About Us

Folkestone parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Leas (west of the Leas Cliff Café), Folkestone, CT20 2DZ. 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 Leas Cliff Café - 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.


  • Shepway District Council: Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh District Council

  • Shepway Sports Trust: Local sports charity providing opportunities in sport

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    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.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-09-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-28Julie GibbsFolkestone£10.00£10.00£0.00Folkestone Parkrun (to celebrate my 60th birthday).
    2019-03-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-02-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-12-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-11-20Peter ManderFolkestone£100.00£100.00£0.00For replacement timers
    2018-11-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-10-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-09-20Folkestone RunningFolkestone£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation
    2018-09-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-18Louise BerryFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-18Miss BurtonFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Happy Birthday!
    2018-08-17David WalbrookFolkestone£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-17Beth GoodchildFolkestone£3.00£3.00£0.00If it's not too late, an anniversary medal for Henry Axon, who can't be there tomorrow, but has either run or volunteered throughout the year. He'd love one!
    2018-08-16Samantha StrettonFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00For Parkrun 4th Anniversary Medal
    2018-08-16damien spriggFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00Anniversary medal
    2018-08-15Suzie MantleFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.004th Anniversary
    2018-08-14Carol HarveyFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00Carol harvey finishers medal
    2018-08-14Mrs C L ClipstoneFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-14leon whitbyFolkestone£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Rachel HeathFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00Anniversary medal
    2018-08-14Hayley TurrellFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Hayley Turrell and Louisa Eede medal donation
    2018-08-13Jae HopkinsFolkestone£10.00£10.00£0.00For three Hopkins boys medals please.
    2018-08-13Wendy ReesFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-13derek mcdonoughFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-13Victoria GreenFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-13katie wellsFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.004th anniversary!
    2018-08-13Max RansleyFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-13John LawrenceFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-13Edmond LinehanFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-13Sam MillerFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Happy birthday Folkestone PR
    2018-08-13Linda SteedFolkestone£3.00£3.00£0.00For anniversary medal
    2018-08-13Susan MooreFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00For 4th Anniversary Medal
    2018-08-13Claire HartFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Medals for Claire Hart and Kevin Hart
    2018-08-13sylvia BARRETTFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Runner sylvia Barrett If I can not make it I will message ypu please give to another Runner 
    2018-08-13Hayley StupplesFolkestone£3.00£3.00£0.00For anniversary medals
    2018-08-13lee brewerFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-12Adam PopeFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-12Kirsty HarperFolkestone£3.00£3.00£0.00For 4th anniversary medal
    2018-08-12James RussellFolkestone£10.00£10.00£0.00From James Russell, continue the amazing work
    2018-08-12Rose-Marie o'BrienFolkestone£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2018-08-12Rachel SucklingFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Donation from Rachel Suckling and Louise Pascoe
    2018-08-12Jason SandersFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00Medal donation for Jason Sanders and Allison Button
    2018-08-12justin burdenFolkestone£3.00£3.00£0.00I have donated
    2018-08-12Theresa HenleyFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-12sabina-yasmin betteridgeFolkestone£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-12Linda RobsonFolkestone£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-05-09Linda RobsonFolkestone£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-02-19Martin WoodFolkestone£100.00£100.00£0.00Thank you to the volunteers who make it possible and to the lovely people I've met
    2018-02-03Andrew FoggFolkestone£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-30stephen comfortFolkestone£50.00£50.00£0.00Thanks Folkestone Parkrun
    2017-09-07Anh-Van WhitbyFolkestone£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-07-22Calum MacArthurFolkestone£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-06-02Helen BennettFolkestone£50.00£50.00£0.00For running London Marathon
    2017-04-11Folkestone Running ClubFolkestone£590.00£590.00£0.00Donation
    2017-04-08stephen comfortFolkestone£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-12Peter DoggettFolkestone£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2016-08-12Caroline CurtisFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-07martin outingFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-02Anh-Van WhitbyFolkestone£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-07-16Elise MarchantFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-13Dr G J BurrellFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-10Terry KingFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-04-24Philip MaullFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-01-03Anh-Van WhitbyFolkestone£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-11-09Jean BurrellFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-06Andrew NobleFolkestone£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-11-04Darren CREWFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-03Caroline CurtisFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-03Helen BennettFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-01john david wraightFolkestone£65.00£55.25£9.75To go to FOLKESTONE PARK RUN TOWARDS COST OF FLAG
    2015-07-20Terry KingFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-07-17Emma LongFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50Folkestone Parkrun donation
    2015-07-17Caroline CurtisFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-16Elise MarchantFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-04-13Paddy BarryFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-29Philip MaullFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-28DEBORAH JEFFERYFolkestone£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-25Wendy SmithFolkestone£5.00£4.25£0.75

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-07-17Folkestone£21.00pacer bibs, lanyards
    2015-07-31Folkestone£22.29annual awards
    2016-01-07Folkestone£85.00parkrun flag
    2016-01-07Folkestone£6.95Replacement keys
    2016-08-16Folkestone£77.422nd anniversary trophies and medals
    2016-11-21Folkestone£7.56Batteries for loudhailer
    2017-08-21Folkestone£146.19Awards items
    2017-08-21Folkestone£63.69Traffic cone fancy dress
    2017-08-21Folkestone£20.49Flag poles
    2017-08-21Folkestone£10.74Waterproof bags
    2017-08-21Folkestone£83.28Trolleys
    2017-08-21Folkestone£19.99Stormwriter
    2018-04-09Folkestone£84.13Milestone capes
    2018-04-11Folkestone£0.26Part payment for megaphone
    2018-06-11Folkestone£86.70NHS70 fruit, face paint and selfie frame
    2018-08-20Folkestone£149.01Medals and trophies
    2018-08-20Folkestone£8.90T shirt
    2018-08-20Folkestone£7.04'4' balloon
    2018-09-25Folkestone£59.507 pacer bibs
    2018-11-21Folkestone£123.122 timers plus cables
    2019-01-18Folkestone£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-19Folkestone£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)
    2019-06-25Folkestone£16.67High Viz for Park Bench to parkrun
    2019-08-15Folkestone£19.69Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-15Folkestone£21.30Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-15Folkestone£0.59Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-15Folkestone£1.99Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-15Folkestone£4.10Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-15Folkestone£18.25Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-16Folkestone£12.80Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-08-16Folkestone£1.58Anniversary/celebration items