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About Us

Catton parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Catton Park, Oak Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7DB. 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 Hayman Lodge which is situated by the start/finish area, where the Catton Park Trust volunteers will offer light refreshments - 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.

  • Catton Park: is an historic landscape on the northern outskirts of Norwich. This beautiful 70 acre park is open for all to enjoy at any time. It comprises of an open wild flower meadow fringed on three sides by mixed woodland. This park is of special significance as it was the first commission of the famous landscape architect Humphry Repton. The Catton parkrun has been developed by Active Norfolk and Broadland District Council in partnership. Catton Park Trust have kindly provided permission and support from their volunteers.

    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
    2020-03-11Gill ThomasCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-11Gill ThomasCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-01-11Richard CorneliusCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks to you all for your hard work each Saturday
    2020-01-11Gill ThomasCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-13Gill ThomasCatton£29.46£29.46£0.00Another PB, I need to get some more so we can have a gong ;-)
    2019-07-11Elinor GoodheadCatton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-07-10Richard CorneliusCatton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-07-06Anush PatelCatton£3.00£3.00£0.00Thanks for the weekly free 5K runs! . . . And the cookies :)
    2019-05-18Gill ThomasCatton£31.46£31.46£0.00New PB. For bell and cones 
    2019-04-15Ian EdwardsCatton£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-04-01Kevin MarshCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-01elizabeth halfordCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-09Peter DearnleyCatton£50.00£50.00£0.00For Catton Park parkrun, Norwich, UK
    2019-02-05David ParkerCatton£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-01-08Marilyn HoodCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-08Jasmine StoneCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-08Gemma ThompsonCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-07Gill ThomasCatton£34.36£34.36£0.00Same amount as my new PB :-)
    2019-01-07James BishopCatton£5.55£5.55£0.00
    2019-01-06Jennifer DuncanCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-05Lucy FlemingCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-05Sarah MundayCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-05theresa cornishCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-05Matt HowardCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-05Michelle BullCatton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-01-05Sandra LovelockCatton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-07-30Ian A CarterCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-24Dean PointerCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-24Gemma ThompsonCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-23theresa cornishCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00Theresa Cornish & Daniel Palmer
    2018-07-23Shane BidleCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-23Sharon LakeyCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-23Peter YoungCatton£20.00£20.00£0.00Thanks for all you do, Love parkrun and the amazing community. and now the whole family are on board, even 4 year old Emily!
    2018-07-23Simon WrightCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-20John HoughtonCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00Happy to donate.
    2018-07-19Sarah MundayCatton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-07-19Matthew DawsonCatton£7.77£7.77£0.00
    2018-07-19dominic richardsonCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-19Ian EdwardsCatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-19Robert StevensCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-19LAUREN WAGSTAFFECatton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-19Matt HowardCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-19Kevin RoweCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00PA system is on its last legs!
    2018-07-18Miranda RowlandsCatton£5.00£5.00£0.00For Catton parkrun, a fantastic bunch of people!
    2018-01-22Simon PiffCatton£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2015-10-19Simon PiffCatton£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2015-01-26Elizabeth HalfordCatton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-23elizabeth halfordCatton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-19Simon PiffCatton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-17Hazel BrainCatton£25.00£21.25£3.75Please donate


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-08-13Catton£80.00PA system
    2019-01-11Catton£243.72Token board and signage
    2019-04-26Catton£145.00Funnel posts
    2019-05-22Catton£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-11-25Catton£49.90Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)