About Us

Beckenham Place parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, BR3 5HG. 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 a local 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.

  • Beckenham Running Club: A local running club who meet on Wednesdays. They currently have just over 100 members of all abilities from those who enjoy running just a few miles to stay fit through to those that compete at a high level.

  • England Athletics: Run! is our approach to delivering a grass roots legacy for athletics in central London from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, by creating new and sustainable opportunities for the 2 million Londoners for whom existing athletics provision is extremely limited.

    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.

    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
    2019-06-04Ben walshBeckenham Place£25.00£25.00£0.00Pacer BIbs 33-35
    2019-01-05Sarah CampbellBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-10-26Maria BiroBeckenham Place£105.00£105.00£0.00Pacer Vests - Beckenham Place
    2018-06-11georgina selwayBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-01-21Ian HootonBeckenham Place£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-01-21stephanie delaporteBeckenham Place£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2018-01-21Michael RutherfordBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-12Paul BoothBeckenham Place£74.00£74.00£0.00
    2017-04-08David BugdenBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-08John BeecroftBeckenham Place£50.00£50.00£0.00Beckenham Defibrillator
    2017-04-07chris comptonBeckenham Place£250.00£250.00£0.00Donation on behalf of the Ravensbourne Rotary Club for the Beckenham defibrillator
    2017-04-02david williamsBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00For Beckenham Place Park defibrillator
    2017-04-01Lindsey AnnableBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-27Miranda KingBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2017-03-27Pauline MarchBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-26Stephen StraffordBeckenham Place£10.00£10.00£0.00Beckenham Defibrillator
    2017-03-26Louise BlackBeckenham Place£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Matthew CollinsBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00Beckenham defibrillator
    2017-03-25Rebecca LambourneBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00Beckenham defibrillator
    2017-03-25Alex TobinBeckenham Place£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Neil SuttonBeckenham Place£25.00£25.00£0.00For Beckenham AED
    2017-03-24georgina selwayBeckenham Place£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-03-24Kirsten BeardBeckenham Place£15.00£15.00£0.00Beckenham defibrillator
    2017-03-24louisa lallyBeckenham Place£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-03-24Peter HanslipBeckenham Place£50.00£50.00£0.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-04-19Beckenham Place£674.00AED - Heartsine Samaritan 360P fully automatic
    2018-08-09Beckenham Place£42.61Nuts & bolts, boxes, batteries etc
    2018-11-01Beckenham Place£105.0014 pacer bibs
    2018-12-04Beckenham Place£44.99Loudhailer
    2018-12-04Beckenham Place£4.80Mic batteries
    2018-12-04Beckenham Place£5.65Icing etc for birthday cake
    2018-12-04Beckenham Place£1.75Display book
    2019-07-08Beckenham Place£25.00Pacer bibs
    2019-11-08Beckenham Place£10.00Measuring wheel
    2020-01-08Beckenham Place£6.25Loudhailer/batteries
    2020-01-08Beckenham Place£3.25Anniversary/celebration items