About Us

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in It's run in Waterworks Park, North Belfast. 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!

Each week the runners and volunteers enjoy a drink of coffee, tea or juice together outside the pavilion near the finish area - 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.

  • North Belfast Harriers: The local running club felt that there was a need in North Belfast for an event to encourage low-key participation in running. Looking across to England, we saw that parkrun was the ideal solution to this need and so in partnership with Belfast City Council and SportNI we hope this will be the seed to taking parkrun throughout the Island of Ireland.

  • Belfast City Council:

  • SportNI:

    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
    2018-05-09Deborah BrownWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-14Fionnuala O'HareWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-14Paula O'BrienWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-02-14Debbie BrownWaterworks£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2016-10-08Tom WylieWaterworks£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-28Sean MckeownWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2015-10-10louise mcareeWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-08-10John CarberryWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-01Kilian WoodsWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-18paul brennanWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-11-16michael fitzpatrickWaterworks£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2014-07-05Anne FitzpatrickWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-05Ruadhrai O'KaneWaterworks£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2014-03-15Michael MORANWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-01-15Claire KillenWaterworks£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2013-09-21Michael MORANWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-09-05Simon ReeveWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-06-15keith lowryWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-12-25Elaine GormanWaterworks£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2012-12-06Philip BrinesWaterworks£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2012-09-23paul brennanWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-05-20Deborah BrownWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50Thanks to everyone who makes parkrun possible especially those at Waterworks Belfast
    2012-04-29John GribbinWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2012-01-14Hanna SlattneWaterworks£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2011-05-26Greg McClureWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2011-04-16David TateWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2013-08-13Waterworks£100.00New tokens
    2015-11-20Waterworks£100.00Anniversary goods
    2016-06-29Waterworks£54.64Tea and coffee supplies
    2016-11-01Waterworks£120.00New kit
    2017-03-02Waterworks£50.00Tea and coffee supplies
    2018-04-06Waterworks£45.88Tea and coffee