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About Us

Newark parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4AU. 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 Rumbles 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.

  • Newark and Sherwood District Council Community, Sports and Arts Development Unit: The Community, Sports and Arts Development team are working to engage people in the community in sport and physical activity by creating new opportunities for people to get involved in. As well as supporting existing clubs, projects and events. The Community, Sports and Arts unit are involved in a wide variety of different activities around the district including: Supporting Sports Clubs, Coach Development, Active Lifestyles, Volunteer Development, Disability and Inclusion and Arts Development. For further information on the services delivered by Newark and Sherwood District Councils Community, Sports and Arts Development unit please contact 01636 655701.

    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
    2019-12-09B THOMPSONNewark£50.00£50.00£0.00Christmas party quiz prize money donated back to the event. Thank you!
    2019-04-17Ernest ClarkeNewark£500.00£500.00£0.00Donation from Newark Half Marathon 2018
    2019-02-26Scott BrownlowNewark£1.00£1.00£0.00Weekly donation to parkrun - 9.2.19 - Newark parkrun
    2018-07-27B THOMPSONNewark£60.00£60.00£0.00Newark AC donation for parkrun pacer bibs. Received with thanks.
    2018-07-26Jacqueline JacksonNewark£75.00£75.00£0.00
    2018-07-10Ernie ClarkeNewark£70.00£70.00£0.00From Notfast for new marshall vests which will not have the sponsors logo
    2018-07-03SHARON INGLENewark£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-12Jonathan HobbsNewark£200.00£200.00£0.00
    2016-12-12Fiona WhittinghamNewark£25.00£21.25£3.75To mark 150 runs done. Dave & Fiona
    2016-10-24B THOMPSONNewark£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation from NOTFAST
    2016-10-05B THOMPSONNewark£200.00£170.00£30.00
    2016-09-24Scott BrownlowNewark£1.00£0.85£0.15Weekly donation to parkrun - Newark parkrun - 10.9.16
    2015-11-21c dunnNewark£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-06-07Katerina GreenlawNewark£7.00£5.95£1.05
    2013-11-09shaun bonnerNewark£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-06-01Jaqy HalsteadNewark£20.00£17.00£3.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-10-13Newark£40.49Laptop batteries
    2016-10-28Newark£46.97Correx signs
    2016-10-28Newark£2.59Cable ties
    2018-02-26Newark£15.00Volunteer cards
    2018-04-24Newark£63.35Stakes and signs
    2018-05-16Newark£124.99Replacement laptop
    2018-06-14Newark£25.00Volunteer congratulations cards
    2019-01-18Newark£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-04-26Newark£10.00Celebration cakes
    2019-05-31Newark£20.83Briefing platform
    2019-06-21Newark£80.00Newark parkrun and junior parkrun information sign.
    2019-08-28Newark£56.67Sign installation
    2019-08-07Newark£16.66Permanent sign plaque
    2019-08-07Newark£20.83Event kit storage/transportation
    2019-10-12Newark£10.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2019-12-02Newark£8.00Waterproof phone cases
    2020-02-04Newark£57.47Rope barrier for course and PB Bell
    2020-02-22Newark£16.00Anniversary/celebration items
    2021-04-12Newark£20.50Event kit storage/transportation
    2021-04-12Newark£20.50Event kit storage/transportation
    2021-06-14Newark£197.50PA System, Hand sanitiser