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About Us

Durham parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The run starts at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3SE. 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!

Please join us for a post run coffee at The Graham Sports Centre Cafe. 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.

  • Allied Bakeries Gateshead:

  • Durham County Council: Local Durham County Councillors have supported Durham parkrun through contributions from their Members Initiative Fund:

    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
    2020-01-06Gardiner RIchardson LTDDurham£250.00£250.00£0.00Donation
    2019-01-21Leeds Building SocietyDurham£200.00£200.00£0.00Community Award for storage lockup
    2018-12-08Henry CarterDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-03-10Nicola ApperleyDurham£50.00£50.00£0.00Thank you for over 100 free runs
    2018-03-01lee brannanDurham£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-27david kingDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-27Tracy THORPEDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Ms B J RobertsDurham£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Victoria OxberryDurham£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Celeste VeitchDurham£5.00£5.00£0.00Towards spares for the defibrillator. Thank you!
    2018-02-25Linda MillyardDurham£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-25John TomlinsonDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Kendra JohnsonDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Joanne ThompsonDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-02-25Jane PragnellDurham£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2018-02-24Matthew KirkDurham£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2018-02-24Doug JardineDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-09-20Stephen FarrowDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2016-10-13Emma HouseDurham£50.00£42.50£7.50parkrun
    2016-10-02Paul SwinburneDurham£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-01-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-12-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-11-28Carlton BaughDurham£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2015-11-28Neil YoungDurham£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-11-27Angela CoatesDurham£10.00£8.50£1.50A totally worthwhile donation to Durham parkrun
    2015-11-26nick calverDurham£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-11-22Lesley HamillDurham£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-22Anita ElliottDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75Love parkrun!
    2015-11-22Claire GallowayDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-11-20E BondDurham£4.00£3.40£0.60
    2015-11-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-10-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-09-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-08-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-07-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-06-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-05-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-04-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-02-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-01-10philippa hughesDurham£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-09-04Daniel DooleyDurham£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-02-10Steven HallDurham£35.00£29.75£5.25
    2013-04-01simon gardnerDurham£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-09-15Conrad WhiteDurham£50.00£42.50£7.50Fantastic event - may it run and run- Conrad
    2012-08-14Emma DetchonDurham£10.00£8.50£1.50For my 50 tshirt which I love and all the great events at Durham parkrun.
    2012-04-19Natalie ScottDurham£10.00£8.50£1.50Durham


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-04-03Durham£136.78laptop repair
    2018-07-04Durham£51.006 pacer bibs
    2018-09-03Durham£50.002 replacement stopwatches
    2019-01-18Durham£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-11-12Durham£8.00Waterproof phone cases