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About Us

Derry City parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in City Centre, adjacent to the River Foyle. 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 café adjacent to the finish - 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.

  • Sport Northern Ireland:

  • Derry City Council Sports:

  • Derry City Council:

    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
    2020-01-04Dave JohnsonDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for a beautiful course and a warm welcome on New Year's Day
    2019-11-21City of Derry SpartansDerry City£80.00£80.00£0.00Donation
    2019-09-19George RowDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-01Anne HuttonDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-29Richard BrattinDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28ursula sheerinDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Natalie ThompsonDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Aisling ArmstrongDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Colm ColhounDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Andrew BeaumontDerry City£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Yvonne McGuinnessDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Michael-Dean HarpDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy to help, Mick
    2018-06-28Maureen MaherDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Conn O'NeillDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Columb DuffyDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28SEAN O' FARRELLDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Sinead O'BrienDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Kathy CochraneDerry City£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Richard TurnerDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Gary MCCrossanDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Keelin BegleyDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-28Justin WalkerDerry City£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2014-08-23Ronan O'FlaheryDerry City£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-07-19Derry City£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2019-03-27Derry City£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-04-04Derry City£38.99Megaphone