About Us

Roundhay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in It's run in Roundhay Park, Leeds. See Course page for more details. 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 Lakeside Cafe next to Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park when it opens at 10am - 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.


  • ARC Inspirations: The ARC Inspirations group is an ever growing chain of high quality bars and restaurants throughout Leeds and its surrounding areas. It is because of the expertise on show here that we have chosen to hold our post parkrun social events and any other outside events in these venues throughout the year. Our home social location will be Napa Bar and Kitchen, located close to the parkrun course; however we have free range to use any of the establishments throughout the company.

  • Leeds City Council: We have been lucky enough to gain the backing of Leeds City Council for our parkrun, meaning that we have guaranteed use of the park at our time slot week in week out. Great news for the people of Roundhay, and great news for the people of Leeds!

  • Friends of Roundhay Park and Parks and Countryside: Without the support of FORP and Parks, there would be no Roundhay parkrun. Where other proposals have failed, or at least been made difficult to get organized, we have had their full support throughout the process. The support of these organizations has been priceless and has brought up many opportunities for this fantastic parkrun to expand and cater for everybody.


    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
    2018-06-19nicholas bestRoundhay£1.00£1.00£0.00Thanx for the parkrun .... Nicky xXxx
    2018-02-09HSD Safety via Cross Flatts parkrunRoundhay£384.05£384.05£0.00Transfer from Cross Flatts - excess AED funding
    2018-01-21helen downieRoundhay£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-09-29Mary ButterworthRoundhay£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-08-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-06-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-06Stephen LovellRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-01Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-01-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-28Alison DevlinRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-25Roundhay RunnersRoundhay£50.00£42.50£7.50For AED fund
    2016-12-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-09Valley Striders Athletic ClubRoundhay£100.00£85.00£15.00For AED fund
    2016-12-06Dan MurrayRoundhay£250.00£212.50£37.50
    2016-11-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-19Joel GiddingsRoundhay£25.00£21.25£3.75For Roundhay parkrun AED
    2016-11-19Sean MullanyRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00Towards AED
    2016-11-16Craig MaffeyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay parkrun AED
    2016-11-09jeff harwoodRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay Defibrillator
    2016-11-05Katrin UllrichRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-29Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-28Andrew TaitRoundhay£25.00£21.25£3.75For the AED.
    2016-10-27Chris CobbRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-25Rob MarshRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-24Jasjit SinghRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00For Roundhay Park AED. Keep up the great work !
    2016-10-22Kathryn MunnRoundhay£25.00£21.25£3.75For Roundhay AED
    2016-10-21James RuaneRoundhay£30.00£25.50£4.50For Roundhay parkrun AED
    2016-10-18Dave SmallRoundhay£100.00£85.00£15.00For AED fund from Dave Small @ Thirdrock Internet Ltd (a sort-of-regular Parkrunner)
    2016-10-17Janice RushRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-15Ray HawksbyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fund
    2016-10-13Jonathan MacNayRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00parkrun
    2016-10-13margaret cookRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-13Harriet CarlyleRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-12Stephanie GledhillRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00For Roundhay Parkrun AED
    2016-10-11Julie OldfieldRoundhay£15.00£12.75£2.25AED purchase for Roundhay parkrun
    2016-10-10jonathan naylorRoundhay£30.00£25.50£4.50for roundhay park run A.E.D
    2016-10-09Geoff BowmanRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For the defibrillator at Roundhay Park
    2016-10-09David MerrittRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50Towards the Roundhay AED.
    2016-10-09Robert GrenlandRoundhay£5.00£4.25£0.75For Roundhay Park run AED
    2016-10-08Balbir BoughanRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED at Roundhay (great idea!)
    2016-10-08Anne WorrallRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay Defibrillator
    2016-10-08Sarah HowellRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-08Paul CarsleyRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00Roundhay Park AED
    2016-10-08Louise WalkerRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50AED for Roundhay parkrun
    2016-10-08Black MarbleRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For the AED at Roundhay parkrun
    2016-10-08MR M D LOFTUS LOFTUSRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-06Paul HowardRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For the AED at Roundhay parkrun
    2016-10-06Vernon LongRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-06J and Alex WATSON-USHERRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50AED for Roundhay Park
    2016-10-06Pete TwiggRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay AED
    2016-10-06Adam BullRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED at Roundhay :o)
    2016-10-05Penelope RobinsonRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05Phillip GillibrandRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED at Roundhay
    2016-10-05I A RAYNERRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-05Thomas VenningRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00For AED at Roundhay
    2016-10-05Mary ButterworthRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-05James BalkwillRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05Tim StraughanRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-05Robin CoghlanRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05Ian CoreRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fund
    2016-10-05John HusseyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-05Iain CurrieRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00Donated to Roundhay towards the AED collection
    2016-10-05Mr Eamon O'BrienRoundhay£5.00£4.25£0.75This is for the defib at roundhay please
    2016-10-05HANNAH WILSONRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Lindsay LowsonRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED at Roundhay
    2016-10-04Amanda GreenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to Roundhay parkrun towards the defibrillator.
    2016-10-04Christine HuckerbyRoundhay£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-04Sarah HaslopRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Rebecca derryRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay parkrun new defib. From Bex Wheatley 230342
    2016-10-04Peter WilkieRoundhay£18.56£15.78£2.78For AED. Value is my Roundhay PB.
    2016-10-04Neil HodgsonRoundhay£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2016-10-04Stuart ShepherdRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Cathryn PrestonRoundhay£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-10-04David WeightRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04June JacksonRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For the AED :)
    2016-10-04Edward RotheraRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50Towards AED
    2016-10-01Graham PawleyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-27Neil HodgsonRoundhay£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2016-01-28Gillian HallRoundhay£35.00£29.75£5.25
    2015-09-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-06-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-05-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-02-18David WeightRoundhay£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-02-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-03Margaret CliffRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-12-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-11-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-10-20I A RAYNERRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50for Rounhay Park run
    2014-10-04Liga Mgdalenoka-KeenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-07Lee WrenRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-09-12john whiteheadRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-08-30Vernon LongRoundhay£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2013-08-28Graham PawleyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50Junior parkrun
    2013-08-10Richard IrvineRoundhay£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2013-07-30Richard IrvineRoundhay£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2013-06-27Richard IrvineRoundhay£4.00£3.40£0.60
    2013-06-01Richard IrvineRoundhay£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2012-05-02Lindsay ShortRoundhay£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2012-04-17Graham PawleyRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2011-09-25john husseyRoundhay£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2011-09-24helen downieRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2011-09-24Michael MansfieldRoundhay£10.00£8.50£1.50For Roundhay Parkrun please and the cut to new events

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-04-24Roundhay£30.58Pacer bibs
    2014-06-01Roundhay£41.92megaphone
    2015-10-15Roundhay£85.00parkrun flag
    2016-06-15Roundhay£25.00Replacement poles
    2016-11-30Roundhay£674.00 AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN PAD 360P FULLY AUTOMATIC WITH 1 ADULT PAD PAK
    2017-01-30Roundhay£-207.73Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2018-09-12Roundhay£57.49Pacer bibs
    2018-11-15Roundhay£29.99Gear buggy