About Us

Durham parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants 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, 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!

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 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.

  • Allied Bakeries Gateshead:

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


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2022-07-12Dawn BowkerDurham£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation nomination from Ian Hedley, Solomons Europe Ltd
    2022-04-30Rosemary FinnDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00To Durham Park Run for defibrilator
    2022-04-29John CoweyDurham£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2022-04-28David IngramDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2022-04-16David JamesDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2022-04-08Shelagh BartonDurham£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2022-04-08Tamara HebdigeDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2022-04-06Joanne RobertsonDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2022-04-05john coadDurham£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2022-04-05Carole SeheultDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2022-04-05Neil YoungDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2022-04-05Greta JonesDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2022-04-03Stanley WhiteDurham£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2022-04-03Carolyn HopperDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2022-04-02Victoria OxberryDurham£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2022-04-02John TomlinsonDurham£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation for Durham parkrun Defibrillator Appeal
    2022-04-02Kendra JohnsonDurham£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2022-04-02Paul DonaghyDurham£25.00£25.00£0.00Donation for new Defibrillator
    2022-04-02Andrew DaviesDurham£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2022-04-02Simon FarthingDurham£50.00£50.00£0.00
    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
    2022-07-07Durham£910.84Heartsine SAM500P AED
    2022-07-07Durham£815.95Heartsine SAM500P AED