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About Us

Phoenix parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Phoenix Park, Castlefields Avenue East, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2NY. 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 C.H.I. cafe in the park - 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.

  • Phoenix Park: Recreational, with access to local reservoir and canal. Skate and BMX park. Cafe and Childrens play area

  • Norton Priory Museum & Gardens: Norton Priory is a historic site in Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th-century country house; it is now a museum.

    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
    2020-03-17Patrick EakinPhoenix£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2020-03-13Graham LancasterPhoenix£25.00£25.00£0.00In lieu of cake to celebrate our 100th Parkrun (volunteering)
    2019-11-20Anna HutchinsonPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-07-27ian hollidayPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-07-27Deborah GouldPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-31Kate FlanneryPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00To replenish the first aid kit! x
    2019-05-29Christopher BurgessPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00Well deserved
    2019-05-29Miss I M OnyiaPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-29John MyersPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-28martin hughesPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-02ian hollidayPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-02-02Deborah GouldPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-07Tim JacksonPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-06Pamela MossPhoenix£3.00£3.00£0.00
    2018-07-06Louise McAdamPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-06Keith HollingsworthPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-06Mrs C A JoynsonPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00Kate Joynson #loveparkrun
    2017-11-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-10-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-09-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-08-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-07-20Barbara BlockPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-07-17SIMON DOMINGOPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-16Thomas DonaldPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Karen FishwickPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Michelle TomlinsonPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Anna HutchinsonPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Antony SnellPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00FROM JOHN AND SHARON OWEN DEFIB FUND PLEASE
    2017-07-15peter stunellPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00defibrillator for Phoenix parkrun
    2017-07-15Stuart SmartPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Carl FitzsimonsPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Mark PaytonPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-07-15Allan BirdPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00For the defibrillator at Phoenix Park
    2017-07-13michael metcalfePhoenix£663.00£663.00£0.00Defib fund from mrs potato head (mike metcalfe) and hayley
    2017-07-13sarah o'brienPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00defib
    2017-07-12Cindy DonnellyPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator Fund
    2017-07-12Steven HillPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00Defibrillator
    2017-07-11Elaine RileyPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-07-11Julie BirchallPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-07-11Antony SnellPhoenix£25.00£25.00£0.00THIS IS A CHARITY DONATION FOR THE DEFIB SNELL FAMILY
    2017-07-11Robert TaylorPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00For Phoenix Parkrun Defib
    2017-07-11Rachel WilliamsonPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00Phoenix Park Run Defibrillator fund
    2017-07-11simone cheesmanPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-23Anna HutchinsonPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-06-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-06-03Christine WalkerPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-31Michael SherwinPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00For the very important AED defibrillator fund.
    2017-05-29Steven ThompsonPhoenix£15.00£15.00£0.00Phoenix Defib Fund
    2017-05-28Lisa WelchPhoenix£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-28Mrs C A JoynsonPhoenix£20.00£20.00£0.00Phoenix Parkrun Defibrillator appeal
    2017-05-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-05-04Anna HutchinsonPhoenix£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-04-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-03-18Grant WillcoxPhoenix£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2017-03-18tricia steadmanPhoenix£5.00£5.00£0.00Difib


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-07-26Phoenix£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2018-05-22Phoenix£56.25Hire of hall for defib and first aid training
    2018-07-03Phoenix£60.83Signs and stakes
    2019-03-27Phoenix£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-04-26Phoenix£38.00Locks and keys for storage box
    2019-06-17Phoenix£20.27Signs and stakes
    2020-03-18Phoenix£8.00Waterproof phone cases (4)
    2020-03-18Phoenix£20.00Quiet Signs (3)