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 Date||Name||Recipient||Donation||Contribution to Event||Contribution to New Event Fund||Note|
|2019-12-27||DC Gregg||South Shields||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2019-03-27||Richard Hodgson||South Shields||£72.24||£72.24||£0.00||Money Jar @ The Bamburgh|
|2018-12-25||Daniel Gregg||South Shields||£20.00||£20.00||£0.00|
|2018-12-06||Colin Robson||South Shields||£15.19||£15.19||£0.00|
|2017-12-30||Daniel Gregg||South Shields||£10.00||£10.00||£0.00|
|2017-02-13||Asda Foundation||South Shields||£500.00||£500.00||£0.00||For AED fund|
|2016-11-14||Malcolm Leece||South Shields||£50.00||£42.50||£7.50||From my mother in law's cake sale for the AED.|
|2016-11-12||Mark Smith||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50||You all do an amazing job at Shields Parkrun, rain or shine your there!|
|2016-11-09||South Shields Harriers||South Shields||£500.00||£425.00||£75.00||For AED|
|2016-10-16||Tim Mulford||South Shields||£20.00||£17.00||£3.00|
|2016-10-03||fred henderson||South Shields||£5.00||£4.25||£0.75|
|2016-09-28||Richmond Mcgregor||South Shields||£5.00||£4.25||£0.75|
|2016-07-21||Malcolm Leece||South Shields||£50.00||£42.50||£7.50||South Shields parkrun thanks for the 100 runs. For the Defibrilator fund.|
|2016-07-10||Colin Robson||South Shields||£32.50||£27.62||£4.88|
|2016-04-16||Tim Mulford||South Shields||£20.00||£17.00||£3.00|
|2016-04-09||Susan McNally||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50|
|2016-03-12||lesley ann stobbs||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50|
|2016-01-15||colin plews||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50|
|2015-12-24||Paul Jukes||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50||From Paul and Marg Jukes|
|2015-11-28||Tim Mulford||South Shields||£20.00||£17.00||£3.00|
|2015-11-23||Tina Ashcroft||South Shields||£4.00||£3.40||£0.60||defibrilator|
|2015-11-16||kenneth henderson||South Shields||£30.00||£25.50||£4.50|
|2013-12-19||Malcolm Leece||South Shields||£20.00||£17.00||£3.00|
|2013-11-24||robert cervenak||South Shields||£5.00||£4.25||£0.75|
|2013-09-08||Joanna Wisniewska||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50|
|2013-06-14||Colin Robson||South Shields||£10.00||£8.50||£1.50|
|2014-04-27||South Shields||£40.00||Anniversary Awards|
|2017-03-24||South Shields||£815.95||iPAD SPI Semi Auto AED|
|2017-03-24||South Shields||£439.00||External AED cabinet|
|2017-08-22||South Shields||£-117.98||Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations|
|2019-01-18||South Shields||£15.00||parkrun Selfie Frame|
|2019-10-14||South Shields||£80.00||2 sets of replacement tokens|