About Us

Bevendean Down parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Bevendean Down, Bevendean, Brighton. Bevendean Down can only be accessed by footpaths and is well hidden behind houses. If you are not familiar with the area, we suggest that you arrive early and consult a map beforehand. Sat-nav may not be accurate enough to locate the event. 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 The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF which is approximately a three minute downhill walk from the start/finish - 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.


  • Brighton & Hove City Council: The local council's sports development team help to provide and develop opportunities for physical exercise across the city's diverse communities.

  • Vitality Brighton Half Marathon: The Vitality Brighton Half Marathon, now in its 26th?Year, is organised by The Sussex Beacon, a Brighton based charity?offering specialist care and support to people affected by HIV helping them to lead independent and healthy lives.

  • Healthy Neighbourhood Fund - Bevendean and Moulescoomb: The HNF Grant is funded by public health and managed by The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC).

  • Kurt Charnock, Brighton Triathlon Race Series: Regular weekly training sessions, events and socials throughout the year for those interested in swimming, cycling and/or running (suitable for all abilities) with an exceptionally friendly group.

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

    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.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-06-15Mark BeechBevendean Down£1.00£1.00£0.00Timekeeper's bribe for PB
    2018-09-13Michael PegleyBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-13John BigginsBevendean Down£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-09-12colin hannantBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-09-12Paula BlackledgeBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibulator
    2018-09-11H HoodBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-10Nichola SampsonBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-09Keith RidgeBevendean Down£15.00£15.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-08Brian CooperBevendean Down£20.00£20.00£0.00AED -
    2018-09-07Lauren SummerfieldBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-07Stewart GregoryBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2018-09-07Val BrockwellBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00AED
    2017-10-23Glenn StillBevendean Down£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2016-10-26sheila o'tooleBevendean Down£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-03-18The Sussex BeaconBevendean Down£500.00£425.00£75.00For volunteers

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-05-03Bevendean Down£2.96Clipboard
    2016-05-03Bevendean Down£9.96Bolts
    2016-05-03Bevendean Down£108.77Storage cabinet
    2016-05-03Bevendean Down£14.16Storage box
    2017-10-16Bevendean Down£16.00Plastic box
    2018-09-17Bevendean Down£187.0025% contribution towards donated AED
    2018-11-15Bevendean Down£5.75Prizes for Hallowe'en fancy dress
    2019-02-06Bevendean Down£8.00Birthday celebrations
    2019-05-28Bevendean Down£49.00Laptop repair
    2019-08-06Bevendean Down£32.00Event kit storage/transportation