About Us

Hillsborough parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Hillsborough Park, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2AB. 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 one of the following nearby cafes. The cafe's around the park aren't large enough to accommodate everyone but you will find parkrunners in: Costa Coffee, 301-305 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, S6 1TG - Depot Bakery, Coach House, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield S6 4HD - Riverside Café, Catchbar Lane, Hillsborough, S6 2LX - Jam's Café, 181 Middlewood Road, S6 4HD - 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 Sheffield : Juice:

    Hillsborough parkrun was started thanks to funding in part by the University of Sheffield. Juice is a highly innovative staff health scheme brought to you by the University of Sheffield, specially designed to help you take care of your everyday health and wellbeing at work. The idea is to make sure you can access health and wellbeing services whenever you want, and both Juice and the University of Sheffield are proud to support this fantastic local community parkrun.

    Juice brings together a whole range of services, from advice about nutrition and beating stress, to activities such as the outdoor bootcamp sessions and tai-chi classes. The scheme has been organised by the university Human Resources department with you in mind, and various external companies are lending a helping hand to supply different services for you to take advantage of.

    Juice is here for everyone, but it’s not compulsory so don’t worry. There’s no fixed set of things to do, and you can do as much or as little as you like, whenever you like. The advice and guidance that you will receive as a university member of staff has been tailor made as much as possible to your individual needs.

    You can check out these Juice activities, plus many more, by visiting our dedicated website: https://juice.group.shef.ac.uk

    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
    2021-10-30Mr A DunbarHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-01-19John LiddleHillsborough£15.00£15.00£0.00Monies found in the park during parkrun - January 2020
    2019-10-13carl corbidgeHillsborough£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-09-13Richard JacksonHillsborough£25.00£25.00£0.00100 parkruns and 25 times volunteering - thanks to Hillsborough Parkrun for 2 1/2 years of healthy, happy Saturday mornings! :o)
    2019-01-14Arif AliHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-15John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00ref-money handed in at parkrun, found in park
    2017-10-11Richard EarlHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-30MICHAEL JONESHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-29Vanessa RoundHillsborough£50.00£50.00£0.00On behalf of Stephen Oldfield
    2017-09-26Adam McAuleyHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-25Vanessa RoundHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00On behalf of Clive Helders for Hillsborough parkrun defibrillator
    2017-09-22Caroline SmithHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00Forgot to donate last week! I know you have enough for the defib now, but I'm sure there'll be kit you need in the future.
    2017-09-21Lorna JenningsHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-21Graham HagueHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-20Vikki McAuleyHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-20Amanda TalbotHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-19Francis McNestryHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-19Arif AliHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-18Jessica PembertonHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-18Siobhan FayHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00Hillsborough parkrun defibrillator appeal
    2017-09-18Elizabeth HewettHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00For defibrillator appeal
    2017-09-17Sarah CorriganHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-17Alison WraggeHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Chris WalkerHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00Hillsborough defibrillator
    2017-09-16sally bramallHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Robert StonehouseHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Caroline HemingtonHillsborough£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Marcus DearnsHillsborough£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Sarah MossHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Lionel WolstenholmeHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00For Hillsborough Parkrun Defibrillator
    2017-09-16Peter CrossHillsborough£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Ben SteelHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Helen ShirleyHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Scott ReevesHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Hillsborough parkrun defibrillator fund
    2017-09-16Claire BourneHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Richard DayHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Richard JacksonHillsborough£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-09-16John AndersonHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Emma MartinHillsborough£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Lucie JacksonHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16sue hallamHillsborough£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Kay GuccioneHillsborough£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Richard WardHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Jude StoneHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Angela WaterfieldHillsborough£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Chloe RodgersHillsborough£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Marius van der ColffHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Simon HolmesHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-16Kate HorwoodHillsborough£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-09-11Jennifer NolanHillsborough£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-09-03Rob FarringtonHillsborough£35.00£35.00£0.00
    2017-07-26Dorothy PhoenixHillsborough£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-01-30Gareth HagueHillsborough£30.00£25.50£4.50Donation to support Hillsborough Parkrun
    2016-10-04Caroline SmithHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-09-24Vanessa RoundHillsborough£25.00£21.25£3.75A599718 for Hillsborough parkrun new stopwatch fund
    2015-12-26Jorge BronzeHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Many thanks for another wonderful Christmas parkrun. Keep up the great work!
    2015-08-07John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Re Hillsborough PB 1/8
    2015-05-31John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough PB 30/5
    2015-05-10John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Re. Hillsborough PB 9/5
    2015-04-19John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough parkrun PB 18/4
    2015-03-08John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough - PB 7/3
    2015-02-28John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough - PB on 28/2
    2015-01-18John LiddleHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough - PB on 17/1 !!
    2015-01-11John LiddleHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50New Year Resolution!! - Donation to parkrun every time I run a PB
    2014-09-20Alistair CoutieHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-14andrea smithHillsborough£15.00£12.75£2.25Hillsborough Parkrun
    2014-09-07Kathryn HarrisonHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-06Gillian SeniorHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-09-06Joanne VineyHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50Hi. I would like this donation to specifically go to Hillsborough Park Run, Sheffield.
    2014-09-06Vanessa RoundHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50For Hillsborough parkrun please
    2014-09-06Gareth HagueHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-05Adam McAuleyHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-05Vikki McAuleyHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-09-02MICHAEL O'CONNELLHillsborough£50.00£42.50£7.50This donation is for the Hillsborough Sheffield Parkrun
    2014-09-01Chris Spires PhotographyHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsboroughparkrun
    2014-08-31Carol StanfieldHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75Hillsborough park run
    2014-08-30hannah downingHillsborough£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2014-08-30Graham HagueHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-08-30Mick WallHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-08-30gareth irvineHillsborough£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-08-30Jorge BronzeHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-08-30John LiddleHillsborough£100.00£85.00£15.00For Hillsborough Parkrun - I hope this helps towards the new tags Gareth as well as anything else you need. Thank you & Parkrun for your continued motivation. John Liddle
    2014-03-09Vanessa RoundHillsborough£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2014-01-04Rob LeckeyHillsborough£5.00£4.25£0.75


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-10-03Hillsborough£674.00AED - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 350P WITH 1 X ADULT PAD
    2018-07-02Hillsborough£130.0020 pacer bibs
    2018-10-23Hillsborough£49.99Replacement laptop
    2019-06-19Hillsborough£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)
    2019-08-14Hillsborough£15.00Selfie frame
    2021-07-13Hillsborough£158.42Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
    2021-09-27Hillsborough£80.00PAD-PAK-03 - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 500P PAD PAK (GREY)