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About Us

Dartford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Central Park, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JP. 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 Central Park Athletics Track, Dartford Harriers Clubhouse - 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.

  • Dartford Borough Council:

  • Central Park Athletics:

    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
    2019-08-19Alex ValentinoDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00For Dartford parkrun
    2018-07-20Stephen OliverDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-06-20Stephen OliverDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-05-20Stephen OliverDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-04-28Rebecca WatsonDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-27Renee YoungDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00Dartford
    2018-04-26Lorraine RitsonDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00Dartford Parkrun AED Fund
    2018-04-24Anoushka JohnsonDartford£286.68£286.68£0.00
    2018-04-23Dil BhadareDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at Dartford Parkrun.
    2018-04-23Mark EdeDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00Hello my name is Mark Ede, I volunteered for St John Ambulance yesterday at the marathon. Here is a little bit more towards your AED, good luck with your fundraising. Mark
    2018-04-23Greg ScottDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-22Deirdre ArnouldDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-22N ARNOULDDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-22Amalia LiguoriDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00For the AED We are so fortunate that Dartford Parkrun will be able to purchase the AED which will undoubtedly save future lives 
    2018-04-22Ann NugentDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Sonja LaingDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation to Dartford Parkrun for AED
    2018-04-21David ChisholmDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Johnnie ArnouldDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-21rachael groombridgeDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00Contribution towards AED fund. From Bonnie Groombridge.
    2018-04-21Sarah HonourDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00Dartford AED
    2018-04-21Steve DennissDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Denise MayowDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Sarah AngellDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00For AED
    2018-04-21Stuart PatersonDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00For the AED
    2018-04-21Deirdre ArnouldDartford£0.10£0.10£0.00
    2018-04-21Mrs Ann KomzolikDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Jennifer MayowDartford£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Lucy MaxwellDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-21richard williamsDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-21Brenda GibsonDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Mark SmithDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00Dartford parkrun AED fund
    2018-04-20Mark McmillanDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Michaela McmillanDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Tracy BalfeDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Leila BanyardDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00Dartford parkrun - for the AED
    2018-04-20Lucy JarvisDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00From Steve & Mike Jarvis - for the AED
    2018-04-20Jane GoughDartford£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Joe YusufDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00For AED
    2018-04-20Di YusufDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00For AED
    2018-04-20Gillian MelvinDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00To help towards the AED
    2018-04-20Alison PitkinDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Alex JacksonDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00For the AED.
    2018-04-20victoria gibbsDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Melanie MooreDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-04-20Michael TuttDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Steve RogersDartford£200.00£200.00£0.00For AED
    2018-04-20Hendrika MelvinDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2018-04-20martin fullerDartford£30.00£30.00£0.00For AED
    2018-04-20andrea forshmanDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Stephen OliverDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-04-20Inga HarrisDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Kate WithstandleyDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Steven StockwellDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00Dartford parkrun AED fund
    2018-04-20Antony SmithDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Elizabeth NicholsonDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-20lindsey sandersDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00Dartford park run defibrillator
    2018-04-20Karen ServadeiDartford£100.00£100.00£0.00Towards the purchase of the Automated External Defibrillator.
    2018-04-20Stella FullerDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Brian DowntonDartford£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Alan MajorDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Ian CollierDartford£26.00£26.00£0.00For Dartford parkrun's AED
    2018-04-20Jane BorrettDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Lisa BissettDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-20PHIL DOVEYDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Joanne DanstonDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00Love parkrun, love our runners 
    2018-04-20Kay KapsalisDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00Dartford park run defib
    2018-04-20Danielle RossDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20natalie lakinDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-04-20Christopher GillDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Jennifer J DavisDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00For Dartford Park Run AED fund - I've never run with you but I play hockey for Dartford Hockey Club and totally appreciate the importance of this equipment for our community. Good luck with fundraising.
    2018-04-20Toni FowlerDartford£7.50£7.50£0.00
    2018-04-20Caroline JudgeDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Rebecca SimpsonDartford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-04-20Joanne ObornDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-20Lucy RobinsonDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-19Abigail TansleyDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00For dartford parkrun for the defibrillator fund
    2018-04-19Alex ValentinoDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00For AED at Dartford parkrun
    2018-04-19sarah crookDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-19ceira robertsDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-19Jonathan RudderhamDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00This donation is towards Dartford parkrun's AED fund.
    2018-04-19Frances O'ConnorDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00My cousin died of SADS on a weekend 5 mile run, an AED may have saved his life
    2018-04-19J CHISHOLMDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-19Rebecca PereiraDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-19tessa hamptonDartford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-04-19Richard DanstonDartford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-19Peter GrehanDartford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-04-18Barry NicholsonDartford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-05-05Richard EstcourtDartford£5.28£5.28£0.00
    2017-01-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-24Joanne DanstonDartford£38.14£32.42£5.72
    2016-12-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-11-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-14Alan MajorDartford£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2016-09-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-04Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-05Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-02Alan MajorDartford£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2015-09-01Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-01Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-01Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-06-01Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-05-01Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-26Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-20Steven StockwellDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50Dartford parkrun
    2015-01-17Alex ValentinoDartford£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-15Diane YusufDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-10Jane GoughDartford£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-10Richard EstcourtDartford£10.00£8.50£1.50For Dartford parkrun


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-07-25Dartford£81.90Anniversary trophies
    2017-02-02Dartford£74.98Repairs to locker storage
    2017-03-22Dartford£72.00Room hire for training
    2017-06-05Dartford£56.07Course signage
    2018-08-16Dartford£144.0016 pacer bibs
    2018-08-16Dartford£-144.0016 pacer bibs
    2018-08-16Dartford£120.0016 pacer bibs
    2018-08-28Dartford£188.70Walkie talkies
    2018-08-28Dartford£5.00Storage box