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About Us

Waterworks parkrun, Belfast is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Waterworks Park, North Belfast. 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!

Each week the runners and volunteers enjoy a drink of coffee, tea or juice together outside the pavilion near the 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.

  • North Belfast Harriers: The local running club felt that there was a need in North Belfast for an event to encourage low-key participation in running. Looking across to England, we saw that parkrun was the ideal solution to this need and so in partnership with Belfast City Council and SportNI we hope this will be the seed to taking parkrun throughout the Island of Ireland.

  • Belfast City Council:

  • SportNI:

    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
    2021-03-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-02-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2021-01-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-12-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-11-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-10-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-09-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-08-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-07-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-06-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-05-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-04-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-03-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-02-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2020-01-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-12-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-09-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-09-02Paul O'HareWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-08-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-28The Co-OpWaterworks£250.00£250.00£0.00Donation
    2019-06-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-11Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation for AED
    2019-05-10helen purvisWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-09Eithne MurphyWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00For new AED
    2019-05-07Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£47.00£47.00£0.00Donations for AED
    2019-05-05Eileen KeenanWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-04Karen Dunlop-WainwrightWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00Donation towards new AED
    2019-04-30Leanne ArmstrongWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-30Bronagh ConlonWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-29Deirdre MartinWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-27Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00Donations for AED
    2019-04-27PETER MCCLEANWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-04-27Charlene MeenanWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-26Graham FosterWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00For W/works AED
    2019-04-23Kate MontgomeryWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-04-22Patrick CassidyWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-04-21paul brennanWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2019-04-21Hugh BrennanWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-04-21Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£85.00£85.00£0.00
    2019-04-21David McConnellWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00To contribute towards aed
    2019-04-21joanne boalWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00A small donation towards the new defibrillator
    2019-04-20Paula OreillyWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00For new AED
    2019-04-20FRANK HUGHESWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00To buy a new AED
    2019-04-20Paul JohnstonWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00For new AED
    2019-04-20Sarah JamisonWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00Defib contribution
    2019-04-20Paula O'BrienWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Gavin HartWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Greg McClureWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00Contribution to the fund for a new AED
    2019-04-20Michelle McLoughlinWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Catherine CarletonWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Lyle CarletonWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Chris McBrideWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00For Defibrillator
    2019-04-20Frances E WrightWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation towards new defibrillator.
    2019-04-20Gillian RodenWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation towards new AED
    2019-04-20Paula KellyWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00Donation for aed
    2019-04-20Simon ReeveWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Laura DohertyWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00Donation towards new AED
    2019-04-20Peter CampbellWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£288.35£288.35£0.00Donations towards new AED
    2019-04-20JACQUELINE GORMANWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-04-20Ciaran WrightWaterworks£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-01-15Ruth ShieldsWaterworks£30.00£30.00£0.00Donations for parkrun
    2019-01-02Gillian RodenWaterworks£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-01-02Lyle CarletonWaterworks£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-01-02Claire BrowningWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-12-14paul brennanWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00Doing my 250th Parkrun at Waterworks tomorrow 15th/12/18.Thank You Waterworks Parkrun and all the Volunteers for making it happen.
    2018-10-13DJ CurryWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-05-09Deborah BrownWaterworks£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-04-14Fionnuala O'HareWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-04-14Paula O'BrienWaterworks£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-02-14Debbie BrownWaterworks£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2016-10-08Tom WylieWaterworks£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-07-28Sean MckeownWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2015-10-10louise mcareeWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-08-10John CarberryWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-01Kilian WoodsWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-04-18paul brennanWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-11-16michael fitzpatrickWaterworks£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2014-07-05Anne FitzpatrickWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-05Ruadhrai O'KaneWaterworks£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2014-03-15Michael MORANWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-01-15Claire KillenWaterworks£100.00£85.00£15.00
    2013-09-21Michael MORANWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-09-05Simon ReeveWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2013-06-15keith lowryWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-12-25Elaine GormanWaterworks£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2012-12-06Philip BrinesWaterworks£30.00£25.50£4.50
    2012-09-23paul brennanWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2012-05-20Deborah BrownWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50Thanks to everyone who makes parkrun possible especially those at Waterworks Belfast
    2012-04-29John GribbinWaterworks£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2012-01-14Hanna SlattneWaterworks£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2011-05-26Greg McClureWaterworks£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2011-04-16David TateWaterworks£10.00£8.50£1.50


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2013-08-13Waterworks£100.00New tokens
    2015-11-20Waterworks£100.00Anniversary goods
    2016-06-29Waterworks£54.64Tea and coffee supplies
    2016-11-01Waterworks£120.00New kit
    2017-03-02Waterworks£50.00Tea and coffee supplies
    2018-04-06Waterworks£45.88Tea and coffee
    2018-09-25Waterworks£61.006 pacer bibs
    2019-01-18Waterworks£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-01-23Waterworks£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
    2019-05-31Waterworks£400.00Replacement AED
    2019-10-24Waterworks£69.50Pacer bibs
    2019-11-26Waterworks£55.44Anniversary/celebration items