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About Us

St Helens parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Bandstand, Victoria Park, City Rd, St Helens, WA10 2UE. 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 Bandstand, organised by a local running group - 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.


  • Friends of Victoria Park: Friends of Victoria Park - St Helens is a community group run by volunteers whose aim is to improve and maintain Victoria Park for the local community and wider public. What we do - Since its inception in 2005, FOVPStH has organized a number of events and raised significant funds to help support community events in and around the park.

  • The Bandstanders: Are a local group formed by regulars from our parkrun community. Throughout the week they organise Social Runs around St Helens for all levels of ability and at weekends they often travel to organised races together. They support us on a Saturday by providing refreshments at The Bandstand in Victoria 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.

    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.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2020-09-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-08-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-07-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-06-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-05-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-04-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-03-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-02-29Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2020-01-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2019-12-30Tony WaineSt Helens£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2019-12-24Neil MukherjeeSt Helens£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Ronjit MukherjeeSt Helens£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-29Hazel FarleySt Helens£50.00£50.00£0.00From the bandstanders
    2019-03-16Bernard GraneySt Helens£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2019-03-09Karen MurphySt Helens£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-18John LingardSt Helens£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-02-16Richard AylettSt Helens£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation
    2018-02-16AJ YoungSt Helens£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation
    2018-02-04Victoria HewittSt Helens£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2018-02-01Ann CottomSt Helens£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-01-20karen harrisonSt Helens£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-10-28Derek FarnsworthSt Helens£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-10-23paul brownSt Helens£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-06-01Ann CottomSt Helens£30.00£30.00£0.00Towards defibrillator, first aid if possible
    2017-05-24Louise BaldwinSt Helens£10.00£10.00£0.00I hadn't seen the shout out for donations, just the thank you message - I run St. Helens park run and have a heart murmur since birth - I'm fine, fit and healthy, but all the same I appreciate having this equipment around.
    2017-05-24Gill DrillingcourtSt Helens£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-03-14Julie ThompsonSt Helens£5.00£5.00£0.00St Helens Parkrun.
    2016-09-07Ian RobertsSt Helens£2.00£1.70£0.30
    2016-08-21Antony YoungSt Helens£50.00£42.50£7.50Thank you for your donation St Helens Striders
    2016-08-20Claire StanleySt Helens£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-08-19Susan MorrisSt Helens£10.00£8.50£1.50This is for an AED for Widnes Parkrun
    2016-03-08Vicky HewittSt Helens£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2016-03-08Antony YoungSt Helens£50.00£42.50£7.50For St Helens parkrun please
    2014-12-23Steven MakinSt Helens£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-12-19andy bowdenSt Helens£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-12-19victoria kehoeSt Helens£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-10-31karen harrisonSt Helens£25.00£21.25£3.75St Helens parkrun-Veolia
    2014-10-16Dave HampsonSt Helens£5.00£4.25£0.75
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    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-07-04St Helens£47.27Anniversary trophies
    2016-08-04St Helens£24.98Signs
    2016-09-09St Helens£28.19Arrow signs & stakes
    2016-08-04St Helens£-24.98Signs
    2016-08-04St Helens£21.93Signs
    2017-02-15St Helens£8.24Correx arrows
    2017-11-01St Helens£13.98Laptop adaptor
    2018-09-14St Helens£76.509 pacer bibs
    2019-01-11St Helens£101.94Stop watch
    2019-07-05St Helens£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-07-29St Helens£83.97Walkie talkies
    2019-10-11St Helens£84.27Paediatric pads
    2020-02-24St Helens£61.50First aid kit top ups