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About Us

Banbury parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Spiceball park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 2AY / OX16 3JJ. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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, regardless of age or gender, 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 run, jog or walk 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 a local café which we will announce in the run brief - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new 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.

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  • Cherwell Runners and Joggers: Cherwell Runners and Joggers are a friendly Banbury based running club formed in 1991 for runners & joggers. Their aim is to encourage runners of all abilities to enjoy the sport whether it’s for fun, general fitness or to compete in races. The club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings where you’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of our parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes or any form of cashback schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations. The only way for individuals to contribute to an event pot is by donating directly through the PayPal link on this page.

    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
    2019-12-31Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-09-24Rebecca RogersBanbury£25.00£25.00£0.00Small donation to thank you for 100 parkruns!
    2019-08-11James VidlerBanbury£1.00£1.00£0.00Many thanks from Jim Vidler, A tourist from Telford
    2019-04-30Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£100.00£100.00£0.00Thanking ParkRun (Banbury) for the 100 opportunities to keep healthy and have fun!
    2019-03-02Sara CrossBanbury£20.00£20.00£0.00In recognition of Heather Finnigan's New York half marathon.
    2019-03-02Andrew MachamBanbury£1.00£1.00£0.00Grateful Tourist
    2018-09-01James VidlerBanbury£1.00£1.00£0.00Tourists from Telford. Jim and Natalie. Just a small donation but hope it
    2018-05-17Magna ExteriorsBanbury£1000.00£1000.00£0.00Donation
    2018-01-21Kathy WilcockBanbury£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-25Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£36.00£36.00£0.00Here is to acknowledge 3 year of success; a big Thank You!
    2017-05-15Anthony ParkBanbury£250.00£250.00£0.00Magna Banbury (UK) Ltd For support for 6K Global Water for Africa
    2017-04-03David HollidgeBanbury£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2016-12-24Jonathan RobinsonBanbury£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2016-12-17Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-11-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-01DestinationcmsBanbury£500.00£425.00£75.00Banbury Parkrun Defirillator Fund
    2016-10-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-29Jon RobinsonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-11Graeme HacklandBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury parkrun defibrillator please
    2016-10-10Annabel HeaneyBanbury£100.00£85.00£15.00Banbury Parkrun from Team Cherwell
    2016-10-08Jonathan RobinsonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-28Joanne WoodbridgeBanbury£40.00£34.00£6.00Banbury parkrun defibrillator please x
    2016-09-28MARK COOPERBanbury£15.00£12.75£2.25for Banbury parkrun 'storage' fund
    2016-09-25Karen ShakespeareBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury defibrillator fund please x
    2016-09-23Martin WestBanbury£60.00£51.00£9.00for Banbury parkrun 'storage' fund
    2016-09-23Martin WestBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00for Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-09-23Keith RochesterBanbury£25.00£21.25£3.75Banbury Parkrun needs a shed!
    2016-09-22Tony CroninBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50For Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund.
    2016-09-22Danny BatchelorBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury parkrun
    2016-09-22brian v greenBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00'for Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund'
    2016-09-12Mark CooperBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00For Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund.
    2016-09-09Martyn BanhamBanbury£11.50£9.77£1.73Banbury parkrun
    2016-09-05Jon RobinsonBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-03Jonathan RobinsonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-06Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury ParkRun from Singapore
    2016-08-01Jon RobinsonBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-07-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-16Karen ShakespeareBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury Parkrun defibrillator fund x
    2016-07-15Mark CooperBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00For Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund.
    2016-07-15Heather FinniganBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-13Graeme HacklandBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-07-04Ann DavidsonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-07-03Jonathan RobinsonBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-05-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-05-22Alan YouelBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund please
    2016-05-19Wendy OckendenBanbury£40.00£34.00£6.00
    2016-05-17Mark CooperBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00For Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund.
    2016-05-17Fabienne LUISETTIBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury Defibrillator
    2016-05-16Keith RochesterBanbury£25.00£21.25£3.75Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-05-16Danny BatchelorBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-05-16Graeme HacklandBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-05-13Cherwell Runners & JoggersBanbury£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-04-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-03-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-02-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-01-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-12-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-10-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-09-29Sarah ReltonBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-09-02Heather FinniganBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury Parkrun please
    2015-07-20Martyn BanhamBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-06-19Danny BatchelorBanbury£20.00£17.00£3.00Banbury Parkrun, Awesome.
    2015-03-12Stuart MaclachlanBanbury£5.00£4.25£0.75Banbury Parkrun please
    2015-03-11William MorganBanbury£10.00£8.50£1.50Banbury Parkrun


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-09-16Banbury£35.26annual awards
    2016-09-16Banbury£32.49Annual awards
    2016-11-24Banbury£-212.47Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2017-02-03Banbury£250.00To Bicester parkrun
    2017-02-03Banbury£250.00To Stratford upon Avon for AED fund
    2017-05-12Banbury£3.95Starter air horn
    2017-05-12Banbury£15.95Trolley wheels
    2017-07-11Banbury£39.96Rechargeable batteries
    2018-02-21Banbury£39.982 weatherproof clipboards
    2018-02-21Banbury£19.98Mats for cafe
    2018-08-16Banbury£82.5011 pacer bibs
    2018-09-25Banbury£43.62Trophy and engraving
    2019-01-18Banbury£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-19Banbury£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)
    2019-09-30Banbury£13.99Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-12-13Banbury£32.97Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
    2020-01-03Banbury£8.00Waterproof phone case
    2020-01-13Banbury£37.72Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
    2020-02-10Banbury£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
    2020-02-11Banbury£85.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2021-06-17Banbury£80.00PAD pak