About Us

Moors Valley parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton road, Ashley Heath, Nr. Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. 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 Seasons Restaurant - 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.

  • Active Dorset:

  • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest:

  • Verwood Town Council:

  • 3LX Community Grant Aid Fund:

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    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
    2019-08-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-08-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-07-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-07-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-06-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-05-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-05-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-04-20mark GouldingMoors Valley£50.00£50.00£0.00A little something towards the set of 1000 barcodes
    2019-04-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-04-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-03-16Teresa BowesMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-03-08Jamie MitchellMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-06Lorna BondMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00Please put towards the new equipment needed.
    2019-03-04Sally WestbrookMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-04Lucy BlowMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-04Erica ThurstonMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks MV crew - hope you get lots of lovely new kit!
    2019-03-03Paul WoodsMoors Valley£25.00£25.00£0.00As requested by their FB post of 02/03/19, this donation is towards of replacement kit for the Moors Valley parkrun. Many thanks to the Core Team and the many volunteers :-)
    2019-03-03Andrew NobleMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-03Robert AndersonMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-03Emma WilliamsMoors Valley£15.00£15.00£0.00Emma williiams
    2019-03-02Becky JayMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-02waldridge waldridgeMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Neil JonesMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Vanessa LongMoors Valley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Clifford WatersMoors Valley£120.00£120.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Janice WallsMoors Valley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Kelly WhitcombeMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Tina McGowanMoors Valley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Susan StaintonMoors Valley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Natalie BrownMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Helena ParryMoors Valley£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-03-02w n stevensMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Kelly WilliamsMoors Valley£20.00£20.00£0.00For new kit :)
    2019-03-02Janette UnderdownMoors Valley£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Philip MalcolmMoors Valley£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-02-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-01-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-12-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-11-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-10-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-09-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Alison SmithMoors Valley£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Lee WaltersMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-10-04Melissa ElliottMoors Valley£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-01-24East Dorset District CouncilMoors Valley£1500.00£1275.00£225.00For storage unit
    2016-10-31Cash for CarriersMoors Valley£1000.00£850.00£150.00For equipment
    2016-08-08Julie PegoraroMoors Valley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-11Katy GodbeerMoors Valley£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-11Joanne WestonMoors Valley£30.00£25.50£4.50For Moors Valley towards PA system
    2015-12-25Christopher ArchiboldMoors Valley£3.00£2.55£0.45


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£230.00Storage cupboard
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£9.97Padlock
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£21.00Storage boxes
    2017-06-12Moors Valley£29.99Laptop screen
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£31.21Signs
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£15.80First aid kit
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£3.50Dorset flag
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£22.95Waterproof clipboard
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£6.95Club hammer
    2017-09-19Moors Valley£0.75Pens
    2019-01-25Moors Valley£145.64Stopwatches
    2019-02-05Moors Valley£44.70Stopwatch shipping fee
    2019-02-28Moors Valley£43.71Signs
    2019-04-04Moors Valley£184.652 way radio walkie talkies and first aid refill
    2019-04-04Moors Valley£281.47PA, Speaker stand and cover
    2019-04-24Moors Valley£850.00Event Team request for £850 to be transferred to Moors Valley junior parkrun
    2019-04-26Moors Valley£59.99Case
    2019-08-14Moors Valley£40.00Quiet Sign(s)