calendar x 2- Fergal Donnelly
2015-12-14philip maceReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-12-13Teresa CaswellReading£25.00£21.25£3.75Calendar for Ann McKinnon, Veronica Andrew, Lorraine Bailey, John Bailey and Peter Reilly.
2015-12-12Neil HartReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-12-08Maureen SweeneyReading£10.00£8.50£1.50Reading parkrun calendar
2015-12-07Brendan MorrisReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-12-06Sarah WaltersReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-12-05Geoff WhiteReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-12-05Clare CoyleReading£5.00£4.25£0.75for Reading parkrun calendar
2015-12-05Janet LevertonReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Reading parkrun calendar
2015-12-05Clara SmowtonReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Calendar
2015-12-05Teresa CaswellReading£5.00£4.25£0.75From Margaret Husein for a calendar
2015-12-05Kristian WilkinsReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Calendar please...
2015-12-04Justin SimonsReading£15.00£12.75£2.25For Reading Parkrun please - 3 x calendars
2015-12-01Simon BrookesReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-11-30Sue JonesReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Calendar
2015-11-29Emma GrensideReading£5.00£4.25£0.75For Reading parkrun
2015-11-28Tom RobinsonReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-11-28Sunil FernandesReading£10.00£8.50£1.50for the Reading parkrun calendar (Sunil Fernandes)
2015-11-28Ian MayReading£5.00£4.25£0.75For the Reading Parkrun calender
2015-11-28Gary BramptonReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Payment for calendar
2015-11-28Dawn CooperReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-11-28Peter ReillyReading£10.00£8.50£1.50For Reading parkrun Calendar x 2
2015-11-28Sev KoniecznyReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-11-27Liz AtkinsonReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-11-27Peter cookReading£20.00£17.00£3.00For Reading parkrun Calendar and event funding.
2015-11-06Sue JonesReading£50.00£42.50£7.50
2015-09-15ashley middlewickReading£50.00£42.50£7.50
2015-09-15Emma GrensideReading£10.00£8.50£1.50For Reading parkrun
2015-09-14Kristian WilkinsReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-09-13Tom ByrdReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-09-13Hitesh ParekhReading£51.00£43.35£7.65Great work please keep it up...
2015-09-13Tom RobinsonReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-09-13Teresa CaswellReading£61.05£51.89£9.16
2015-09-12Justin SimonsReading£20.00£17.00£3.00Reading Parkrun please.
2015-03-21George MacdonaldReading£80.00£68.00£12.00
2015-01-24Michael SankeyReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2014-09-15Kerry RobertsReading£10.00£8.50£1.50For my parkrun family at Reading parkrun!
2014-09-09Peter cookReading£15.00£12.75£2.25
2014-09-07David PinkReading£100.00£85.00£15.00
2014-02-10Simon HenleyReading£20.00£17.00£3.00Hi, A donation to Rotherham parkrun. Cheers, Simon
2013-09-02Barbara MichelReading£20.00£17.00£3.00Thank you for all your support especially Paul Noades xx cheers Babs
2013-08-31osama gibeenReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-08-17Anthony RolleyReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-08-04Peter cookReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-04-27Helen OakesReading£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-12-04Sally WatermanReading£25.00£21.25£3.75
2012-11-20mary walkerReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-03-26Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-03-19Elizabeth BailyReading£100.00£85.00£15.00
2012-03-17George MacdonaldReading£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-03-03Enda CaseyReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-02-26Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-01-26Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-12-26Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-12-26PETER RALPHReading£250.00£212.50£37.50this donation is made on behalf of imagine events limited for support and advice given to IEL by members of the Park Run Reading group during the planning and implementation a clients 5k charity run.
2011-12-10Keith EllisReading£20.00£17.00£3.00
2011-12-07Anthony J TovellReading£20.00£17.00£3.00for Reading event
2011-11-27Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-10-26Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-10-15James BrownReading£5.00£4.25£0.75
2011-09-27Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-09-16Gary BramptonReading£25.00£21.25£3.75
2011-08-25Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-07-30Peter cookReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-07-24Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-07-13Angela LiuReading£5.00£4.25£0.75contribution for the invite to the Adidas 5k Challenge xx
2011-06-24Paul CaswellReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-06-20stuart humphriesReading£50.00£42.50£7.50
2011-06-13Mark SheppardReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-04-16Gary BramptonReading£20.00£17.00£3.00
2011-02-28David LennonReading£10.00£8.50£1.50
2010-12-07Kerry AylmerReading£50.00£42.50£7.50
2010-11-18Peter ReillyReading£50.00£42.50£7.50
2010-11-16LUCY PERRINReading£5.00£4.25£0.75Reading


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2011-09-01Reading£73.96Anniversary Trophies
2015-11-27Reading£198.60Event calendars
2015-12-16Reading£70.00Equipment purchased
2016-06-01Reading£305.60Replacement laptop