About Us

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Figgate Park, Baileyfield Road, Edinburgh, EH15 1NA. 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 one of the cafes along Portobello High Street and the promenade - 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.

  • Craigentinney and Duddingston Neighbourhood Partnership: Without their support this parkrun would not exist. Many thanks.

  • Portobello and Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership: Without their support this parkrun would not exist. Many thanks.

    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
    2018-01-07Graeme NicholsonPortobello£50.00£50.00£0.00Thank you. Graeme and Ella.
    2017-09-21IronmanPortobello£180.00£180.00£0.00For provision of volunteers
    2017-08-09IronmanPortobello£820.00£820.00£0.00For provision of volunteers
    2017-06-12Lorenzo PacittiPortobello£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-06-12Edinburgh Running NetworlPortobello£300.00£300.00£0.00For AED fund
    2017-06-09Robert MainPortobello£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-06-09angus forsythPortobello£30.00£30.00£0.00For Portobello parkrun AED fund
    2017-06-09Richard MudiePortobello£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-06-08SH MarshallPortobello£30.00£30.00£0.00Donation for portobello parkrun AED fund
    2017-06-08Ian ThomasPortobello£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-06-08Marte CowellPortobello£50.00£50.00£0.00towards purchase of defibrillator
    2017-06-08Stuart DonnellyPortobello£30.00£30.00£0.00Towards the Defib Appeal.
    2017-06-08Andrew StrathdeePortobello£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-06-08Aine RyanPortobello£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-08Jonathan StevensPortobello£50.00£50.00£0.00AED FUND
    2017-06-08Michael HannamPortobello£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-06-08Rosemary BydePortobello£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-11Owain WilliamsPortobello£20.00£20.00£0.00Happy Birthday from Owain & Mandy! Keep up the great work!
    2017-02-01Edinburgh Running NetworlPortobello£90.00£90.00£0.00Collection from Christmas run
    2017-01-15Robin StrainPortobello£20.00£17.00£3.00Thanks for all you effort!
    2016-10-03Rebecca EcclesPortobello£20.00£17.00£3.00For Portobello Park Run
    2016-09-28Michael LiebermanPortobello£25.00£21.25£3.75For Portobello parkrun
    2016-09-25Chris NodenPortobello£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2016-04-30David LimmerPortobello£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-21Andrea MooPortobello£20.00£17.00£3.00for Portobello parkrun
    2015-10-05Julie LoerbachPortobello£20.00£17.00£3.00For volunteering for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
    2015-07-25Paul BellamyPortobello£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-25Alexander MacdonaldPortobello£40.00£34.00£6.00For Portobello as home parkrun
    2015-07-25Angus ForsythPortobello£52.00£44.20£7.80for Portobello parkrun
    2015-07-24Peter EwartPortobello£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-07-24Ciara webbPortobello£12.00£10.20£1.80
    2015-07-24Lorraine SmithPortobello£3.00£2.55£0.45


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-07-30Portobello£11.00vest embroidery
    2015-11-05Portobello£12.77Prize & batteries
    2016-02-18Portobello£15.60Anniversary awards
    2017-03-24Portobello£19.50Dog poo spray paint
    2017-04-10Portobello£26.472nd anniversary prizes
    2017-08-18Portobello£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2017-10-16Portobello£200.00To Inverleith juniors for AED fund
    2017-09-26Portobello£4.99Storage box
    2017-11-01Portobello£9.15Children's hi viz vests
    2017-11-01Portobello£4.33Computer mouse
    2018-04-16Portobello£17.49Anniversary prizes
    2018-04-23Portobello£3.50Pins for pacers
    2018-04-23Portobello£12.00Gift for cake maker
    2018-10-31Portobello£31.053 waterproof clipboards
    2018-12-03Portobello£29.17Prize T shirt
    2019-01-13Portobello£117.98Stop watch
    2019-01-14Portobello£17.50Plastic stakes
    2019-04-04Portobello£16.78Anniversary prizes
    2019-04-26Portobello£10.00Flowers for cake
    2020-01-04Portobello£2.74Event kit storage/transportation
    2020-02-03Portobello£65.99DT2000 (Ultrak) stopwatch
    2021-08-12Portobello£80.00PAD-PAK-03 - HEARTSINE SAMARITAN 500P PAD PAK (GREY)
    2022-02-13Portobello£2.99First aid kit top ups
    2022-02-13Portobello£3.98Loudhailer/batteries, Stationery items (not flyers)
    2022-06-13Portobello£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
    2022-04-25Portobello£22.26Anniversary/celebration items