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About Us

Canterbury parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Pavilion, Parkwood Road, University of Kent (Canterbury). 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 Pavillion - 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.

  • University of Kent (Canterbury):

    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
    2019-08-03James CoxCanterbury£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-03-16Julie MesserCanterbury£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy 5th birthday Canterbury parkrun x
    2018-12-01Steve AnsellCanterbury£10.00£10.00£0.00To make up the balance for the bibs - and a little bit more!
    2018-12-01Steve AnsellCanterbury£20.00£20.00£0.00To make up the balance for the bibs - and a little bit more!
    2018-11-12Katherine NorrisCanterbury£20.00£20.00£0.00To help towards the new pacer bibs. Thank you Canterbury Parkrun 
    2018-11-08Julie MesserCanterbury£25.00£25.00£0.00Thank you so much to the wonderful Canterbury parkrun team :-)
    2017-07-04Andrea PeettCanterbury£30.00£30.00£0.00In memory of Michael Flynn; a huge loss to our Canterbury parkrun family.
    2016-06-26Michael FlynnCanterbury£25.00£21.25£3.75To Canterbury parkrun with thanks for tea and coffee (and cakes)
    2016-04-04Andrea PeettCanterbury£165.00£140.25£24.75Donations from friends of Canterbury parkrun
    2016-03-20Alex DavisCanterbury£176.00£149.60£26.40For Canterbury parkrun
    2016-01-18Jonathan VannCanterbury£25.00£21.25£3.75For Canterbury parkrun. You are all doing an amazing job every week.
    2015-03-27James McCreaCanterbury£5.00£4.25£0.751 year old already! Thanks Canterbury parkrun


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-08-31Canterbury£48.634 * first aid kits
    2017-02-09Canterbury£105.00parkrun flag
    2018-11-15Canterbury£73.508 pacer bibs, 2 bibs with no numbers
    2019-11-19Canterbury£63.001 set of replacement tokens and first aid kit
    2019-12-02Canterbury£15.00Selfie frame