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About Us

Stretford parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Longford Park, Longford Park Stadium, Ryebank Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M21 9TA. 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 Longfords 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.

  • Trafford Council: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is a key supporter providing local services for around 210,000 residents, including bin collections, street lighting, libraries and leisure centres.

  • Trafford Athletic Club: Trafford Athletic Club (previously Stretford Athletic Club) was founded by a group of enthusiasts a year after the completion of the Longford Park Stadium in 1964. The club has become one the top UK clubs with over 100 athlete members having competed at international level and major events including the Commonwealth games, European championships, World championships or the Olympics. The club caters for the needs of all age groups and abilities.

  • Chorlton Runners: Chorlton Runners are an inclusive running group with a structure that allows members to run at their pace as little or ten as they wish. The club has every type of runner and offers a social side where everyone is welcome.

  • Manchester Frontrunners: Manchester Frontrunners (MFR for short) are part of International Frontrunners, a network of Gay and Lesbian running clubs all over the world. Formed in 2005 the club has continued to grow and whilst the majority of members are from the LGBT Community, we are open to everyone.

    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
    2020-02-15Zoe DawsonStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2020-01-19Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-01-02Lynne WebsterStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00Thanks for New Year
    2019-11-09Lynne WebsterStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00Grateful tourist
    2019-10-02daniel whiteleyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-09-02daniel whiteleyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-17Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-02daniel whiteleyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-06Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-02daniel whiteleyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-01Victoria HoughtonStretford£4.00£4.00£0.00
    2019-06-04Emily BrownhillStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks for all you do for Stretford Parkrun
    2019-06-03Edward SwindenStretford£1.50£1.50£0.00
    2019-06-03Andrew SavageStretford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Angela YoungStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Patrick MooreStretford£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-06-03paul rushbyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Samantha PearsonStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03paul rushbyStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Ella FieldsStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Georgie BoxStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Robert GillespieStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Clifford SheltonStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Lauren FloydStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02James LeachStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00New tokens
    2019-06-02Cristina FernandezStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Helen ParkerStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Michael HoyleStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Suzanne TaylorStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Kevin StevensStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Michael KlosStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Helen WoodStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02kath flynnStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Alan DayStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00This bumps me up 20 places each week right?
    2019-06-02Esther JimenezStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Joanne RitchieStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Rosemary GreenwoodStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02edward haneyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02D InghamStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Lesley CookeStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Deborah CliffStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02daniel whiteleyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02William TrimbleStretford£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Joanne ReynoldsStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Clare DevineStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Jayne E OkellStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Martin HolohanStretford£2.50£2.50£0.00
    2019-06-02Maggie GroganStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Jane LeicesterStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Samina AhmadStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00Good luck with the fundraising. Always a pleasure to volunteer and run at Stretford.
    2019-06-02Jayne GreenopStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02charlotte lucasStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Zoe MossStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Paul O'DonoghueStretford£25.00£25.00£0.00Love what you guys do for our Saturday mornings. Thank you.
    2019-06-02michelle o'LearyStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Kathryn ThompsonStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02aileen LITTLEWOODStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Samuel AnkersStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02eamonn d keoghStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Sarah Crean-WalkerStretford£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Alexandra BushellStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Sarah HaugheyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Kim MacLeodStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Vijay AggarwalStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-03-02Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-26Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-09Ron AddelmanStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-09-15Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-27paul rushbyStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00On Reaching  Park runs
    2018-08-09Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-07-21Richard BaconStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-06-02Lindy NewnsStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-05-13Maureen BrettellStretford£60.00£60.00£0.00
    2018-01-08Angela YoungStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00New signage
    2018-01-04paul rushbyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00New Signage
    2017-12-31paul rushbyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00New Signage
    2017-12-30paul rushbyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00Signage
    2017-12-27Nayeem MukadamStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For ParkRun calender
    2017-12-26C GreenStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00Yasmin Green calendar
    2017-12-23Maureen BrettellStretford£55.00£55.00£0.00
    2017-12-23Mark BellisStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00for new signage Claire Bellis thank you
    2017-12-23michael faganStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For new signeage
    2017-12-23paul rushbyStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00New Sineage
    2017-12-23Rosemary MallaceStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For signage
    2017-12-22Laura BrownStretford£10.00£10.00£0.00For new signage
    2017-12-22brenda blackettStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00New signage
    2017-12-22Angela DanielStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For Signage
    2017-12-22Patricia KellyStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For new signage
    2017-10-12richard priceStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00For Stretford turning 100.
    2017-09-22David MURRAYStretford£5.00£5.00£0.00For Stretford parkrun, the key and support
    2017-05-08Maureen BrettellStretford£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-01-22paul rushbyStretford£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-23Louise BestStretford£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-01Maureen BrettellStretford£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-08-23Helen StevensStretford£11.00£9.35£1.65Donation to go to Stretford parkrun.
    2016-05-13Robert SargantStretford£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-03-09David MURRAYStretford£5.00£4.25£0.75For Stretford parkrun
    2016-01-04Brian DevlinStretford£30.00£25.50£4.50Stretford parkrun donation in the name of Jamie Barry


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-05-16Stretford£52.36Replacement signs
    2018-06-06Stretford£177.972 timers and upload cable
    2019-01-18Stretford£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-17Stretford£160.004 Sets of replacement tokens
    2019-08-23Stretford£128.08PA System
    2020-03-26Stretford£40.88Signs & stakes