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About Us

Valentines parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Valentines park, Ilford. 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 the Valentines Park Café, near the start/finish area - 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
2021-07-26Francis DumburaValentines£10.00£10.00£0.00
2021-07-07Miss A FryattValentines£5.00£5.00£0.00
2021-04-29David MorrisValentines£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-01-11Johnny FlahavanValentines£4.00£4.00£0.00Contribution after I lost your token #4
2019-06-23Yasin GulamValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00
2019-04-27Sheila SinclairValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-23FRANCES WELLINGValentines£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-04-16Paul MatthewsValentines£25.00£25.00£0.00
2019-04-15Joshim AhmedValentines£10.00£10.00£0.00
2019-04-14Morgan KeaneValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00
2019-04-13dennis briggsValentines£40.00£40.00£0.00
2019-04-13INDERJIT SOHLValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00Thanks for the great work in putting on parkrun! Looking forward to getting back there soon after recovery from my injury.
2019-04-13Lucy Bemand-QureshiValentines£25.00£25.00£0.00Would be great to have a megaphone for briefings! Lucy, Matthew, and Felicity.
2019-04-13Philip ZaloumValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-12Sameena AhmedValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-12carol broomeValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00Thank you Valentines for your dedication in running such a fantastic parkrun.
2019-04-12Daniel Shamplin-HallValentines£5.00£5.00£0.00
2019-04-10Philip SaleValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-10Paul WaltonValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00From everyone at Valentines Park Cafe
2019-04-09Ray EveringhamValentines£30.00£30.00£0.00For Valentines Parkrun. Thank you.
2019-04-09Sathanandasundaram AlaganandasundaramValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-09Silvia Ana CochinoValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00Emil C.
2019-04-09Julian MooreValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-09Manji GamiValentines£50.00£50.00£0.00
2019-04-09Alan BrettValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-04-09Martina MickovaValentines£15.00£15.00£0.00
2019-04-09Haydn NewlandValentines£8.88£8.88£0.00
2019-04-09Elaine BassValentines£15.00£15.00£0.00
2019-04-09Katherine HarrisValentines£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-12-17Jennifer AkroydValentines£15.00£15.00£0.00
2017-10-29Ray EveringhamValentines£30.00£30.00£0.00To contribute towards Valentines Parkrun. Small sign of appreciation for all your efforts. Thanks.
2016-12-11Kevin WottonValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50Valentines Park defibrillator funds
2016-12-08Vision Redbridge Culture & LeisureValentines£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED fund
2016-12-02trevor woodValentines£25.00£21.25£3.75
2016-11-27Ahamparam KulendrarajahValentines£25.00£21.25£3.75
2016-11-26Sathanandasundaram Alaganandasun daramValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-26pamela thomasValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50For defibrillator
2016-11-26Richard DudmanValentines£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-11-26Manji GamiValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50
2016-11-26Marian EliasValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50Valentines Park defibrillator funds
2016-11-24Katherine HarrisValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-24Ramesh BhallamudiValentines£30.00£25.50£4.50
2016-11-24Alan ImberValentines£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-11-24Charlotte NielsenValentines£15.00£12.75£2.25
2016-11-24Lucy Bemand-QureshiValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-23Cynthia WoodValentines£30.00£25.50£4.50
2016-07-10Tim WoodValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-05-28John BarkerValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-03Emma SoarValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-01-16Manji GamiValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50
2014-03-07Manji GamiValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50
2013-11-19London Postal ServiceValentines£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-19Thomas RidlerValentines£2.00£1.70£0.30
2013-03-24Garry SukhijaValentines£8.00£6.80£1.20
2013-03-11Manji GamiValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-06-23Mayur PatelValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-03-17Jonathan O'SheaValentines£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-10-08michael reynoldsValentines£5.00£4.25£0.75
2011-06-18Gary DonaldValentines£50.00£42.50£7.50For Valentines Parkrun
2011-05-06Colin ChapmanValentines£2.00£1.70£0.30Donation towards my first park run yet to run @Valentines. Colin Chapman A142401. Every little helps!


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-11-10Valentines£125.27Free standing posts
2015-06-29Valentines£39.00wheelie bin
2017-04-10Valentines£-120.75Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
2017-04-11Valentines£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
2017-09-26Valentines£9.47First aid kit items
2017-11-13Valentines£4.50Stopwatch battery
2019-01-10Valentines£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
2019-04-26Valentines£285.45Replacement laptop
2019-10-25Valentines£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2021-05-18Valentines£9.26First aid kit top ups
2021-05-19Valentines£16.40First aid kit top ups
2021-05-21Valentines£8.71First aid kit top ups
2021-06-14Valentines£7.25Stationery items (not flyers), Hand sanitiser
2021-06-14Valentines£4.00Hand sanitiser
2021-07-20Valentines£39.97Finish funnel alternative (poles/rope etc)
2021-07-26Valentines£5.00Mobile phone top-up
2021-08-24Valentines£75.00Event kit storage/transportation