Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms

About Us

Herrington Country parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Herrington Country Park, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7EL. 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 Penshaw Tea Room - 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.

  • Sunderland City Council:

    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.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2021-11-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-10-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-09-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-08-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-08-07Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£4.00£4.00£0.00Happy 40th Event!
    2021-07-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-06-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-05-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-04-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-03-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-02-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-01-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-12-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-12-19Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£2.00£2.00£0.00#loveparkrun log your #notparkrun
    2020-11-27Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£11.22£11.22£0.00Easyfundraising
    2020-11-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-10-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-09-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-08-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-07-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-06-27Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£2.00£2.00£0.00#loveparkrun why #notparkrun
    2020-06-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-05-31Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£57.54£57.54£0.00
    2020-05-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-04-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-03-31Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£54.46£54.46£0.00Easyfundraising
    2020-03-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-03-01Leanne OxenhamHerrington Country£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation from The Simpson
    2020-02-23Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2020-02-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-01-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-01-02Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-12-30Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2019-12-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-12-07Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-11-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-13Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£49.30£49.30£0.00Easy Fundraising
    2019-11-10Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-11-04Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-10-21rhianne dixonHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-21Matt SomersHerrington Country£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-10-21Lise McNallyHerrington Country£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-10-20Rachel TrokeHerrington Country£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-10-20helen WardleHerrington Country£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-10-20Lisa FormHerrington Country£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-20Ian FosterHerrington Country£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation from Ian Foster
    2019-10-20Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-10-05nicholas bestHerrington Country£1.00£1.00£0.00Toured from Leeds for today. Fantastic new event & welcome to the parkrun family . . . . Nicky A205080 x
    2019-08-21Keith TilmouthHerrington Country£15.66£15.66£0.00Easy Fundraising


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2019-12-18Herrington Country£15.00Selfie frame
    2020-01-03Herrington Country£8.00Waterproof phone case