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About Us

Ormskirk parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Edge Hill University, Sporting Edge, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP. 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 Sporting Edge 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.

  • Lancashire County Councillors: Four local county councillors provided funds.

  • Lancashire County Council. Environment Dept:

  • West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group: Grant scheme managed by West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Service.

  • Edge Hill University: Edge Hill University allow us to use their land. They have helped with funding.

  • Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers & Athletics Club: LPS kindly acted as fundholder for the grant schemes, and have helped with planning for the route and volunteers.

    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
    2021-06-01peter dolanOrmskirk£150.00£150.00£0.00
    2020-03-01Lady HolroydeOrmskirk£100.00£100.00£0.00Please show donation as coming from Tim Bell & Miranda Stone
    2020-02-29stephen hallOrmskirk£30.00£30.00£0.00Walkie Talkies
    2020-02-01peter rennerOrmskirk£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2019-12-02Stephen GrahamOrmskirk£100.00£100.00£0.00Rotary Club Ormskirk Clocktower. Funds for Walkie-Talkies
    2019-06-29Lynne WebsterOrmskirk£5.00£5.00£0.00Grateful tourist
    2019-04-07Janice SheelOrmskirk£15.00£15.00£0.00Happy 5th Birthday
    2019-03-23Samantha CooganOrmskirk£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-17susan mcmasterOrmskirk£10.00£10.00£0.00To keep it going
    2019-02-14Marl FosterOrmskirk£30.00£30.00£0.00From Mark Foster
    2019-01-07simon beattyOrmskirk£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-12-13Marl FosterOrmskirk£15.00£15.00£0.00From Mark Foster
    2018-11-17peter rennerOrmskirk£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2018-10-26susan mcmasterOrmskirk£10.00£10.00£0.00For ormskirk park run
    2018-05-20Mark FosterOrmskirk£12.50£12.50£0.00
    2018-02-15Mark FosterOrmskirk£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-07-26Claire CrookhamOrmskirk£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-07-04Mark FosterOrmskirk£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-05-17Lancashire Defib CampaignOrmskirk£650.00£650.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-02-25Christopher BuckleyOrmskirk£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-02-09Steven IrwinOrmskirk£20.00£20.00£0.00The best
    2017-02-03Mark FosterOrmskirk£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-01-05Janice SheelOrmskirk£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-06-28Mark FosterOrmskirk£15.00£12.75£2.25This donation is for Ormskirk parkrun.
    2016-06-24Elaine FarrerOrmskirk£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-24Mark FosterOrmskirk£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2016-06-02James SavageOrmskirk£20.00£17.00£3.00Just a little something to say thank you.
    2016-04-13Ian Andrew DoyleOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-03-04Graham BellOrmskirk£9.00£7.65£1.35
    2016-03-03Janet WalkerOrmskirk£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-10-22Mark FosterOrmskirk£75.00£63.75£11.25
    2015-09-06Graham BellOrmskirk£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-08-10Robert KigerOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50OBO Hugo Kearsey
    2015-05-01Colin WestheadOrmskirk£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2015-04-04Gary EalesOrmskirk£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-03-30David HowellsOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29Karen AthertonOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29Michael HarveyOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29Monica GannonOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29B J ReynoldsOrmskirk£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-29michael priceOrmskirk£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-03-29Lee CouplandOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29simon beattyOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-29ANN LOWEOrmskirk£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-29Lesley SymsOrmskirk£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-03-29Rachel CockburnOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-02-03Robert KigerOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-05Janice SheelOrmskirk£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-12-27Dr Graham M BellOrmskirk£50.00£42.50£7.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-03-10Ormskirk£66.66Wireless microphone
    2016-05-13Ormskirk£40.00New kit
    2017-01-05Ormskirk£80.00New kit
    2018-07-11Ormskirk£36.00First timers briefing/course map
    2019-01-10Ormskirk£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2019-01-18Ormskirk£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2020-02-24Ormskirk£8.00Waterproof phone cases (4)
    2020-03-01Ormskirk£101.95Walkie talkies
    2021-05-18Ormskirk£96.00Replacement defibrillator pads.