About Us

Burnley parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Towneley Park. 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 at the Stables Café, near the finish line - 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.

  • Supporting Burnley parkrun: Burnley parkrun has been brought to Burnley by Burnley Council’s Sport & Play Development Unit. Sport & Play Development are passionate about developing and promoting sport and play opportunities for residents.

  • : The team has a number of officers working in the following areas: New facilities, Young people, Play development, Burnley Community Sports Awards, Coach development, Volunteering, Holiday schemes, Burnley Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA), Sport specific development groups, Funding and investment and Events.

  • : Sport & Play Development are responsible for operating and developing the ‘Get in 2’ programme of sport and play development in Burnley. Look out for the logo for your guarantee of quality sport & play provision. For further information and contact details you can find us here.

    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.

    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
    2019-06-07Stacey CooperBurnley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Dominic WaltonBurnley£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2019-05-07Stacey CooperBurnley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-04-07Stacey CooperBurnley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-03-07Stacey CooperBurnley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-03-28BURNLEY ATHLETIC CLUBBurnley£80.00£80.00£0.00
    2018-01-24Julie BithellBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Thank you for all you do! xx
    2017-12-20Marie ChristianBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-12-20Andy BradleyBurnley£10.00£10.00£0.00Christmas party ticket Andy Bradley
    2017-12-20Lucy MervinBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Christmas party x 2
    2017-12-20Stephen ShackletonBurnley£10.00£10.00£0.00Christmas party.
    2017-12-19George HanleyBurnley£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-12-17Judith CareyBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-12-17Peter JonesBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.002 tickets Christmas Party
    2017-12-03andrew hollasBurnley£30.00£30.00£0.003 X tickets for Christmas do. Andy Hollas.
    2017-11-24Julie BithellBurnley£30.00£30.00£0.00Julie Bithell x 3 tickets for Parkrun Christmas do!
    2017-11-13lisa johnsonBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Christmas party tickets for Marion and Emily
    2017-11-08Lindsay WhithamBurnley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-07Lorraine PicklesBurnley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-07Lorraine PicklesBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Christmas Party 2017 Lorraine & Sean Pickles
    2017-11-05Laura BeardBurnley£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-10-24Barbara HoworthBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Christmas 2017
    2017-10-22william swiftBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Christmas Meal
    2017-10-20Colin CavanaghBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-27Helen HarrisonBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-26Helen StevensBurnley£30.00£30.00£0.00Christmas 2017
    2017-09-23Diane FordBurnley£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-09-23Wendy JamesBurnley£20.00£20.00£0.00Xmas 2017 Wendy James and nick roscoe
    2017-04-22jill scottBurnley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-12Paul DudbridgeBurnley£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-10David RossBurnley£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-01-31Diane FordBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-28william swiftBurnley£15.00£12.75£2.25Burnley parkrun
    2017-01-28Tracy SealBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-28Helen StevensBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Defibrillator battery fine. Thanks for all the work you do, it's much appreciated.
    2017-01-28Eileen WadsworthBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27DEBRA LEAHBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Happy to help, you all do a fantastic job of volunteering 
    2017-01-27michael hughesBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Defibrillator fund or towards anything else needed to keep this great event going well
    2017-01-27I J HARGREAVESBurnley£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2017-01-27Paramjit BloodBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27Jo OliverBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-27Barbara BaldwinBurnley£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2017-01-27Michelle WoodBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-27Jonathan CleaverBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27K J JohnstoneBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Thanks parkrun
    2017-01-27garry alexanderBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Defibrillator fund
    2017-01-27keith guestBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27paul smithBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Part payment de-fib battery, Burnley park run
    2017-01-27Brian GormanBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27Jane HylandsBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27Katie RobinsonBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-27Lindsey HawthornthwaiteBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-04Terry BostockBurnley£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-22Colin CavanaghBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-06Colin CavanaghBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-08Terry BostockBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-12Allan BoultBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-02-19Laureen PyeBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-01-24lee cunliffeBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-01-21Terry BostockBurnley£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-11-14Paul DudbridgeBurnley£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2015-09-24Nick RoscoeBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75for burnley park run
    2015-09-24Wendy JamesBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75for Burnley park run
    2015-09-21Stephen LaycockBurnley£100.00£85.00£15.00Toward a new barcode scanner for Burnley
    2015-09-19chris snellBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Donate to Burnley park run
    2015-09-19Ian EnticottBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75A541164 Ian Peter Enticott Donation towards new scanner at Burnley Parkrun
    2015-09-19Gary DawesBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-09-19Graham CunliffeBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-09-19Donna ScottBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-09-19Michael WoodcockBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-25Stuart TaylorBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-13Chris AshworthBurnley£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2014-11-29Julia DunlopBurnley£50.00£42.50£7.50Home run: Burnley
    2014-10-04julie dawesBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50for julie and francesca dawes
    2014-09-07Faye AthertonBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Burnley Parkrun
    2014-06-23Martin BradyBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00For Burnley Parkrun barcode scanner
    2014-06-19Paul DudbridgeBurnley£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2014-06-18nicola kayBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-15Sharon LawlorBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-14david bodenBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75Park run Burnley
    2014-06-14paul smithBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50for burnley parkrun
    2014-06-14Jonathan PyeBurnley£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2014-06-14Richard StevensonBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-06-14Lance CorriganBurnley£2.00£1.70£0.30Keep up the good work. We love Burnley Parkrun!!
    2014-06-14I J HARGREAVESBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00Towards Burnley Parkrun who need new scanners
    2014-06-14Andrew MullenBurnley£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2014-06-14james osborneBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-06-14Ashley WeirBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75Well Done to all at Burnley ParkRun, keep up the good work! :-)
    2014-06-14Ian PlowrightBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-06-14Miss A D HowardBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-05-31Kevin CoughlanBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-05-31Lee MooreBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-03-22Stuart TaylorBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75My parkrun is Burnley.
    2014-02-20Richard WilsonBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-10-17DAVID JOHNSTONBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-10-05Barbara BaldwinBurnley£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2013-07-22Colin CavanaghBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-07-13Danny YoungBurnley£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-05-12Paul DudbridgeBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-01-07janet dickinsonBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-12-31Stuart TaylorBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to Burnley Parkrun (85%)
    2012-12-26Kevin JohnstoneBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50Many thanks
    2012-12-26Kevin JohnstoneBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-12-12Colin CavanaghBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-11-12Robert RussellBurnley£20.00£17.00£3.00Many Thanks to Karen,Marilyn and all the volunteers at Burnley.
    2012-11-04Graham CunliffeBurnley£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-02-20Burnley£100.00Replacement tokens
    2014-07-18Burnley£38.00Trophy engraving
    2014-11-02Burnley£16.99pacer bibs
    2015-08-20Burnley£31.00ink cartridge
    2016-05-31Burnley£26.04Balloons for 200th parkrun
    2016-05-31Burnley£12.00Batteries for megaphone
    2016-06-15Burnley£96.47Anniversary awards
    2016-06-15Burnley£15.96Correx km signs
    2016-06-15Burnley£7.00Arrow signs
    2016-06-15Burnley£11.46Plastic stakes
    2016-06-15Burnley£7.99Postage & packing
    2016-04-11Burnley£42.41Signs & stakes
    2017-06-01Burnley£223.14Flags and signs
    2018-02-14Burnley£136.50AED adult and paediatric pads
    2019-04-04Burnley£80.002 sets of replacement tokens