Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms

About Us

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 DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
2021-07-15Catherine L WoodRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-14Lucie WoodRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-13Nicola PollardRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2021-07-11lesley ransomeRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-11Karen TurnerRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Patricia GoodwinRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-10Catherine LincolnRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Phil KnowlesRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00Thanks for all you do, to keep this Parkrun going.
2021-07-10Lynne CornellRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Sarah SampsonRising Sun£25.00£25.00£0.00
2021-07-10Ruth DonnanRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Mick PhelanRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Jane RobinsonRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2021-07-10Kay ThompsonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Claire RobinsonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Sara StanwixRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Susan HillmanRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Rachael PlantRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-10Christopher CheckleyRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2021-07-10Michael DayRising Sun£50.00£50.00£0.00
2021-07-10Brian RobertsonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Lyndsey CottissRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Ben ShillitoeRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10luke elliottRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10John LarsonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-10Emma FairbairnRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09susan brownRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-09Susan WatsonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Sarah PrestonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Mrs Sara NightingaleRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Richard FawcettRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-09Simon CollierRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2021-07-09Katherine WilsonRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-09Carol HainsworthRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Sheila HardwickRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09sarah melvilleRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09William ThompsonRising Sun£25.00£25.00£0.00
2021-07-09Kerry DavisonRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Jamie WardRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-09Scott WaltonRising Sun£100.00£100.00£0.00
2021-07-09Jack GreenRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2021-07-09Sarah MckeanRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-07-09Barbara AllenRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-04Carol HainsworthRising Sun£15.00£15.00£0.00Such a great activity which all my family benefit from. Carol Hainsworth
2019-06-01shaun slaterRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-05-31Wilfred LaidlerRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-05-31Marina ZampaRising Sun£5.00£5.00£0.00Happy birthday!
2019-05-28Michael DayRising Sun£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-05-19Jonathan RookRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-05-11Daniel AlexanderRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-05-11Carol HainsworthRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00Hainsworth
2019-03-31C NewlandsRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-06-20Lyndsey DayRising Sun£10.00£10.00£0.00


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2019-05-22Rising Sun£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2019-06-21Rising Sun£33.75Gazebo for Barcode scanners
2019-10-14Rising Sun£29.90Stakes
2021-07-26Rising Sun£20.82Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
2021-07-26Rising Sun£179.00Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)