About Us

South Shields parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Leas, South Shields. 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!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Bamburgh on the Coast Road - please come and join us! 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.

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
2019-12-27DC GreggSouth Shields£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-03-27Richard HodgsonSouth Shields£72.24£72.24£0.00Money Jar @ The Bamburgh
2018-12-25Daniel GreggSouth Shields£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-12-06Colin RobsonSouth Shields£15.19£15.19£0.00
2017-12-30Daniel GreggSouth Shields£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-02-13Asda FoundationSouth Shields£500.00£500.00£0.00For AED fund
2016-11-14Malcolm LeeceSouth Shields£50.00£42.50£7.50From my mother in law's cake sale for the AED.
2016-11-12Mark SmithSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50You all do an amazing job at Shields Parkrun, rain or shine your there!
2016-11-09South Shields HarriersSouth Shields£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED
2016-10-16Tim MulfordSouth Shields£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-03fred hendersonSouth Shields£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-09-28Richmond McgregorSouth Shields£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-07-21Malcolm LeeceSouth Shields£50.00£42.50£7.50South Shields parkrun thanks for the 100 runs. For the Defibrilator fund.
2016-07-10Colin RobsonSouth Shields£32.50£27.62£4.88
2016-04-16Tim MulfordSouth Shields£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-04-09Susan McNallySouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-03-12lesley ann stobbsSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-15colin plewsSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-12-24Paul JukesSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50From Paul and Marg Jukes
2015-11-28Tim MulfordSouth Shields£20.00£17.00£3.00
2015-11-23Tina AshcroftSouth Shields£4.00£3.40£0.60defibrilator
2015-11-16kenneth hendersonSouth Shields£30.00£25.50£4.50
2013-12-19Malcolm LeeceSouth Shields£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-11-24robert cervenakSouth Shields£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-09-08Joanna WisniewskaSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-06-14Colin RobsonSouth Shields£10.00£8.50£1.50


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-04-27South Shields£40.00Anniversary Awards
2016-01-04South Shields£39.99Megaphone
2017-03-24South Shields£815.95iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED
2017-03-24South Shields£439.00External AED cabinet
2017-08-22South Shields£-117.98Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
2019-01-18South Shields£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2019-10-14South Shields£80.002 sets of replacement tokens