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About Us

Gunpowder parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey, Essex. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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!

Every week we'll be grabbing a post parkrun coffee, but we've not decided on the permanent location yet - in any case, please join us after the event. 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.

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 or any form of cashback 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.

Donations

Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
2020-03-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£51.08£51.08£0.00March Community Cafe
2020-02-14Jane AppletonGunpowder£20.45£20.45£0.00February Community cafe
2019-12-02marilyn cadoganGunpowder£50.00£50.00£0.00
2019-11-29London Marathon EventsGunpowder£125.00£125.00£0.00Donation
2019-11-25Jane AppletonGunpowder£50.85£50.85£0.00
2019-10-21Anthony GerardGunpowder£100.00£100.00£0.00
2019-10-21Jane AppletonGunpowder£58.05£58.05£0.00October community cafe (anniversary)
2019-10-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£63.56£63.56£0.00September community cafe
2019-08-12Jane AppletonGunpowder£37.90£37.90£0.00August community cafe
2019-07-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£42.70£42.70£0.00Gunpowder parkrun July Community Cafe
2019-06-07Jane AppletonGunpowder£55.06£55.06£0.00May community cafe
2019-04-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£36.37£36.37£0.00April Community cafe
2019-02-13Jane AppletonGunpowder£50.68£50.68£0.00February 2019 Community Cafe Donations
2019-01-24Jane AppletonGunpowder£67.65£67.65£0.00Community Cafe donations for January 2019
2018-11-12Jane AppletonGunpowder£82.32£82.32£0.00November Community cafe
2018-10-29Jane AppletonGunpowder£53.47£53.47£0.007th year anniversary donations
2018-10-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£53.41£53.41£0.00October Community Cafe
2018-09-10Jane AppletonGunpowder£47.25£47.25£0.00September Community Cafe
2018-08-13Jane AppletonGunpowder£31.66£31.66£0.00August Community Cafe
2018-07-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£31.58£31.58£0.00July Community caf
2018-05-14Jane AppletonGunpowder£51.76£51.76£0.00May community Cafe
2018-05-05Helen HarveyGunpowder£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-04-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£43.77£43.77£0.00April Community Cafe
2018-03-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£50.79£50.79£0.00March Community Cafe
2018-02-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£53.10£53.10£0.00December Community caf
2018-01-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£47.36£47.36£0.00Community Caf
2017-11-18cliff everittGunpowder£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-08-14Jane AppletonGunpowder£64.24£64.24£0.00August 2017 community cafe
2017-07-19Jane AppletonGunpowder£46.54£46.54£0.00Community Caf
2017-06-12Jane AppletonGunpowder£26.53£26.53£0.00June 2017 Community Caf
2017-05-23Jane AppletonGunpowder£60.22£60.22£0.00Community caf
2017-05-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£47.09£47.09£0.00Community cafe
2017-04-20Jane AppletonGunpowder£60.80£60.80£0.00
2017-03-31Lee Valley Regional Park AuthorityGunpowder£400.00£400.00£0.00For AED fund
2017-03-13Jane AppletonGunpowder£10.00£10.00£0.00AED fund from Eddie Sycamore
2017-03-13Jane AppletonGunpowder£46.20£46.20£0.00
2017-03-06Derek WeedonGunpowder£50.00£50.00£0.00AED fund
2017-03-06Rik D EsslGunpowder£100.00£100.00£0.00
2017-03-06Jane AppletonGunpowder£30.00£30.00£0.00AED Fund
