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About Us

Markeaton parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Markeaton Park, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 3BG. 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 the Orangery Café - 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.

  • Derby City Council’s leisure and culture service: We would like to thank Derby City Council’s leisure and culture service for the use of Darley Park, for welcoming parkrun so warmly to the City and for their help in finding a venue to host Derby’s first parkrun. Darley Park is situated next to the world heritage site that is Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Area.

    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
    2019-08-03James VidlerMarkeaton£2.00£2.00£0.00From Natalie and Jim Vidler. Grateful tourists from Telford
    2019-01-12Deb BoolerMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-03Richard BurkeMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For Markeaton Park Run
    2019-01-01Ben BoothMarkeaton£1.19£1.19£0.00New Year Donation from new Park Runner
    2018-12-06Kevin StobbsMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-11-17Lee InnesMarkeaton£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2018-08-28Robert HewinsMarkeaton£25.00£25.00£0.00For Markeaton event
    2018-05-09David AcklamMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00To Markeaton parkrun
    2018-03-17Mark SiddonsMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00Markeaton
    2018-02-15Russell BroadMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For Parkrun equipment. Maybe help towards replacement position tokens?
    2018-01-21Debbie VincentMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-01-02Jacey AllenMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00From Jacey Allen and Chris Smith - Happy New Year!
    2017-12-26Shang TangMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-23Hayden RobinsonMarkeaton£250.00£250.00£0.00
    2017-12-15Deb BoolerMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-02Margaret WhiteleyMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-16Debbie SlaterMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-12Richard BurkeMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For Markeaton Parkrun
    2017-11-12Philip WardMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-11-11R HabgoodMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-06-20Tracey CoolMarkeaton£100.00£100.00£0.00For Darley (Markeaton), to celebrate my 100th parkrun.
    2017-06-11Maureen LakinMarkeaton£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-06-07Mary BardMarkeaton£25.00£25.00£0.00For defib
    2017-06-02Robert CloughMarkeaton£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-06-02Mark SiddonsMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you
    2017-06-02Susan Kathryn TaylourMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-28Nicola WhiteMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00Defib & training etc
    2017-05-27Mark NewtonMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-26Hannah LathamMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-26martyn shoreMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00Defib fund
    2017-05-26Chris WhiteMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-25andrew parryMarkeaton£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-05-05Gavin MorrisseyMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-04Jane HarrisonMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00For defrib fund
    2017-05-04Gillian RichardsonMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For the defibrillator fund. From Gill, Mark & Danny
    2017-05-04Robert HigsonMarkeaton£5.00£5.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-05-03Kam DehalMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00Defib fund
    2017-05-02Sarah HuskinsonMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-01Elizabeth JonesMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For the defib fund.
    2017-05-01ian schofieldMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-30John MoxhamMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For the Defib
    2017-04-29The AtkinsonsMarkeaton£15.00£15.00£0.00For the defib fund
    2017-04-29Antony BoltonMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Jean SilcockMarkeaton£15.00£15.00£0.00For the Defib Fund for Markeaton Park
    2017-04-29Angela RoomeMarkeaton£5.00£5.00£0.00For Defib
    2017-04-29Vicky BaconMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-28Paula HubberMarkeaton£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-04-25Russell BroadMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00For the defib fund
    2017-04-22Kathleen GrundyMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Fiona FinneganMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Timothy HarrisMarkeaton£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2017-04-20Chris WhiteMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00Markeaton parkrun
    2017-04-14Keely AllenMarkeaton£50.00£50.00£0.00For the defib fund
    2017-04-12Antony EtheringtonMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-10Steve BodenMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00For the defib fund
    2017-04-09Paul DownesMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-08Tim SpateMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-05Peter EmeryMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-04Joe LewisMarkeaton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-02chris potterMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00For the 4th anniversary fund
    2017-04-02Robert SeymourMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-20Mark CottonMarkeaton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-02-10Richard BurkeMarkeaton£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2016-12-17S SeniorMarkeaton£112.00£95.20£16.80
    2016-11-05Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-27Scott BrownlowMarkeaton£1.00£0.85£0.15Weekly donation to parkrun - 13.8.16 Markeaton parkrun
    2016-06-18Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-05-05Mark CottonMarkeaton£5.00£4.25£0.75For Darley parkrun ( Markeaton ) please.
    2016-04-08T B GORDONMarkeaton£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2016-03-26Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Darley parkrun please
    2016-03-21Robert SeymourMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Darley parkrun
    2015-12-19Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-12-07Matthew ParkerMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-11-07Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-29Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Darley Park run
    2015-06-27samantha garsideMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-05-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2015-04-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2015-04-05Lee GriffithsMarkeaton£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2015-02-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2015-02-07Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-12-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-11-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-11-01Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-10-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-09-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-09-06Clare ColeMarkeaton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-08-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-08-16Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-08-05Ian WalkerMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-07-19Dennis HolmesMarkeaton£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-07-12Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-05-31fiona flavinMarkeaton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-05-24Thomas JohnMarkeaton£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2014-04-14Jody ShipleyMarkeaton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-03-01Karl ColellaMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-12-15Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-09-28Jean SilcockMarkeaton£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-10-14Markeaton£24.67signs & postage
    2018-01-09Markeaton£1100.00AED plus cabinet
    2018-01-09Markeaton£1100.00AED + cabinet + 1st aid kit
    2018-01-09Markeaton£-1100.00AED plus cabinet correction
    2018-04-26Markeaton£63.29Signs, stakes, cable ties and pens
    2019-03-27Markeaton£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-10-21Markeaton£114.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2020-03-18Markeaton£8.00Waterproof phone cases (4)