About Us

Bury St Edmunds parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Nowton Park, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU. 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 Nowton Cafe, which can be found in the Nowton Park Centre - 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.

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
2019-11-16Catherine CoeBury St Edmunds£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-26Groundworks UK (Tesco)Bury St Edmunds£2625.00£2625.00£0.00Donation
2019-02-16Angus WilliamsonBury St Edmunds£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-01-19Rita RueBury St Edmunds£25.00£25.00£0.00Bury St Edmunds
2018-06-25Stephen PrettyBury St Edmunds£60.00£60.00£0.00For two packs of parkrun arrow route signs
2017-10-23Peter JenkynBury St Edmunds£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-10-23susan dunneBury St Edmunds£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-10-23rachel marshBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-23Emma RansomeBury St Edmunds£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-10-23Rachel TerryBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-22Glenn ProctorBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-22Julie WhitwellBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-22Joanne RackhamBury St Edmunds£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-10-22Sharon PlaceBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-22graham pageBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-10-22Jenny AdamsBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-05-16David SwalesBury St Edmunds£10.00£10.00£0.00
2016-10-30Rita RueBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-13John CullumBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00parkrun
2016-07-09Brendan PearceBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-07-09Stephen PrettyBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-07-09Samantha GreenBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-07-05Stephen DawsonBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-05-31Rakesh RajaBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-05-31Sharon PlaceBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-05-31Matthew BullockBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-01-30Stephen PrettyBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-12-25vince pettittBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-06-17Jenny MorganBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50Event shelter
2015-06-15Odette RobsonBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50....for the new shelter at Bury St Edmunds please!
2015-06-14Claire EverestBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-06-14italiano.co.ukBury St Edmunds£15.00£12.75£2.25
2015-06-13STEPHEN SPENCERBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75Shelter
2015-06-13Nigel SchofieldBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75
2015-06-13christine anthonyBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00Please donate to Bury St Edmunds Park run for their tent.
2015-06-13Hannah JewersBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75Bury St Edmunds Parkrun
2015-01-07Clare SteadmanBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75Bury St Edmunds Parkrun donation
2015-01-06Claire JayBury St Edmunds£14.00£11.90£2.10Please donate this to Bury St edmunds park run
2014-07-26Odette RobsonBury St Edmunds£20.00£17.00£3.00For Bury-St-Edmunds Parkrun please - Many thanks!!
2014-05-30Helen SamuelBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75
2014-05-29Steven BiggsBury St Edmunds£5.00£4.25£0.75
2014-04-12Rakesh RajaBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-08-10George StanfordBury St Edmunds£10.00£8.50£1.50


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-09-28Bury St Edmunds£11.70fence posts
2015-01-13Bury St Edmunds£17.85megaphone
2015-07-13Bury St Edmunds£95.00event shelter
2016-07-12Bury St Edmunds£40.00New tokens
2017-02-07Bury St Edmunds£29.90Folding table
2017-02-07Bury St Edmunds£-29.90Folding table
2017-06-01Bury St Edmunds£27.60Fence posts
2017-11-13Bury St Edmunds£139.99Gazebo
2018-07-31Bury St Edmunds£5.00Mallet
2019-04-29Bury St Edmunds£2625.00Groundworks grant allocated in error. Re-allocated to Bury St Edmunds junior event