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About Us

Thurrock parkrun, Orsett Heath is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heath Road (near the junction of Brentwood Road), Chadwell St Mary, Essex, RM16 4JP . 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 at a local cafe - 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.

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
2020-06-22Impulse LeisureThurrock£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation
2019-12-25Leigh StillThurrock£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-09-24Thurrock CVSThurrock£625.00£625.00£0.00Donation
2019-01-15Thurrock CVSThurrock£850.00£850.00£0.00Donation
2017-09-11PETER EATESThurrock£291.35£291.35£0.00From Ann Blaker for the Training AED and DVD
2017-07-31Thurrock CVSThurrock£550.00£550.00£0.00For AED fund
2017-07-22PETER EATESThurrock£25.00£25.00£0.00From Dean Sykes for the Thurrock parkrun defrillator
2017-06-24Debbie MacInnesThurrock£25.00£25.00£0.00
2017-06-16Kim KiddThurrock£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-06-15Elizabeth CoxThurrock£50.00£50.00£0.00Defibrillator (on behalf on Mick Malt's Gym)
2017-06-14nicola toplissThurrock£50.00£50.00£0.00For defibrillator
2017-06-02Charlotte EdwardsThurrock£30.00£30.00£0.00AED
2017-06-01Alec FinchThurrock£25.00£25.00£0.00
2017-05-23A LOVETTThurrock£20.00£20.00£0.00AED
2017-05-21TERESA THOMPSONThurrock£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-05-21Sheila CheesemanThurrock£20.00£20.00£0.00defibrillator
2017-05-20Kathryn SpringThurrock£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator
2017-05-19Joe MitchellThurrock£10.00£10.00£0.00AED / Defib
2017-05-06yvonne rutterThurrock£10.00£10.00£0.00Defibrillator
2017-05-06Emma RowlandThurrock£20.00£20.00£0.00Aed defibrilator
2017-05-05Sadie GoyetteThurrock£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-01-27PETER EATESThurrock£100.00£85.00£15.00Defibrillator
2017-01-10Emma WakelingThurrock£15.00£12.75£2.25
2016-12-31marjorie maltThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-12-31michael maltThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-09-18Yourthurrock.comThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50Just confirming that this will go to Thurrock parkrun.
2016-08-12A LOVETTThurrock£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-08-11Geraldine HeapyThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50This is for Junior Male Leader
2016-08-09Alicia BratbyThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50From Alicia's Obedience Dog Training
2016-08-09Lucy RobinsonThurrock£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-08-09Vanessa PapworthThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-08-08Start Your Own Business Academy.comThurrock£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-08-07Trevor RawsonThurrock£10.00£8.50£1.50For Thurrock parkrun, Orsett Heath


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2016-08-12Thurrock£57.241st anniversary trophies
2017-01-25Thurrock£8.50Kit bags
2017-09-12Thurrock£278.85AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P trainer
2017-09-12Thurrock£12.50AED training DVD
2017-08-07Thurrock£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
2018-07-04Thurrock£37.50Share of 10 pacer bibs
2019-07-12Thurrock£850.00Grant returned to funder
2019-08-14Thurrock£20.00Quiet Sign(s)
2019-10-11Thurrock£439.00Defib cabinet
2019-11-12Thurrock£15.00Selfie frame
2019-11-22Thurrock£155.00CCTV System