2017-03-05Debbie TullochGunpowder£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-03-05Debbie ClarkGunpowder£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-03-05Caroline McGregorGunpowder£20.00£20.00£0.00AED Fund
2017-03-04Craig CrawfordGunpowder£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-03-04Lisa CookeGunpowder£10.00£10.00£0.00AED Fund
2017-03-04Bethany GreenGunpowder£30.00£30.00£0.00
2017-02-20Jane AppletonGunpowder£49.30£49.30£0.00AED Fund
2017-02-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£60.22£60.22£0.00Community caf
2016-12-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£63.82£54.25£9.57
2016-11-14Jane AppletonGunpowder£28.97£24.62£4.35Community café donations
2016-10-24Jane AppletonGunpowder£56.00£47.60£8.40
2016-08-21Jane AppletonGunpowder£45.70£38.84£6.86
2016-07-21Sarah RussellGunpowder£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-07-11Jane AppletonGunpowder£30.57£25.98£4.59
2016-05-18Jane AppletonGunpowder£60.25£51.21£9.04
2016-04-21Jane AppletonGunpowder£19.25£16.36£2.89
2016-03-14Jane AppletonGunpowder£27.95£23.76£4.19
2016-02-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£30.30£25.75£4.55
2015-12-17Jane AppletonGunpowder£18.20£15.47£2.73
2015-10-30Jane AppletonGunpowder£39.53£33.60£5.93
2015-09-15Jane AppletonGunpowder£26.66£22.66£4.00
2015-08-10Jane AppletonGunpowder£21.00£17.85£3.15
2015-05-12Jane AppletonGunpowder£35.40£30.09£5.31
2015-05-05Jane AppletonGunpowder£29.00£24.65£4.35
2015-03-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£47.10£40.03£7.07
2015-03-05Jane AppletonGunpowder£24.00£20.40£3.60
2014-11-12Jane AppletonGunpowder£23.75£20.19£3.56
2014-11-05Jane AppletonGunpowder£48.00£40.80£7.20
2014-09-16Jane AppletonGunpowder£48.00£40.80£7.20
2014-07-12Jonathan O'SheaGunpowder£100.00£85.00£15.00
2014-03-13Jane AppletonGunpowder£21.00£17.85£3.15
2014-02-10Jane AppletonGunpowder£24.00£20.40£3.60
2014-02-10Jonathan O'SheaGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50
2013-08-19Lisa ThompsonGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50Hi Donation for the Gunpowder parkrun Many Thanks Claire London Marathon
2013-08-10Jane AppletonGunpowder£100.00£85.00£15.00
2013-04-29Anthony SilcockGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-10-21Magdalena GuzyGunpowder£20.00£17.00£3.00Happy 1st Birthday! and thanks for all you hard work.
2012-10-13Robert StewartGunpowder£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-09-20Tony BrowneGunpowder£45.00£38.25£6.75
2012-06-30Jonathan O'SheaGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-06-14Derek WeedonGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-05-26Anthony SilcockGunpowder£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-04-23Russell PetersGunpowder£10.00£8.50£1.50To go towards the cost of cakes at the community cafe! Keep up the good work!

Withdrawals

Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-11-28Gunpowder£262.80ANNIVERSARY, megaphone, batteries, spikes
2015-03-12Gunpowder£86.64rucksack, batteries, grit, flasks etc
2015-09-18Gunpowder£59.36anniversary prizes
2015-10-30Gunpowder£137.444th anniversary
2016-02-01Gunpowder£109.02Catering supplies
2016-02-01Gunpowder£7.99Tarpaulin
2016-02-01Gunpowder£85.00parkrun flag
2016-11-09Gunpowder£63.99Megaphone
2017-03-14Gunpowder£674.00AED - Heartsine Samaritan 360P fully automatic
2017-11-01Gunpowder£77.00Anniversary cakes
2017-11-01Gunpowder£50.91Mugs for prizes
2017-11-01Gunpowder£22.58Prosecco for prizes
2017-11-01Gunpowder£40.00Flowers for volunteer
2019-02-21Gunpowder£256.447th anniversary birthday celebrations
2019-06-19Gunpowder£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)
2019-11-25Gunpowder£113.50Anniversary/celebration items
2019-12-15Gunpowder£28.00Xmas Day Goodies for volunteers