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About Us

Whitehaven parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Whitehaven Cycle Track, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8BN. 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, 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 in a local café - 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.

  • Copeland Community Fund:

  • Cumbria County Council - Copeland Community Grants Panel:

  • Whitehaven Town Council:

  • Prospect - The Union for Professionals:

    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
    2019-10-05John McGibbonWhitehaven£25.00£25.00£0.00Thanks from an ex-resident and parkrunner
    2019-08-20Phil EdgeWhitehaven£70.00£70.00£0.00
    2019-05-08CARLOS REINA SILVESTREWhitehaven£0.80£0.80£0.00 Donation from pictures sold by @CarlosReinaPhoto
    2019-04-05CARLOS REINA SILVESTREWhitehaven£1.20£1.20£0.00Donation from pictures sold in CarlosReinaPhoto
    2019-02-28Elizabeth GibsonWhitehaven£2.00£2.00£0.00From Joan Gibson. Visitor from Somerdale Pavilion parkrun.
    2018-07-09John BroadWhitehaven£25.00£25.00£0.00Good luck, what a great event for the town to host.


    The event are yet to make a claim against the donations. Event teams please contact your local parkrun ambassador, country manager, or review the Organiser wiki for guidance on claiming against the available donations.