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About Us

Chester parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in the Countess of Chester Country Park, Valley Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1UL. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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, regardless of age or gender, 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 run, jog or walk 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 Little Owl Pub, which opens especially for us at 9:30am - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new 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.

  • MBNA Ltd: MBNA very kindly provided all the funding for the parkrun setup through their community funding programme.

  • The Land Trust: The Land Trust has generously given Chester parkrun permission to use the course, and supported the setup of the parkrun.

    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 or any form of cashback 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
    2020-01-24Steve RobertsChester£25.00£25.00£0.00Keep up the good work guys! Steve.
    2020-01-18William ScottChester£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2019-10-12Lesley RobertsChester£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-08-03David ThomasChester£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation to Chester Parkrun with thanks
    2019-04-06malcolm robertsChester£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-02-09Lynne WebsterChester£5.00£5.00£0.00Thanks from a grateful tourist
    2019-01-24Andrew MachamChester£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-01-23Edward AustinChester£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-01-01Steve RobertsChester£25.00£25.00£0.00My first one today what a great event thanks so much! Steve Roberts.
    2017-11-20Cheshire West and ChesterChester£300.00£300.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-09-08MBNAChester£300.00£300.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-04-14Mark BensonChester£20.00£20.00£0.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-12-11Chester£600.00AED from BHF
    2019-02-25Chester£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame