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About Us

Wanstead Flats parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Wanstead Flats Playing Fields, Harrow Road, London, E11 3QD. 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 Harrow Road Pavilion - 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.

City of London Open Spaces Department:

The City of London's Open Spaces Department own and manage Wanstead Flats Playing Fields in Epping Forest. This valuable green space in North East London, just 3 miles from the Olympic site in Stratford, is part of the City of London's 'Green to Gold' promise which aims to offer increased opportunities for sport and physical activity participation across the Open Spaces with initiatives such as parkrun. 'Green to Gold' has been awarded the LOCOG Inspire Mark; for more information on 'Green to Gold' see

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
2019-08-10Daniel BennettWanstead Flats£25.00£25.00£0.00tea & coffee donation.
2019-06-17London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£100.00£0.00Donation
2019-05-25Don BennettWanstead Flats£30.00£30.00£0.00
2019-02-09Anthony LoboWanstead Flats£20.00£20.00£0.00Tea & Coffee donations to 9th Feb 2019
2018-11-18Tony LoboWanstead Flats£50.00£50.00£0.00Tea/Coffee Donations collected
2018-05-25London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£100.00£0.00For provision of volunteers at the London Marathon
2018-01-06Anthony LoboWanstead Flats£15.00£15.00£0.00
2017-11-17Mr K G AgnewWanstead Flats£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-10-16Tony LoboWanstead Flats£15.00£15.00£0.00
2017-07-04Mr N HawkinsWanstead Flats£50.00£50.00£0.00For AED fund
2017-06-17Anthony LoboWanstead Flats£550.00£550.00£0.00Defib fund
2017-05-22London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£100.00£0.00For volunteering
2017-05-20Jane CurrieWanstead Flats£5.00£5.00£0.00
2017-05-13Sabine Gaitzsch NairWanstead Flats£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-05-13Christopher NobleWanstead Flats£10.00£10.00£0.00For defibrillator
2017-05-07Ryan FrielWanstead Flats£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-05-06Mollie MillingtonWanstead Flats£10.00£10.00£0.00defib
2017-05-01Ronald TrotmanWanstead Flats£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-04-24Claire EmeryWanstead Flats£30.00£30.00£0.00DEFIB
2017-04-22Stuart BartonWanstead Flats£10.00£10.00£0.00De-Fib
2017-04-22Mr K G AgnewWanstead Flats£20.00£20.00£0.00Defib Donation
2017-04-16Daniel BennettWanstead Flats£20.00£20.00£0.00DEFIB donation
2016-10-28London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£85.00£15.00For volunteers provided
2015-11-21Stuart BartonWanstead Flats£20.00£17.00£3.00
2015-07-30London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£85.00£15.00for volunteering at London Marathon
2015-05-04Stuart BartonWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-12-07Marc LoveWanstead Flats£5.00£4.25£0.75Keep up the great work!
2014-06-26London MarathonWanstead Flats£100.00£85.00£15.00for volunteers from this event, with thanks
2014-04-05Graham BowlesWanstead Flats£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-10-14Maxine ClarkeWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-08-10George JosephWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-04-27BERNARD DUMONTEILWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-10-20jonny knowlesWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-01-27Dean EmeryWanstead Flats£50.00£42.50£7.50
2011-11-19Pauline ClarkeWanstead Flats£10.00£8.50£1.50


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-09-24Wanstead Flats£9.06Container & postage
2017-06-19Wanstead Flats£674.00AED - Heartsine Samaritan 360P fully automatic
2018-01-23Wanstead Flats£37.50Dongle
2018-07-30Wanstead Flats£132.50Contribution payment towards replacing misplaced kit
2019-02-25Wanstead Flats£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2019-02-28Wanstead Flats£33.70Ice pack, visitor book, first aid kit