About Us

Telford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Telford Town Park, Hinkshay Road, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 3NZ. 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 Telford Town Park Visitor Centre 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.


  • Telford and Wrekin Council:

    Leisure services at T&W Council is about increasing and improving opportunities for the community to participate in Sport, Physical Activity & Active Recreation.

    Being a Co-operative Council is about us working together with our residents, partners and local organisations to collectively deliver the best we can for Telford and Wrekin. We believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. That is why we have adopted Co-operative Values.

    These Values were developed by the Co-operative Commission and are based on what residents and Council employees told the Commission about the sort of council and borough they would like to see in Telford and Wrekin. We have listened to the Commission and are committed to putting Co-operative Values at the heart of our organisation.

    Our aim is for our actions to speak louder than our words. We will also promote and share the Values with others across the Borough.

    • Openness and Honesty
    • We will - be open and honest in the way we work and make decisions and communicate in a clear, simple and timely way
    • We would like everyone - to be open and honest about what they want to improve in their community
    • Ownership
    • We will - be accountable for our own actions and empower others with the skills to help themselves
    • We would like everyone - to the best of their abilities, to take action and responsibility for themselves and their community
    • Fairness and Respect
    • We will - respond to people's needs in a fair and consistent way
    • We will and would like everyone to - respect and care for themselves and others, valuing the different ideas and skills that people bring and treating each other as equals
    • Involvement
    • We will - work together with our communities, involving people in decisions that affect their lives and be prepared to listen and take on new ideas
    • We would like everyone - to work with and support others, get involved and share their views to help us develop the way we do things

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust:

    Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust’s Physical Activity team delivers a wide range of community and Leisure Centre based sessions, including Walkabout Wrekin walking for health programme, men’s and women’s only gym and circuits, falls prevention, Zumba etc. supported exercise classes with an annual throughput of approx. 16,000.

    "Whilst we are unable to support the funding for parkrun, we are very pleased to market and promote the project, and look forward to our involvement in its development”


    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
    2018-11-04james VidlerTelford£2.00£2.00£0.00From Natalie Dimmock and Jim Vidler.
    2018-09-29James VidlerTelford£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-08-20James VidlerTelford£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-01-05Andrew FennellTelford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-12-30Kim FawkeTelford£50.00£50.00£0.00Kim
    2017-11-18Denise VeaseyTelford£40.00£40.00£0.0040 years of marriage tomorrow. We never would have believed that on the weekend of our 40th Wedding Anniversary we would have been able to run 5k. Huge thanks to Telford parkrun from my self and hubby Ken Veasey. Hope this helps others to do the same
    2017-08-20Sam JonesTelford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-08-19Chris OxleyTelford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-13Telford Athletics ClubTelford£68.00£68.00£0.00For post sponsorship
    2017-02-11D RogersTelford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-02-07Newport & District RCTelford£68.00£68.00£0.00For post sponsorship
    2017-02-01Telford HarriersTelford£68.00£68.00£0.00For post sponsorship
    2017-01-30Wrekin Road RunnersTelford£68.00£57.80£10.20For post sponsorship
    2017-01-29Lawley Running ClubTelford£68.00£57.80£10.20For post sponsorship
    2017-01-26Luke MillsTelford£68.00£57.80£10.20Donation from Bridgnorth Running Club for Telford parkrun km marker posts.
    2016-12-26Deborah HaleTelford£15.00£12.75£2.25Christmas card money donated as promised. Keep up the great work all at Telford parkrun. xxx
    2016-12-23Lisa YeomansTelford£13.00£11.05£1.95
    2016-12-14Johnathon SmartTelford£50.00£42.50£7.50We wished to donate to WRR running club due to members becoming customers of our business, WRR asked that we pass our gift to Telford parkrun, Thanks John, Soph & Broghan Smart
    2016-12-10Lynette ThrossellTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-04Joanne JacksonTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-09-29Nicholas TurnerTelford£30.00£25.50£4.50For the parkrun KM marker posts and all the excellent work done over the years, and in the future!
    2016-09-17Craig DrewTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50Toward Teford's km markers - thanks for a great event!
    2016-09-16john jacksonTelford£25.00£21.25£3.75For Telford parkrun . Many thanks for all you do John and Margaret
    2016-09-15Chris OxleyTelford£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-09-15ANNE-MARIE JONESTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50Telford parkrun
    2016-09-14Marie MasonTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50For Telford Parkrun distance markers 
    2016-09-14keri bentingTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-14Joanne JacksonTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-09-14MARK MOUNTFORDTelford£20.00£17.00£3.00For Telford parkrun posts :-)
    2016-09-13Nicola JonesTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-13Lucy BarberTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-13Gary MountfordTelford£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-09-13Chris JamesTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-13Joanne JacksonTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75For Telford parkrun km signs
    2016-04-09Ian BuddTelford£15.00£12.75£2.25For Telford parkrun- with thanks.
    2015-11-24Jonathan HigsonTelford£250.00£212.50£37.50Donation for Telford Park Run From the proceeds from Ironbridge Half Marathon 2015
    2015-09-04Lynette ThrossellTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-04-13john hallTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50My Son Sam Hall did first run Saturday and loved it so much I wanted to donate as was so impressed with volunteers
    2014-07-17zoe bevenTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-28Johanna SaundersTelford£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2014-05-20sam jonesTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-05-17Kerry FennerTelford£20.00£17.00£3.00A donation to Telford parkrun from the Fenner family and Positive Drive School of Motoring! Thank you for all you do for the community and for bringing parkrun to Telford, its becoming a bit of a Saturday routine! Xx
    2014-03-22Dannielle PerksTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-02-17Sarah ExonTelford£1.00£0.85£0.15
    2014-02-17Kathy JonesTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75Donation for Telford Parkrun
    2014-02-17Marilyn HuntTelford£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-02-16sam jonesTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50I missed Telford parkrun on the 25th Jan and missing it on the 22nd feb - so here's something in my absence :)
    2013-09-29Andrew FennellTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-07-24Paul BowesTelford£30.00£25.50£4.50Donated to Telford parkrun
    2013-07-22Lynne RichardsTelford£15.00£12.75£2.25Donation to Telford parkrun
    2013-07-22aaron bayntonTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-06-14sam jonesTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation for Telford Parkrun. Thank you
    2013-06-01Dean CotterillTelford£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2013-05-11Deborah HaleTelford£25.00£21.25£3.75For Telford Parkrun.
    2013-05-04sam jonesTelford£2.00£1.70£0.30Donation for Telford Parkrun
    2013-04-14AnonymousTelford£10.00£8.50£1.50

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2013-08-15Telford£43.95Event expenses
    2015-07-27Telford£26.37signs
    2016-01-06Telford£85.00parkrun flag
    2016-01-19Telford£11.98Start sign
    2015-06-13Telford£10.00RD's mobile phone top up
    2016-02-08Telford£18.06Trophies
    2016-07-08Telford£108.00Walkie talkies
    2016-10-19Telford£179.40Marker posts
    2017-01-25Telford£40.99Anniversary trophies
    2017-02-15Telford£300.00Km marker posts
    2017-02-02Telford£90.00Trophies/engraving
    2017-04-18Telford£60.41PA system
    2018-02-16Telford£65.95AED pads
    2018-09-04Telford£6.48Signs and stakes