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About Us

Pontypool parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Pontypool Park, Torfaen. 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 Active Living Centre where the cafe now hosts a 'dog cafe' too. Dogs are welcome to come in and they sell doggie treats too - 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.

  • Pontypool Park: Known as the “People’s Park” Pontypool Park hosted celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and the National Eisteddfod, has been home to Pontypool Rugby Club and boasts a thriving dry ski slope.

    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
    2015-04-23Torfaen County BoroughPontypool£250.00£212.50£37.50Councillor Fiona Cross
    2014-10-23Torfaen Borough CouncilPontypool£1290.00£1096.50£193.50donation
    2014-09-21Jonathan KnightPontypool£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-29Jeffrey HillPontypool£2.00£1.70£0.30


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-10-15Pontypool£203.93video camera
    2014-11-27Pontypool£348.90anniversary & megaphone
    2015-11-16Pontypool£9.00Spare keys
    2015-11-16Pontypool£65.00Cake for 2nd anniversary
    2015-11-16Pontypool£39.92Batteries for megaphone
    2015-11-16Pontypool£240.00Annual awards
    2016-12-05Pontypool£20.00Replacement keys
    2016-12-05Pontypool£22.00Anniversary cakes
    2016-12-05Pontypool£150.00Wiggle vouchers for points winners
    2017-09-04Pontypool£26.14Lanyards and pouches
    2017-09-04Pontypool£27.96Rechargeable batteries
    2017-09-04Pontypool£22.86Battery recharger
    2020-01-25Pontypool£23.50Key cutting
    2020-01-29Pontypool£126.00Pacer bibs