About Us

Whitley Bay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Whitley Bay Links Common (adjacent to the bottom of Monkseaton Drive A1148), Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1SZ. 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 Di Meo's Cafe at 9 Marine Avenue, close to the War Memorial and public toilets on Watts Slope, in front of the Spanish City Dome. Come and join us on the first floor of this award winning ice cream cafe for either a hot drink and bacon sandwiches at a special rate for parkrunners presenting their barcode - 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
2019-02-06A J AinsleyWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00for the Blyth parkrun set up fund
2019-02-03Karen WatersonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-15John LawsWhitley Bay£65.00£65.00£0.00LBGT. timers
2019-01-07Ruth ConnortonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-06Lee DodsworthWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00Blyth proposed Parkrun donation
2019-01-06tony dunnWhitley Bay£7.93£7.93£0.00Proposed Blyth Parkrun
2019-01-06David KitchingWhitley Bay£15.00£15.00£0.00Proposed Blyth Parkrun
2019-01-06Heather GouldWhitley Bay£12.00£12.00£0.00For proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-04JOHN LAWSWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Proposed Blyth parkrun
2018-07-12Linda BushWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Joanne GoldenWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For pacer bibs
2018-07-11Louise FabianWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Caroline FoxWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Caroline FoxWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Nina CurryWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00I don
2018-07-11Angela McGhinWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-07-07Paula AbbottWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-07Paula ABBOTTWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06Matthew GouldWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00A small price to pay for the happiness I get from Whitley Bay Park Run!
2018-07-06Daniel VennerWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06veronica hubbardWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation towards the pacer bibs hopefully to help me run faster :)
2018-07-06Huw ParryWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-07-06Ian HearnWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06Daisy MartinWhitley Bay£7.50£7.50£0.00Thank you for such a great event each week. Please use this towards the pacing bibs. Thank you, Daisy
2018-07-06eleanor hornWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-06Kristy WondersWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-06Helen HearnWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00Towards pacer vests
2017-09-16Jill ThompsonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-02-25Janice MitchesonWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-02-23Keith PattersonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For Defib pads
2017-02-22K CrozierWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For AED supplies
2017-02-22Jane CoreWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2016-09-17Karen BlightWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-06-28Daisy MartinWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75Thank you for always working hard to provide such a lovely run.
2016-06-11Richard WaltereitWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to Whitley Bay parkrun
2015-04-18Neil CarmichaelWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-12-18Kevin RobsonWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75Thank you very much parkrun Whitley Bay for my first year running. It has been brilliant and Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2015!
2014-11-17James CurryWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2014-06-28Richard WaltereitWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50To go to Whitley Bay parkrun, please. Your support is much appreciated.
2014-03-25Alison BerryWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00whitley bay parkrun junior event donation
2014-03-25eleanor hornWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2014-03-10Vicky RowsonWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2014-03-09Colin RobinsonWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2014-03-07Jeanette CounsellWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-03-07Kala ShuttleworthWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75For Whitley Bay Junior Park Run
2014-03-07Rachel LoughlinWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50To help get the Junior Parkrun off the ground!
2014-03-07Andrew McIntoshWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00To support the Whitley Bay Junior Park run
2014-03-07Heather GouldWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-09-08Cameron TORBETWhitley Bay£150.00£127.50£22.50Support from NFR for a potential Junior parkrun
2013-07-13James CurryWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75Many thanks to all for a great Parkrun at Whitley Bay
2013-06-15Heather GouldWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-06-14JOHN LAWSWhitley Bay£30.00£25.50£4.50
2013-06-01V R StapleyWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-28eleanor hornWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2013-04-27Heather GouldWhitley Bay£22.00£18.70£3.30
2012-10-06Michael MorrisWhitley Bay£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-08-04Colin WinterWhitley Bay£15.00£12.75£2.25For a great Whitley Bay parkrun
2012-07-07david purvisWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-06-23Roland YoungWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75Whitley Bay Park Runner
2012-06-17Suzanne ThewWhitley Bay£15.00£12.75£2.25
2012-06-16Greg PennWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-06-02Heather GouldWhitley Bay£50.00£42.50£7.50For Whitley Bay parkrun just to help get them started


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-04-16Whitley Bay£24.00Easter Prizes
2014-12-16Whitley Bay£64.00Christmas treats
2015-04-22Whitley Bay£77.49megaphone etc
2016-03-08Whitley Bay£85.00parkrun flag
2016-07-02Whitley Bay£95.00parkrun flag
2016-09-13Whitley Bay£120.00Rosettes for anniversary
2018-05-08Whitley Bay£105.00Pads for AED
2018-07-13Whitley Bay£143.0022 pacer bibs
2018-07-24Whitley Bay£29.39Hi viz for junior marshals
2019-01-29Whitley Bay£117.55Stop Watch