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About Us

Didcot parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Ladygrove park, Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot, OX11 7AF. 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 Didcot Town Football Club bar - 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.

  • South Oxfordshire District Council: Made a donation towards the start-up costs

  • Didcot Runners Running Club: Made a donation towards the start-up costs

  • Abingdon Marathon: Made a donation towards the start-up costs

  • Codegate: Made a donation towards the start-up costs

  • Ladygrove Hungry Horse Pub: Given us a fantastic venue for post parkrun refreshments

    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
    2019-12-17Abingdon MarathonDidcot£635.00£635.00£0.00This is a donation from the Abingdon Marathon Committee in appreciation of the support given by Didcot parkrun members at the 2019 marathon. Thank you!
    2019-11-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-09-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-01Ashley GrimshawDidcot£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for rescuing me by finding my key!
    2019-05-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-02-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-28Abingdon MarathonDidcot£540.00£540.00£0.00
    2019-01-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-12-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-11-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-10-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-09-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-16mrs h brindDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-01-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-01-08Emma MooreDidcot£600.00£600.00£0.00
    2017-12-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-10-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-08-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-21MJ BatesDidcot£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation
    2017-04-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-03-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-02-27Martin MottersheadDidcot£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-01-30Roni McGowanDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Didcot Defib appeal
    2017-01-28Philip DaviesDidcot£30.00£25.50£4.50Didcot Defib Appeal. top up to earlier donation
    2017-01-28Tracey PriorDidcot£500.00£425.00£75.00This is a donation from the Abingdon Marathon Committee in appreciation of the support provided by Didcot Parkrun members at the 2016 marathon. Thank you!
    2017-01-23Annette SmithDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot defib appeal...
    2017-01-23Ashley ShepherdDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Fund
    2017-01-22Russell MassieDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-22andrea StaceyDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Defib appeal
    2017-01-22Roger ThetfordDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Didcot Defib Appeal
    2017-01-22Leigh BlackfordDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-22Claire ShorrockDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Didcot Defib Appeal
    2017-01-22Ben ChaffeyDidcot£30.00£25.50£4.50Didcot defib appeal
    2017-01-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-05Kieran BeechDidcot£5.00£4.25£0.75Didcot Defib Appeal
    2017-01-03Paul WrightDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation towards the 'Didcot Defib Appeal'
    2016-12-24Rosemary LargeDidcot£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2016-12-23Gordon WilsonDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-12-21Deborah EvansDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Adi, Debbie & Georgia - Didcot defib
    2016-12-18John ScarboroughDidcot£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-14Martin WalkerDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-13robert sharpDidcot£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-12-13Jayne LawtonDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-13Carla HowesDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-09Gordon JacksonDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-09Mike TibbettsDidcot£40.00£34.00£6.00Uptonogood 2015 and 2016
    2016-12-09Karl RowanDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-09Vanessa ArmondDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot defibrillator appeal
    2016-12-07Charlotte WarringtonDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-12-07Michael DeeringDidcot£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-12-06Hannah RhodesDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-06Carol MartinDidcot£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-06Andy GillespieDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot defib appeal
    2016-12-05kevin wilkinsonDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Didcot defibrillator appeal
    2016-12-05Rebecca De CroosDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-12-05Philip DaviesDidcot£20.00£17.00£3.00Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-05Carolyn MachinDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Fund
    2016-12-05Jonathan Sargeant BoucardDidcot£100.00£85.00£15.00Didcot Defib appeal
    2016-12-05Jody ChannonDidcot£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-12-05Michael SalterDidcot£10.00£8.50£1.50Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-05Kate SullivanDidcot£5.00£4.25£0.75Donation towards Didcot parkrun defibrillator fund
    2016-12-05Andrew GordonDidcot£200.00£170.00£30.00Didcot Defib Appeal
    2016-12-05Sue HendersonDidcot£25.00£21.25£3.75Didcot Defibrillator Fund
    2016-03-26Didcot RunnersDidcot£100.00£85.00£15.00Donation
    2016-02-20Tracey PriorDidcot£500.00£425.00£75.00From Abingdon Marathon 2015
    2015-01-31Tracey PriorDidcot£1000.00£850.00£150.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-09-23Didcot£109.07signs, hi vis vests, litterpicker
    2016-07-02Didcot£109.001st birthday celebrations
    2016-07-02Didcot£7.00USB charger
    2016-07-02Didcot£24.20First aid kit
    2016-07-02Didcot£51.97Table & step
    2016-10-24Didcot£12.50Finish token bags
    2016-10-24Didcot£16.05Annual awards
    2016-10-24Didcot£16.00Fancy dress awards
    2016-10-24Didcot£23.61Anniversary trophies
    2016-10-24Didcot£56.98Hi Viz vests
    2016-10-24Didcot£23.31Plastic stakes
    2017-03-02Didcot£95.00parkrun flag
    2017-03-20Didcot£815.95iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED
    2017-10-16Didcot£46.582nd birthday celebrations
    2017-10-16Didcot£12.00Run directors holdall
    2017-10-16Didcot£79.92New course equipment
    2018-12-03Didcot£66.5316 packs of cones
    2018-12-03Didcot£5.00Monthly award prizes
    2019-01-28Didcot£149.50Pacer bibs
    2019-02-25Didcot£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-03-21Didcot£14.97course markers
    2019-03-21Didcot£35.00Printer ink
    2019-03-21Didcot£31.86Quiz night food
    2019-03-21Didcot£20.00Birthday spot prizes
    2019-03-21Didcot£189.97Replacement Timers & cable
    2019-06-12Didcot£74.31Signs, stakes & First aid kits
    2019-08-14Didcot£21.47Signs and bib
    2019-08-14Didcot£20.00Quiet Sign(s)