Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.
Rising Sun parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Rising Sun Country Park, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE12 9SS. 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 Rising Sun Country Park café - 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 Date||Name||Recipient||Donation||Contribution to Event||Contribution to New Event Fund||Note|
|2021-07-15||Catherine L Wood||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-14||Lucie Wood||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-13||Nicola Pollard||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-11||lesley ransome||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-11||Karen Turner||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Patricia Goodwin||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Catherine Lincoln||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Phil Knowles||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00||Thanks for all you do, to keep this Parkrun going.|
|2021-07-10||Lynne Cornell||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Sarah Sampson||Rising Sun||£25.00||£25.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Ruth Donnan||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Mick Phelan||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Jane Robinson||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Kay Thompson||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Claire Robinson||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Sara Stanwix||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Susan Hillman||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Rachael Plant||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Christopher Checkley||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Michael Day||Rising Sun||£50.00||£50.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Brian Robertson||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Lyndsey Cottiss||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Ben Shillitoe||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||luke elliott||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||John Larson||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-10||Emma Fairbairn||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||susan brown||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Susan Watson||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Sarah Preston||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Mrs Sara Nightingale||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Richard Fawcett||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Simon Collier||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Katherine Wilson||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Carol Hainsworth||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Sheila Hardwick||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||sarah melville||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||William Thompson||Rising Sun||£25.00||£25.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Kerry Davison||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Jamie Ward||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Scott Walton||Rising Sun||£100.00||£100.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Jack Green||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Sarah Mckean||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00|
|2021-07-09||Barbara Allen||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2020-01-04||Carol Hainsworth||Rising Sun||£15.00||£15.00||£0.00||Such a great activity which all my family benefit from. Carol Hainsworth|
|2019-06-01||shaun slater||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-31||Wilfred Laidler||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-31||Marina Zampa||Rising Sun||£5.00||£5.00||£0.00||Happy birthday!|
|2019-05-28||Michael Day||Rising Sun||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-19||Jonathan Rook||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-11||Daniel Alexander||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2019-05-11||Carol Hainsworth||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00||Hainsworth|
|2019-03-31||C Newlands||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2017-06-20||Lyndsey Day||Rising Sun||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|