About Us

Harwich parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Cliff Park, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LJ. 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!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Dovercourt Cliff Park café - please come and join us! 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.

  • Tendring District Council 'activetendring': 'Developing Sport and Positive Activities for all people within the Community'. activetendring is the? Community Sport Network - a key part of the delivery system for community sport and the link between ActiveEssex, the County Sports Partnership and sport within the Tendring District. The partnership? works cohesively to identify the key issues in the district and increase participation in sport and physical activity by increasing and widening the range of opportunities available at the districts sport, leisure & community facilities, schools, and local sports clubs for all people.

  • Active Essex: Active Essex is the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership for Greater Essex with the vision?to create a more physically active and sporting environment for all people in Greater Essex to enable everyone to participate in the activity of their choice at their chosen level. On behalf of Run England we are able to support Parkrun in Harwich to create further opportunities for the local community to walk, jog and run 5 kilometres each week.

    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.



    The event are yet to make a claim against the donations. Event teams please contact your local parkrun ambassador, country manager, or review the Organiser wiki for guidance on claiming against the available donations.