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About Us

Kettering parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Wicksteed Park, 226 Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ. 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, male or female, young or old, 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 jog or run 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 the Carousel Cafe or Ideas Café depending on which one is open - we will let parkrunners know in the Pre-Run briefing - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.

  • Kettering Borough Council: Local government

  • Kettering Town Harriers: Athletics Club

  • Weavers Medical Centre: Medical Services

    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.

    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
    2019-12-31Robin BruceKettering£5.00£5.00£0.00For V. Nix parkrun knits!
    2019-12-28m j nixKettering£181.00£181.00£0.00Val Nix Christmas Tree Decorations
    2019-12-13Robert ParkesKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00Val Nix Christmas Tree Decs
    2019-11-28Wicksteed ParkKettering£621.76£621.76£0.00Donation
    2019-09-19Wicksteed ParkKettering£946.94£946.94£0.00Donation
    2019-07-09Wicksteed ParkKettering£624.00£624.00£0.00Donation
    2019-06-12Wicksteed ParkKettering£332.00£332.00£0.00Donation
    2019-02-11David MallaghanKettering£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-01-24adrian mcglynnKettering£1000.00£1000.00£0.00From Weatherbys of Wellingborough
    2019-01-22DS Smith PLCKettering£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2019-01-21Nicola AllanKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-01-19warren murphyKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-01-17Trevor HerringKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00On behalf of Kettering Couch 2 5k
    2019-01-17T JonesKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-12Malcolm HeadlandKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00For Defibrillator / radios
    2018-04-02Tracey O'BrienKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00For defibrillator and comms
    2018-04-01Susan HennesseyKettering£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-03-31Selina ReynoldsKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00AED/Comms
    2018-03-31Frank MurrayKettering£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-03-31Stephen ThompsonKettering£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-03-31Leanne HudsonKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00AED fund
    2018-03-31Adrian ClarkeKettering£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-03-31David WilsonKettering£25.00£25.00£0.00Kettering Park Run - AED and Comms.
    2018-03-31Victor HammondKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00Kettering AED/Comms
    2018-03-31Tessa McLaughlinKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00for Kettering AED/Comms
    2018-03-31Melissa PerkinsKettering£20.00£20.00£0.00Kettering Park Run - AED/Comms
    2018-03-30Jennifer TedoreKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-03-30dale perryKettering£500.00£500.00£0.00
    2018-03-30Robert ParkesKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-03-30Richard WagstaffKettering£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-03-30Matthew HancockKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00Kettering AEC/Comms
    2018-03-30lykourgos metaxasKettering£815.95£815.95£0.00
    2018-03-29jules gallagherKettering£30.00£30.00£0.00Kettering AED/Comms
    2018-03-29Michelle HaslettKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-03-29Sarah PyneKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00Kettering aed/comms
    2018-03-29Alexis HicksKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00Ket AED/Comms
    2018-03-29Christopher HardingKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00AED / comms
    2018-03-08Gordon GeachKettering£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-24Wayne EltonKettering£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-05-01Scott BrownlowKettering£1.00£1.00£0.00Weekly donation to parkrun - Kettering parkrun - 8.4.17
    2017-02-18Sylvana CummingsKettering£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2016-12-16Jonathan WilsonKettering£500.00£425.00£75.00Wicksteed Park
    2016-11-21william robinsonKettering£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-11-13Nick BellamyKettering£250.00£212.50£37.50AED Kettering Park Run from Pacesetter Sports
    2016-11-08Mark O'BrienKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50AED Donation from Tracey and Mark O'Brien
    2016-11-06Matthew HancockKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50For Kettering AED from Ian Hancock
    2016-11-06Paula SinnottKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-11-06Adrian TilleyKettering£3.00£2.55£0.45Kettering parkrun AED
    2016-11-06Catherine WrightKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-31Robert ParkesKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75On behalf of Val Nix and Joanne Parkes, for AED
    2016-10-30Paul ReddawayKettering£25.00£21.25£3.75Kettering parkrun AED
    2016-10-30Andrew BurderKettering£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-10-30Caroline PeacockKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-29Jason EnglishKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50Kettering AED
    2016-10-29laura marshKettering£3.00£2.55£0.45AED
    2016-10-29rebecca murphyKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-22Suzanne HallKettering£2.00£1.70£0.30Kettering AED
    2016-10-22Leanne HudsonKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50AED
    2016-10-22Elizabeth TaylorKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-19PHILIP AARON McLEODKettering£2.00£1.70£0.30Kettering AED
    2016-10-19Robert ParkesKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-10-19Matthew HancockKettering£10.00£8.50£1.50AED for Kettering
    2016-10-18S HayhoeKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75AED - for Kettering park run
    2016-10-18Alistair HoughtonKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75AED
    2016-10-18matthew honourKettering£5.00£4.25£0.75AED ( Wendy Honour)


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-01-30Kettering£-141.00Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2018-03-16Kettering£75.00HEARTSINE AED RESCUE BACKPACK
    2018-04-03Kettering£60.00USB cable
    2018-04-16Kettering£238.32Walkie talkies
    2018-06-05Kettering£32.07Label printer
    2018-07-02Kettering£169.0026 pacer bibs
    2018-09-21Kettering£54.00Kit storage boxes
    2018-09-21Kettering£159.34Medals and trophies
    2018-10-31Kettering£28.60Replacement keys
    2018-11-01Kettering£17.48Trial barriers for winter route
    2018-11-01Kettering£13.00Ticket for Kettering Sports Awards
    2018-11-02Kettering£70.44Event signs
    2019-01-18Kettering£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-02-06Kettering£41.76Additional barrier & replacement charger for event radios
    2019-04-11Kettering£61.40Airhorn, batteries and stepladder
    2019-06-21Kettering£9.97Finish token storage/collection
    2019-06-21Kettering£23.00Replacement laptop
    2019-06-21Kettering£59.99Replacement laptop
    2019-06-24Kettering£33.49Stationery items (not flyers)
    2019-08-14Kettering£160.004 Sets of replacement tokens
    2019-08-14Kettering£24.99Walkie talkies
    2019-08-14Kettering£65.00Stationery items (not flyers)
    2019-10-05Kettering£7.00Key cutting
    2019-10-05Kettering£7.02Stationery items (not flyers)
    2019-11-17Kettering£41.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2020-02-10Kettering£500.00For Wicksteed juniors
    2020-02-16Kettering£58.32Event kit storage/transportation
    2020-03-03Kettering£2000.00Car park funds returned to Kettering Harriers