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About Us

Melton Mowbray parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Melton Country park, Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1HX. 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 Melton Mowbray Visitors Centre 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.

  • Stilton Striders R.C.: Melton Mowbray’s only affiliated running club catering for all abilities in a wide range of sessions and events.

  • Melton Borough Council Active Together: The Melton Sport & Health Alliance is the title given for the borough-wide team that develops local sport and physical activity. Its aim is to bring together all of those with an interest in using the power of sport and physical activity to improve people's lives.

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Sport: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is the County Sport Partnership (CSP) for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Our focus is to ensure that national sport and physical activity resources have local reach.

    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
    2019-07-25Shane SharkeyMelton Mowbray£10.00£10.00£0.00Bench postage
    2019-07-25Shane SharkeyMelton Mowbray£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-07-23Mark BrooksMelton Mowbray£50.00£50.00£0.00For Ray's Bench
    2019-07-22C CryanMelton Mowbray£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2019-07-17GN Constant ACHV LIMITEDMelton Mowbray£200.00£200.00£0.00For Melton Mowbray ref Ray's Bench
    2019-03-31Robin GiddingsMelton Mowbray£2.00£2.00£0.00Flowers for Julie
    2019-03-30Andrew WrathMelton Mowbray£2.00£2.00£0.00Towards flowers 
    2019-03-30RUTH ALLENMelton Mowbray£5.00£5.00£0.00From Tony and Ruth Allen
    2018-03-24Jane CollinghamMelton Mowbray£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2016-11-28VariousMelton Mowbray£150.00£127.50£22.50From quiz night
    2016-11-28VariousMelton Mowbray£125.00£106.25£18.75For juniors from quiz night
    2016-11-28VariousMelton Mowbray£-25.00£-21.25£-3.75From quiz night


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-05-08Melton Mowbray£29.99Storage box
    2017-05-15Melton Mowbray£9.00Event phone
    2018-01-10Melton Mowbray£125.00Transfer to MM juniors
    2019-01-10Melton Mowbray£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2019-07-25Melton Mowbray£345.83Memorial bench