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About Us

Newtown parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Dolerw Park Bridge, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ. 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 the Oriel Gallery - 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.

  • Maldwyn Harriers:

  • Dolly Mixtures:

  • Just Move:

    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.

    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
    2018-11-10Jan RichardsNewtown£50.00£50.00£0.00Defib Fund
    2018-08-27Steve JonesNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-20C DallimoreNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-07-20M Clare JohnsonNewtown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-07-20KGW ChadwellNewtown£175.00£175.00£0.00from Les Croupiers Running Club Cardiff towards replacement of defibrillator pads & purchase of defibrillator
    2018-07-13John BNewtown£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation for the Defib from The Milford Collection
    2018-07-03Eirian ArwynNewtown£57.00£57.00£0.00defibrillator appeal
    2018-06-30Stephen McAleerNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-19Vincent NazarethNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00Defib appeal
    2018-06-19Claire BruceNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00De Fib Newtown
    2018-06-19KEVIN JONESNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00Towards the Defib, please
    2018-06-16Jenny MartinNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-06-12Mick TaborNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-11Nicholas EdwardsNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00De Fib Appeal
    2018-06-11daphne austerberryNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-11Christina RossiterNewtown£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2018-06-11Julie LewisNewtown£10.00£10.00£
    2018-06-11David WalkerNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00For defibrillator fund
    2018-06-11MARILYN ROWSONNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-11S C PeronsNewtown£25.00£25.00£0.00Defib fund
    2018-06-11Sarah BurdettNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-10Helen HubbackNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-10GERARD CAMPBELLNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-10Richard F MartinNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-10Claire JonesNewtown£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2018-06-10Rachel HaighNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-06-10Hannah BarnettNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for saving my friend's life. I hope this help towards owning your own defib.
    2018-06-10Gwen CooperNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00Defibrillator fund
    2018-06-10KGW ChadwellNewtown£28.10£28.10£0.00
    2018-06-04Lynda Simpson-JonesNewtown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-05-21Helen OwenNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation from Andrew Meadows
    2018-05-21Helen OwenNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00donation from Sarah Sanford
    2018-05-13sophie maddyNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Stephen HumphreysNewtown£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Alan TurnerNewtown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-02Dolly MixturesNewtown£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2018-05-01Helen OwenNewtown£602.00£602.00£0.00Donated by EOM - Sharron Morris
    2018-04-23Helen OwenNewtown£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation from Vanessa Thomas
    2018-03-18Helen OwenNewtown£50.00£50.00£0.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-08-28Newtown£104.58Defib pads
    2018-09-28Newtown£40.00Room hire plus storage
    2018-06-26Newtown£1154.00Zoll AED plus fully automatic defib plus paediatric pads