About Us

Raphael parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Raphael Park, Main Road, Romford, RM2 5EB. 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 Costa on Main Road - 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
2021-10-23Marc SammyRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-08-12Lisa MullettRaphael£30.00£30.00£0.00
2020-02-18Donna BallRaphael£50.00£50.00£0.00Harold Wood Running Club
2020-01-29Adam BeddoeRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-22Lucy SalmonRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-22Jackie ParkRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00For Raphael parkrun The Park family
2020-01-21Robert GuineyRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-21Matthew KeyworthRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00
2020-01-20Ian StanleyRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00For Raphael Parkrun from Ian and Amy Stanley
2020-01-20Sheila BowerRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-20Helen JennerRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00Keep up the good work, Team Raphaels! Helen Jenner
2020-01-19Justin BarrettRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-19Katrina BetteridgeRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-19Geraldine MinchinRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-19Denise LinayRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-19Seren FehmiRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-19Sarah ForemanRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-01-19dudley khouriRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-19MRS C SEYMOURRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00
2020-01-19Daniel HoleymanRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00For Raphael Parkrun
2020-01-19meg barryRaphael£1.00£1.00£0.00
2019-07-06Lisa MullettRaphael£50.00£50.00£0.00From Alex + Lisa Mullett
2019-07-01Louisa ParsonsRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00Towards new finish tokens
2019-07-01Suzanne NottRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-03-19Martin KnightRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-03-01Suzanne NottRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-12-23Suzanne NottRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-12-08Louisa ParsonsRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-12-08Simon ChildsRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-10-31Leeds Building SocietyRaphael£2832.00£2832.00£0.00Award
2018-08-24Suzanne NottRaphael£15.00£15.00£0.00
2018-06-29Philip SteerRaphael£70.00£70.00£0.00
2018-06-14Adam BeddoeRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-06-14rosalia dodkinsRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-06-13Jackie ParkRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00For portable PA system / Park family
2018-06-13Helen JennerRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-06-12David MasonRaphael£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-06-12dudley khouriRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-06-12Sarah ForemanRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-06-12Myron LipsonRaphael£100.00£100.00£0.00
2018-06-12Lesley HaylettRaphael£93.00£93.00£0.00From Collier Row Community Group
2018-06-12Julie GillenderRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-06-12Alika WilliamsRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-06-12Carole StylesRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00For Raphael parkrun portable PA system
2018-06-12Louisa ParsonsRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-06-12Daniel HoleymanRaphael£25.00£25.00£0.00
2018-06-12Annie ChallisRaphael£5.00£5.00£0.00Raphael parkrun portable PA system
2017-08-15Michelle BirksRaphael£10.00£10.00£0.00
2016-11-05Birgit LemmRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-11-05Andrew RussellRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-11-04Tracy GiddingsRaphael£35.00£29.75£5.25For Raphael's parkrun AED from Barry Wiseman, Glen Wisbey & Mark Eost
2016-11-03Karen KingRaphael£30.00£25.50£4.50For Raphael parkrun AED on Behalf of Karen Moore, William Moore and Christopher King
2016-11-03katie lautmanRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Parkrun AED
2016-11-03Peter ConnollyRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael Parkrun AED
2016-11-03Peter ConnollyRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael Parkrun AED
2016-11-02Justin PartisRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-11-02Linda DayRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphaels Park AED
2016-11-01Annette CipaRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50Raphael Parkrun AED
2016-10-31Hanna-Lize Aromatic ReflexologyRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-31robert lewisRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-31Richard RockliffeRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-31Donna BallRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael Parkrun AED
2016-10-30Hayley SmithRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-29Claire PerryRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-29Robert SoulsbyRaphael£30.00£25.50£4.50
2016-10-29Olympic DreamRaphael£25.00£21.25£3.75Raphael Park Defiliibrator
2016-10-29Ian BillinghamRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-29Victoria BloggRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-27Jacqueline ParkRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-24Mr A B RawsonRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-24Nicole NewtonRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50Raphael Park AED
2016-10-24Joyce TanRaphael£5.00£4.25£0.75For Raphael ParkRun AED
2016-10-24Gaetano CiotolaRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-24Keith HardingRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00For Raphael Parkrun AED
2016-10-24John A HollandRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-23Robert HawkinsRaphael£60.00£51.00£9.00For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-22Steve DodkinsRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-22Hazel WilsonRaphael£50.00£42.50£7.50For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-22Catherine McNerlinRaphael£15.00£12.75£2.25
2016-10-20Simon ChildsRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-20Carole StylesRaphael£60.00£51.00£9.00For Raphael parkrun AED (£40 on behalf of Dad: David Holland)
2016-10-20Christina ClementsonRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-20Philip SteerRaphael£40.00£34.00£6.00For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-18Tracy GiddingsRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-18Dave O'BrienRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00For Raphael parkrun AED
2016-10-17Joanne McFarlaneRaphael£15.00£12.75£2.25For AED fund
2016-10-17Julie BlakebroughRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fund
2016-10-16S CastleRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-15Sharon SpryRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fund
2016-10-15Martin KnightRaphael£50.00£42.50£7.50For AED fund
2016-10-15Louisa ParsonsRaphael£25.00£21.25£3.75For AED fund
2016-10-15Daniel HoleymanRaphael£25.00£21.25£3.75For AED fund
2016-10-14Nicola ColesRaphael£10.00£8.50£1.50For AED fund
2016-04-01London Borough of HaveringRaphael£50.00£42.50£7.50Donation
2016-02-27Daniel HoleymanRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-02-18London Borough of HaveringRaphael£160.00£136.00£24.00Up & Running 2016
2015-10-10Dyfan GarmonRaphael£15.00£12.75£2.25
2015-05-31Carole StylesRaphael£20.00£17.00£3.00Please allocate the 85% to RAPHAEL park run (Greater London area) my normal Parkrun email address is carole.jane.styles@googlemail.com so would like the 85% allocation to go to my home run and not the whole amount to new runs. Thank you


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2016-04-25Raphael£68.62Anniversary awards
2017-01-30Raphael£-134.25Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
2017-06-07Raphael£83.30Finish funnel posts and bases
2018-06-12Raphael£15.86Pacer bibs
2018-06-21Raphael£161.33Portable PA system and batteries
2018-06-29Raphael£13.16PA speaker stand
2018-06-29Raphael£51.30Storage case for PA system
2018-07-02Raphael£136.5021 pacer bibs
2019-01-11Raphael£9.99Microphone for PA system
2019-01-18Raphael£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2019-02-01Raphael£46.97Poles and chains for finish funnel
2019-03-08Raphael£20.20Sign poles
2019-04-04Raphael£29.95Wireless microphone for PA
2019-01-25Raphael£2832.00LBS Grant used for matting in park
2019-05-28Raphael£49.99Kit bag
2019-08-14Raphael£40.001 set of replacement tokens
2019-08-14Raphael£40.001 set of replacement tokens
2020-01-30Raphael£8.00Waterproof phones cases (4)
2020-01-30Raphael£20.00Quiet Signs (3)
2020-02-28Raphael£19.62Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
2021-05-19Raphael£80.00Adult pad pak
2021-10-10Raphael£3.75First aid kit top ups
2021-10-10Raphael£3.33First aid kit top ups