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About Us

South Manchester parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Platt Fields Park. 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 at Sainsburys/Wetherspoons - 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.

  • The University of Manchester:

  • Platt Fields Park?:

    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
    2021-06-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2021-05-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2021-04-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2021-03-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2021-02-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2021-01-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-12-25Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2020-12-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-11-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-10-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-09-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-08-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-07-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-06-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-05-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-04-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-03-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-02-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-01-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2020-01-02Lynne WebsterSouth Manchester£5.00£5.00£0.00Thanks for New Year
    2019-12-23Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£50.00£50.00£0.00South Manchester Parkrun
    2019-12-18Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-11-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-10-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-09-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-08-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-07-13Ghassan AlobaidiSouth Manchester£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-05-02Y NorrisSouth Manchester£26.20£26.20£0.00From Sadie, Penny & Darcy Norris
    2018-12-24Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£50.00£50.00£0.00South Manchester Parkrun
    2018-08-04Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-07-30Ian WilliamsonSouth Manchester£100.00£100.00£0.00Celebrating our dog Bronny
    2018-06-23Neil FrymanSouth Manchester£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-01-13Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-12-21Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-25Christine RushSouth Manchester£25.00£25.00£0.00South manchester
    2017-01-28Martina MurphySouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2017-01-28Dean AggettSouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2017-01-27William BoughtonSouth Manchester£75.00£63.75£11.25For AED fund.
    2017-01-23Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation towards Defibrillator at South Manchester parkrun
    2017-01-23Jane DurkinSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-22Helen ReesSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-22Celina Klefas-StennettSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-22Sophie HargreavesSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-22Anthony DolanSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2017-01-22Lynne WebsterSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-22Charlotte DurandSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-22Robert SargantSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2017-01-22Orla JudgeSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00Towards defibrillator for south Manchester parkrun <3
    2016-12-17Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£50.00£42.50£7.50South Manchester Parkrun
    2016-10-22Christina WittsSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-10-19Jane DurkinSouth Manchester£50.00£42.50£7.50For South Manchester parkrun
    2016-10-14Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-08-20richard priceSouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-07-21Fenland Hi-Brow RecordingsSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-06-25Wayne RichardsSouth Manchester£35.00£29.75£5.25
    2016-05-31James SchummSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-03-09Sean LordSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-12-28Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you South Manchester ParkRun for all the 2015 events. Tim Pearson
    2015-09-07Brian DevlinSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-08Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-08Timothy HiltonSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-08Tim BlackwellSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-08Amanda ChildsSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-21Catherine CuttsSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-14Andy TownhillSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50Andy Townhill (A291292) South Manchester parkrun
    2014-12-25Tim PearsonSouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75With thanks from an inspired South Manchester Parkrunner
    2014-11-17Paul J PartingtonSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-07-06David DyerSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-06-01Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2014-04-05Sean LordSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-03-05Mike BurkeSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-12-28Nick PendletonSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-11-18Zoe BartonSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-05-11Lawrence KellySouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-05-04Nick PendletonSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-03-16james smithSouth Manchester£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2013-02-03Mark ChallinerSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2012-12-01Joseph RobertsSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2012-11-03Helen StevensSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-09-01Clare WilliamsSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-08-25Nick PendletonSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-08-25Fernando NevesSouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2012-06-09Ruselle MeadeSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-01-01Karen McKinnieSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2011-12-11Zoe BartonSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2011-11-03hywel edwardsSouth Manchester£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2011-09-17Srikumar KrishnanSouth Manchester£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2011-07-09Ka Man WanSouth Manchester£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2010-11-27Yasmin YounisSouth Manchester£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2010-11-17G D BROWNSouth Manchester£65.00£55.25£9.75


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-02-21South Manchester£12.88Good for the event
    2016-02-09South Manchester£51.00Finish funnel equipment
    2016-03-22South Manchester£35.82New storage box
    2017-05-08South Manchester£40.00New kit
    2017-03-02South Manchester£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2017-08-22South Manchester£-38.25Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
    2018-10-26South Manchester£80.002 sets of tokens
    2019-03-27South Manchester£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-07-08South Manchester£112.50Pacer bibs
    2021-06-18South Manchester£80.00PAD pak