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About Us

Riddlesdown parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in It's run on the Riddlesdown to Whyteleafe Countryside Area between Warlingham School and Riddlesdown School. 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, male or female, young or old, 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 jog or run 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!

Please join us for a post run coffee at The White Lion on Warlingham Green, CR6 9EG. Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.

  • City of London's Open Spaces Department: The City of London's Open Spaces Department jointly own and manage Riddlesdown in South Croydon. This valuable green space is part of the City of London's 'Green to Gold' promise which aims to offer increased opportunities for sport and physical activity participation across the Open Spaces with initiatives such as parkrun. 'Green to Gold' has been awarded the LOCOG Inspire Mark; for more information on 'Green to Gold' see

    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.

    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
    2018-05-05Thomas SpeedRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-07leslie huitsonRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00defib fund
    2017-04-06Helen KrawiecRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-05Ivor HewittRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-04-04Rowena FrancisRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-03Gill HallsonRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-03Ian CleghornRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-02Ritu BonwickRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-02Chris LeonardRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Fiona DelaneyRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Alison WrightRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Claire PlackettRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00For defibrilator appeal
    2017-04-01Joanne GoughRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Sarah GoughRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Andrew KeithRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00Defibrillator fund
    2017-04-01Natalie GentryRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator fund
    2017-04-01Tim AllisonRiddlesdown£216.00£216.00£0.00Defibrillator
    2017-04-01Ingrid BuchananRiddlesdown£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Clare QuintonRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-01ALEXANDER LORKERiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-04-01Hilary RyanRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Gillian BrackenburyRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Lee DobsonRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Michael WrayRiddlesdown£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Paul GrovesRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-03-31SJ BlackburnRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Thomas SpeedRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Barb RemfryRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Nicola SamsRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Nicola GomulkaRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00For the defibrillator fund
    2017-03-31Emma ProtoRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00defib fund
    2017-03-31Nicole HeberRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Andy LeighRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Helen PetersRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00Riddlesdown defibrillator fund
    2017-03-31Heidi DannRiddlesdown£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Graham VoiceRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00Defib fund
    2017-03-31Tony WiercxRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00Riddlesdown Defib Fund
    2017-03-31Graham DuncanRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-31Rebecca LaurenceRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-30Sara CrouchRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-03-30Nicki ClarkRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-28sally jacksonRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00Towards the defibrillator
    2017-03-28Graeme DrysdaleRiddlesdown£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-03-28Peter EmeryRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-28Peter LaurenceRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-28Kate WensleyRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00from Kate and Dan Catt
    2017-03-26thomas david lloydRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-26Jonathan FroomeRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Michelle AherneRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Angela CorpsRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00For Riddlesdown Defibrilator
    2017-03-25p j hooksRiddlesdown£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Daniel MillerRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Jo RichesRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Tim KellRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Richard LaceyRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00For the defibrillator
    2017-03-25margaret burkeRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00for the defibrilator
    2017-03-25Gail BucklandRiddlesdown£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Sean DenchRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-25Jo CrossfieldRiddlesdown£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2017-03-24Rachelle SandersonRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Defibrillator
    2017-03-24Rachelle SandersonRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Defibrillator
    2017-03-24Rachelle SandersonRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00For the Defibrillator
    2017-03-24Nicola WebberRiddlesdown£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2015-12-31Mrs Joanna TrompetasRiddlesdown£50.00£42.50£7.50For Riddlesdown Park Run please
    2014-03-22Timothy BirdRiddlesdown£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-03-22Hilary RyanRiddlesdown£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-01-19Chris WatsonRiddlesdown£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-03-21alan lawrenceRiddlesdown£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2011-08-17Mrs Joanna TrompetasRiddlesdown£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2011-06-22Graham MillerRiddlesdown£250.00£212.50£37.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2011-08-18Riddlesdown£159.83Signs, Clipboard and stakes
    2016-07-08Riddlesdown£37.15Frames for anniversary certificates
    2016-07-08Riddlesdown£99.94Anniversary trophies
    2017-04-03Riddlesdown£815.96iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED
    2017-05-10Riddlesdown£39.14Signs and stakes
    2017-10-03Riddlesdown£326.60Replacement laptop