Rising Sun parkrun

What is Rising Sun parkrun?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at The Rising Sun Country Park, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE12 9SS. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before you first come along. Only ever register with parkrun once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all take part for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Rising Sun parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers - email risingsun@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Rising Sun Country Park café - please come and join us!

Supported By

Thanks to this week's volunteers

  • Abbie BOXSHALL
  • Alison LENNOX
  • Andrea STUTT
  • Brian ROBSON
  • Charlotte HUNTER
  • Claire DOCHERTY
  • David MILLIGAN
  • Donna NEWBE
  • Fiona SMITH
  • Isabel JONES
  • Jacqui EVANS
  • Jenson MORRIS
  • Julie COAKER
  • Karen BAILEY
  • Kay BLACK
  • Linda MCENTEE
  • Louise HUNTER
  • Michael BELL
  • Michael DAY
  • Sheila PORRITT
  • Sophie EVANS
  • Stephen GERAGHTY
  • Steve DOBBY
  • Susan WALTON
  • Terry COAKER

See our volunteer page for information on how you can get involved.


Rising Sun parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:00am.

Other parkruns nearby

Jesmond Dene (3.1m), Whitley Bay (3.9m), Town Moor (4.2m), Leazes (4.7m), South Shields (5.2m), Windy Nook (5.6m), Gateshead (5.9m), Blyth Links (6.1m), Herrington Country (10.1m), Silksworth (10.6m)