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About Us

Heslington parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in York Sport Village, Lakeside Way, Heslington, York YO10 5FG. 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 grab a post parkrun coffee in Costa, York Sport Village - 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.

  • University of York Alumni - YuFund:

  • Knavesmire parkrun - Stephen Wilson:

    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
    2020-02-11David MaughanHeslington£9.28£9.28£0.00
    2019-12-28Matthew WilcockHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-15Meghan HalseHeslington£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-12-10Claire AstleHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-09NEEPA ATKINSONHeslington£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-12-08Richard BoothHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-06ROBIN HUNTHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-06Lucy HartHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-05Michelle JenksHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-03Celia MaughanHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For Heslington towards walker-talkies
    2019-12-02mark williamsonHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-12-02Geoff MarchmentHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00Helping to fund those Christmas Walkie Talkies :) Santa will be bringing a PB for all in 2020!
    2019-12-02Nicola ClementsHeslington£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-27Keith ThomasHeslington£50.00£50.00£0.00Perhaps a pop-up gazebo?
    2018-12-15Christine Wallace ChristineHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-10-14nicholas bestHeslington£1.00£1.00£0.00Was a tourist from Leeds yesterday, thanx for making me feel soo welcome at your fab event .... Nicky A205080
    2018-07-08David SpillettHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For the bib fund-raiser.
    2018-07-05Eleanor EastwoodHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation from Pock Runners Endure 24 Team
    2018-07-03Kate BoydHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-02Stephen WilsonHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-02Ruth StartinHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For pacer bibs in lieu of Ellie
    2018-07-02Eleanor EastwoodHeslington£25.00£25.00£0.00Donation made from Eastwood Sports Massage from funds raised at Endure 24 by Pocklington Runners Teams
    2018-07-01Fiona HydeHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-01James CannHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For pacer bibs
    2018-06-30Gail HitchensHeslington£5.00£5.00£0.00For the pacer bibs fundraiser. Thank you to all the volunteers!
    2018-06-30Peter NortonHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For pacer bibs
    2018-06-30Katie WiseHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00To sponsor the 20m and 22m pacer bibs! From Team Wise x
    2018-06-30Sam LynnHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00We'd like to part sponsor the 20 and 18 bibs
    2018-06-29Sharon WattHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-29EMERALD HORSLEYHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00For heslington parkrun pacing bibs!
    2018-06-29Emma SimmonsHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-29Robin HuntHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00I'll be following the 27 bib!
    2018-06-29Heather HawkinsHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-29Geoff MarchmentHeslington£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-06-29Carol StephensonHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-29Eleanor EastwoodHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00Team Eastwood
    2018-03-08Andrew McMorrisHeslington£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks to all the great volunteers for their time.


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-07-13Heslington£130.0020 pacer bibs
    2019-07-03Heslington£34.00Pacer bibs
    2019-10-25Heslington£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2020-01-20Heslington£98.92Walkie talkies
    2020-03-18Heslington£62.90Signs & cones