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About Us

Tamar Lakes parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Upper Tamar Lakes, Kilkhampton, Bude, EX23 9SB. 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, 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 the Froghopper 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.

  • Torridge District Council: Torridge District Council jointly funded the set up costs required to activate this event.

  • Active Devon: Active Devon jointly funded the set up costs required to activate this event. Active Devon is the body which is recognised as the County Sports Partnership (CSP) in Devon. Our vision is: Everyone in Devon active for life. We try to achieve this by working together with those who share our vision of an active Devon; we create, support and promote local community-based opportunities for people in Devon to participate in physical activity and sport.

  • Cornwall Sports Partnership: Cornwall Sports Partnership jointly funded the set up costs required to activate this event. Cornwall Sports Partnership work in partnership to make sport and?physical activity?a part of everyday life throughout the county.

  • SW Lakes Trust: SW Lakes Trust as landowners has granted the permission to hold the weekly event free of charge.

    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
    2021-05-21Belinda WalkerTamar Lakes£150.00£150.00£0.00
    2017-10-27South West Lakes TrustTamar Lakes£1254.95£1254.95£0.00For AED fund
    2017-03-20Peter ManderTamar Lakes£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2016-10-25RA and BC WalkerTamar Lakes£40.07£34.06£6.01
    2016-10-14paul kinsmanTamar Lakes£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-25Peter ManderTamar Lakes£50.00£42.50£7.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-03-06Tamar Lakes£30.99Hi viz vests
    2017-03-06Tamar Lakes£31.48Umbrellas
    2017-09-21Tamar Lakes£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2017-09-21Tamar Lakes£439.00AED outdoor cabinet
    2019-07-05Tamar Lakes£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2021-10-12Tamar Lakes£94.00First aid kit top ups