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About Us

Barking parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Barking Park. 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 at the Daily Munch cafe on Upney Lane - 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.

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
2020-03-11Gary HowardBarking£20.00£20.00£0.00With grateful thanks to the runner for finding and the event team for safely returning my chain, I hope this will help towards any future costs of Barking parkrun
2018-12-27Miss A FryattBarking£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-05-05PETER MCINTYREBarking£10.00£10.00£0.00For Barking Parkrun's use.
2017-12-30Miss A FryattBarking£1.00£1.00£0.00Donation from Ruby Campbell.
2017-04-06Miss A FryattBarking£80.00£80.00£0.00For the defib fund
2017-04-06Miss A FryattBarking£200.00£200.00£0.00From Barking Road Runners.
2017-03-29Miss A FryattBarking£21.60£21.60£0.00For the Barking parkrun Defibrillator Fund, donations from Barking Road Runners track session
2017-03-06John WhanBarking£25.00£25.00£0.00For Defibrillator fund.
2017-03-05DEIRDRE HANMOREBarking£20.00£20.00£0.00Contribution towards the defibrillator. Thanks for all your hard work. George and Dee Hanmore.
2017-02-12ANTHONY YOUNGBarking£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-01-13robert courtierBarking£30.00£25.50£4.50defib
2017-01-03Andrew MacFarlaneBarking£25.00£21.25£3.75Barking AED fund
2016-12-04A FryattBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Barking parkrun defibrilator fund, from Margaret Bainbridge.
2016-11-23Jun Man LiBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Barking AED fund From Jason J M Li
2016-11-14Matthew BridgeBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Barking AED Fund
2016-11-14DEIRDRE HANMOREBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Here is a contribution to the defibrillator fund. Thanks for all your hard work. George and Dee Hanmore.
2016-11-11tim mcintyreBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00aed
2016-11-10andy prestonBarking£30.00£25.50£4.50
2016-11-06Mark NewBarking£30.00£25.50£4.50Barking AED fund
2016-11-03John WhanBarking£50.00£42.50£7.50
2016-10-31Vicky CooperBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-31Philip PearsonBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50Barking AED fund
2016-10-30Carrie DavisBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-30Amy YeBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Barking AED fund
2016-10-30Martin SmithBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Barking AED Fund
2016-09-17PETER MCINTYREBarking£15.00£12.75£2.25
2016-01-08Suzanne AtkinsBarking£5.00£4.25£0.75For Barking parkrun, for being amazing every time. (And for a needed new laptop!)
2016-01-03Lee ParkerBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-03Richard NewmanBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-03AJ HeslegraveBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-01-03Aftab SarwarBarking£40.00£34.00£6.00
2016-01-03Andrew PrestonBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00For Barking Parkrun. They need a new laptop. Proud to be part of something that is changing so many people's lives.
2016-01-03DEIRDRE HANMOREBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Hope this helps towards the laptop. Many thanks for all your hard work. George and Dee Hanmore.
2016-01-03Chris HeslegraveBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00
2015-12-19DEIRDRE HANMOREBarking£20.00£17.00£3.00Many thanks for all your hard work. This is a donation towards a new laptop. George and Dee Hanmore.
2015-12-13Matthew BridgeBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50Just a small donation for Barking parkrun. Thanks to everyone that works so hard to make it happen every week. Sally xx
2015-12-05DEIRDRE HANMOREBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50Many thanks to Barking Parkrun for making Saturday mornings so enjoyable. Here is a small donation. Dee hanmore. X.
2014-12-25Jorge BronzeBarking£5.00£4.25£0.75Can this donation go to Barking parkrun please. Thanks for hosting an excellent Xmas parkrun!
2014-10-23London & Surrey Cycling P'shipBarking£150.00£127.50£22.50Ride London Volunteers
2014-07-25Alain CooperBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-07-19Martin SmithBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-06-26London MarathonBarking£75.00£63.75£11.25for volunteers from this event, with thanks
2013-07-20Richard NewmanBarking£10.00£8.50£1.50Barking Parkrun birthday celebrations.
2013-07-20Martin SmithBarking£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-25Martin SmithBarking£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-02-16lorraine bwalyaBarking£5.00£4.25£0.75


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-07-31Barking£60.00Trophy engraving
2015-11-09Barking£30.00Repair of laptop
2016-02-01Barking£13.78Laptop bag
2017-04-07Barking£815.95iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED
2019-01-18Barking£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame