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About Us

Pontefract parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Pontefract Racecourse. 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, 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 café in the leisure centre 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.

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
2021-07-22Elizabeth AllenPontefract£15.00£15.00£0.00
2021-06-05Ian RutsonPontefract£10.00£10.00£0.00AED pads
2020-02-09Andrew EvansPontefract£12.00£12.00£0.00Andy Evans yearly donation
2020-01-01Mark CooperPontefract£50.00£50.00£0.00
2019-08-31Lee SilburnPontefract£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-01-27Andrew EvansPontefract£12.00£12.00£0.00Andy Evans yearly payment
2018-01-31John KeesPontefract£20.00£20.00£0.00Long overdue donation for equipment funds
2017-11-06Ian RutsonPontefract£1.00£1.00£0.00
2017-10-02Ian RutsonPontefract£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-07-04Ian RutsonPontefract£1.00£1.00£0.00
2017-05-01Scott BrownlowPontefract£1.00£1.00£0.00Weekly donation to parkrun - Pontefract parkrun - 15.4.17
2016-12-31Hayley WaldridgePontefract£15.00£12.75£2.25Pontefract laptop battery
2016-11-15Ian RutsonPontefract£1.00£0.85£0.15Special Instructions!
2016-10-19Ian RutsonPontefract£1.00£0.85£0.15
2016-09-19Ian RutsonPontefract£1.00£0.85£0.15
2016-09-01Marian StanleyPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-09-01Elaine WalkerPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Donation to Pontefract Parkrun Defrib.
2016-09-01Rebecca RawsonPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-08-31Peter MartinPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-08-31Helen CravenPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-08-31Craig ThorpePontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-08-31Jessica HoltPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-08-31Jonathan w WebbPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-08-31Jill ThompsonPontefract£25.00£21.25£3.75
2016-08-31Rebecca EverittPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-08-31Gregory SkeltonPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Defib fund
2016-08-20John EllisPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Towards the defibrillator for Pontefract Park Run.
2016-08-13Neil FergusonPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Pontefract Defib.
2016-07-29Adrian FakePontefract£7.00£5.95£1.05
2016-07-25Mervyn DavisonPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Pontefract Defib.
2016-07-25R WilesPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-24Jude AbbottPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-07-24Marisa AllenPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-24David CuthbertsonPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-07-24Catherine WarrenPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-23Barry McConnellPontefract£15.00£12.75£2.25Pontefract defib
2016-07-23Jamie-Leigh SilburnPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-07-23david parryPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Pontefract Parkrun defib
2016-07-23Giles BennettPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Ponte Parkrun Defibrillator
2016-07-22Ann RutsonPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-07-21Annette McTaggartPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Pontefract Parkrun defib
2016-07-21Andrew ClarkePontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-07-20Chris PratchettPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-20Neil MusgrovePontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Pontefract defib
2016-07-20Guy LeechPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Defib
2016-07-20sam chambersPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-20Emma WhippPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-20Ian RutsonPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-04-26Carl FarrowPontefract£50.00£42.50£7.50Pontefract Parkrun Defib
2016-04-16NEIL IBBOTSONPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Pontefract Defib
2016-04-13Gregory SkeltonPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-03-18george gardnerPontefract£3.00£2.55£0.45Pontefract Defib.
2016-03-08British Gas Leeds Charity FundPontefract£150.00£127.50£22.50For defibrillator
2016-02-15Andrew Burgess-TuplingPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Pontefract defib
2016-02-15Neil MusgrovePontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Pontefract defib
2016-02-15Hayley HarrisPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Pontefract defib
2016-02-14Giles BennettPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Pontefract defib
2016-02-14Christine HallPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-02-14Michael HemsworthPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Pontefract defib
2016-02-14Robert JacksonPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75For Pontefract de fib fund.
2016-02-14Hayley WaldridgePontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75For D-fib, might need it one day!!
2016-02-14claire whitwellPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75Pontefract defib
2015-12-15Ian WilksPontefract£50.00£42.50£7.50For the Pontefract Defib fund.
2015-11-02Carl FarrowPontefract£40.00£34.00£6.00For Pontefract Parkrun Defib
2015-10-06Ian RutsonPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Pontefract AED Fund
2015-10-04Ken PoynerPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation for Pontefract AED fund
2015-10-03David KellettPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2015-10-03Sarah ScholesPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Pontefract Parkrun Defib
2015-10-02Joanne ConroyPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50for Pontefract parkrun, to contribute towards the purchase of AED unit
2015-05-04ian wilksPontefract£50.00£42.50£7.50
2015-04-05Greg ThorleyPontefract£30.00£25.50£4.50Donation for Pontefract parkrun
2014-10-17Ian RutsonPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50Unclaimed lost property
2014-03-28Carl FarrowPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-03-06Neil MusgrovePontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00Pontefract parkun donation
2014-02-01David KellettPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-10-26Mathew HeseltinePontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-10-10Anne StephensonPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00For Pontefract Parkrun
2013-07-20David KellettPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-06-23Ian RutsonPontefract£14.00£11.90£2.10Change from fuel 'kitty' at Longest Sunday. Thanks to John Kees, Steve Berry and Lindsey Glenville
2012-11-10claire whitwellPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-07-28jill sedgwickPontefract£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-04-14David KiddPontefract£5.00£4.25£0.75
2011-10-01emily hennessyPontefract£10.00£8.50£1.50A little donation to support the great idea of Parkrun especially my local one at Pontefract.


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2013-07-24Pontefract£46.19Pacer bibs
2014-08-06Pontefract£93.50pacer bibs, box, lanyards
2016-12-21Pontefract£-119.70Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
2016-12-22Pontefract£14.99Laptop battery
2016-12-22Pontefract£24.25First aid kit items
2017-04-06Pontefract£19.13Waterproof clipboard
2019-04-11Pontefract£33.98Rain covers and pacer vest printing
2021-06-18Pontefract£80.00PAD pak