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About Us

Lydney parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Lydney Boating Lake, Lakeside Gardens, Lydney, GL15 5RH. 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 at the garages, by the lake, and enjoy the pleasant surroundings - 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.

  • Active Together - Gloucestershire County Council: Encouraging more sport and physical activity across the county. Making it easier for people in Gloucestershire to stay active.

  • Forest of Dean District Council: For providing a grant through from the Community Grant, to set up Lydney parkrun.

  • Forest of Dean Athletic Club: Provided financial support for setting up, and its club members volunteered to prepare the course, and each week.

  • Lydney Recreational Trust: Who's land we use and have giving us permission to use the land.

    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
    2020-03-20CAROLINE RICKARDSLydney£68.84£68.84£0.00From a collection by Lydney Runners
    2020-02-21Fiona CreaseyLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00From Fiona and Jeremy for urn fund
    2020-02-21Steve RogersonLydney£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-21Sheila WilcoxLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-19mark pooleLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-19Mr A J RobertsonLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-19Mark HarveyLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00From the Harvey family
    2020-02-18robert bevesLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Gary BurleyLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Chris RuckLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Elizabeth ColeLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00Towards a new tea urn
    2020-02-18Michael ChardLydney£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-18victoria dayLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-18shirley robinsonLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Walter LeachLydney£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Holly StubbsLydney£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2020-02-18David WadleyLydney£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2020-02-18CAROLINE RICKARDSLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Jess GoodeLydney£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Donna RickardsLydney£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-02-18heidi fletcherLydney£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2020-02-18Victoria JeffriesLydney£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2019-12-10David PriceLydney£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2016-11-04Forest of Dean LionsLydney£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED
    2016-09-07I am Team GB eventLydney£37.00£31.45£5.55Bacon butties
    2016-07-25Gloucestershire DCLydney£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-11-15Lydney£75.00Wall bracket for AED
    2017-01-30Lydney£-155.55Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2019-01-18Lydney£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-19Lydney£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)
    2019-11-19Lydney£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2020-03-04Lydney£27.03First aid kit top ups