About Us

Tilgate parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in It's run in Tilgate Park, Crawley, West Sussex. See Course page for more details.. 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 Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, just past the Fisherman’s car park. They serve an excellent breakfast and also do refillable tea/coffee - 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.


  • Crawley Wellbeing: Tilgate parkrun has been made possible thanks to Crawley Wellbeing. They are also offering a volunteer reward scheme. Please see their website for details.

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    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
    2019-03-21John TigheTilgate£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-12-25Alex HarrisonTilgate£40.00£40.00£0.00
    2018-09-25Alnur HassamTilgate£90.00£90.00£0.00Ticket receipts Tilgate parkrun social
    2018-05-18Nicholas KeatingTilgate£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-17Colin RobinsonTilgate£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2018-04-09Rachel LeeTilgate£130.00£130.00£0.00
    2017-12-25Alex HarrisonTilgate£30.00£30.00£0.00Tilgate Park run
    2017-12-14Louise BevanTilgate£12.00£12.00£0.00
    2017-10-17Crawley BCTilgate£147.00£147.00£0.0015% reimbursement as agreed
    2017-10-17Gatwick Airport Community TrustTilgate£225.00£225.00£0.0015% reimbursement as agreed
    2017-07-01Susan LyleTilgate£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-11Julie WyethTilgate£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-01-12Caroline RossTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-12-25Alex HarrisonTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2016-08-21Sophie AireyTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-08-05Loraine MosleyTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-08-01Mike NicholsonTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00For Tilgate Parkrun's new PA system
    2016-07-31Louise BevanTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-30Brian PembertonTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-30robert copperTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-22Mrs Catherine HolroydTilgate£15.00£12.75£2.25For the new PA at Tilgate parkrun.
    2016-07-19Monica WolfTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Tilgate parkrun pa system
    2016-07-18Nicola StokesTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-18Richard DaniellsTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-07-18Catriona SawyersTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-18V L MaherTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-18Lynda FeldmanisTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Tilgate Park Run new PA system
    2016-07-18Fiona MontgomeryTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-18Tombs ComputersTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75Tilgate parkrun
    2016-07-18Gemma BakerTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-18John HaynesTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-07-18Linda RobsonTilgate£50.00£42.50£7.50For Tilgate parkrun
    2016-07-18Sundeep KalsiTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-18Vanessa WindustTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00Tilgate parkrun fund
    2016-07-16Louise BevanTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-06-24Vanessa WindustTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Tilgate parkrun fund
    2016-06-13Ian BerryTilgate£6.20£5.27£0.93
    2016-04-29Steve ButlerTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-12-25Alex HarrisonTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-11-16John HaynesTilgate£280.00£238.00£42.00
    2015-10-12GATWICK AIRPORT COMMUNITY TRUSTTilgate£1500.00£1275.00£225.00Grant funding for Container
    2015-06-26Vanessa WindustTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Tilgate parkrun donation
    2015-05-19Lisa ComptonTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2015-03-27Vanessa WindustTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-03-15Richard BarronTilgate£100.00£85.00£15.00Please treat this as a Gift Aid donation. I confirm that I pay sufficient tax to do so.
    2015-02-07steve palmerTilgate£50.00£42.50£7.50please sent donation to tilgate parkrun
    2014-09-13Martin Bolton-SmithTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-09-06Susan WatsonTilgate£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2014-08-30ALNUR HASSAMTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75For Tilgate parkrun
    2014-08-30BRIAN PURNELLTilgate£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2014-08-02John HaynesTilgate£56.00£47.60£8.40
    2014-03-29Bill FreesoneTilgate£25.00£21.25£3.75
    2014-03-29Monica WolfTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-11-16Monica WolfTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-11-02Catherine SheppardTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50For Tilgate Parkrun
    2013-10-21Ronald GoodliffeTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-07-06Tombs ComputersTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-06-10Clive DarbonTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-06-08Tim JordanTilgate£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2013-04-12Victoria SaundersTilgate£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2013-04-06Robin EvendenTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-03-30Nina WillilamsTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-03-30tristan collinsTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-03-16Julie KalsiTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-03-07Louise BevanTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-03-07Louise BevanTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-03-07Crawley Borough CouncilTilgate£980.00£833.00£147.00
    2013-02-25Victoria SaundersTilgate£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2013-02-02Simon EdwardsTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-10-27Catherine SheppardTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-10-22Victoria SaundersTilgate£40.00£34.00£6.00For Tilgate Park Run signage.
    2012-10-13Mrs Catherine HolroydTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Please give to my home Parkrun which is Tilgate
    2012-10-12Paul AddieTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-10-08Warwick BilhamTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-10-06Brian PembertonTilgate£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2012-10-01Alan MacdonaldTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00Tilgate is my home parkrun
    2012-09-29Fiona MontgomeryTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-09-29Karen AshworthTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-09-23Bill FreesoneTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-09-22DANIEL ByrneTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-09-22Tombs ComputersTilgate£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2012-09-22Stephen HurstTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50Tilgate Parkrun
    2012-09-13Robert EggersTilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-09-02ANDREW FIONDATilgate£10.00£8.50£1.50

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-06-04Tilgate£20.00storage boxes
    2014-07-03Tilgate£67.39shield, hi-vis vest
    2015-03-12Tilgate£355.41table, PA system, megaphone etc
    2015-07-14Tilgate£900.00storage container
    2015-11-10Tilgate£785.97New container
    2015-12-15Tilgate£80.00Barrier chain and posts
    2015-12-15Tilgate£1.98Cable ties
    2015-12-15Tilgate£24.99Barrier fencing
    2015-12-15Tilgate£5.99White marker paint
    2016-01-13Tilgate£47.13Poster and pavement frames
    2016-01-31Tilgate£15.98Paint for storage unit
    2016-03-01Tilgate£54.17USB cable
    2016-03-01Tilgate£83.752 * stopwatches
    2016-03-16Tilgate£16.00Badges
    2016-03-16Tilgate£26.58Hi-viz jackets
    2016-03-16Tilgate£62.99Trolley
    2016-03-18Tilgate£56.90200th prizes
    2016-06-06Tilgate£16.67Pom badges
    2016-06-06Tilgate£157.84Annual awards
    2016-06-06Tilgate£19.17Orange barrier fencing
    2016-06-03Tilgate£27.50Outdoor table
    2016-07-21Tilgate£215.04PA system
    2016-10-12Tilgate£16.99Mobile phone and top up
    2016-10-12Tilgate£10.99Spools for storing tape
    2017-06-05Tilgate£26.06Trophies
    2017-08-08Tilgate£24.982 * tables
    2017-11-20Tilgate£10.00Voucher for 100,000th finisher
    2018-01-18Tilgate£41.65Barrier chain and support
    2018-01-18Tilgate£8.33Emergency horn
    2018-01-18Tilgate£24.98Tables
    2018-01-23Tilgate£30.99Trolley
    2018-01-23Tilgate£5.00Trolley bearings
    2018-02-08Tilgate£19.00Trolley bearings
    2018-05-30Tilgate£158.33New flooring for storage container
    2018-06-18Tilgate£40.55Picture frames
    2018-07-30Tilgate£80.002 sets replacement tokens
    2018-08-31Tilgate£39.9040m rope cord
    2018-09-25Tilgate£202.50Barn hire for social event
    2018-11-12Tilgate£10.99Paint
    2018-11-12Tilgate£40.96A frame
    2019-06-07Tilgate£25.98Trophies
    2019-08-14Tilgate£20.00Quiet Sign(s)