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About Us

Whitley Bay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Whitley Bay Links Common (adjacent to the bottom of Monkseaton Drive A1148), Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1SZ. 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 in Di Meo's Cafe at 9 Marine Avenue, close to the War Memorial and public toilets on Watts Slope, in front of the Spanish City Dome. Come and join us on the first floor of this award winning ice cream cafe for either a hot drink and bacon sandwiches at a special rate for parkrunners presenting their barcode - 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
2020-03-17Gemma FosterWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-16Emma DoughtyWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-16Leslie ThompsonWhitley Bay£25.00£25.00£0.00
2020-03-16Dorothy CraggWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15Laura GreavesWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15Phil DorrWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2020-03-15Neil FitzpatrickWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15Mark HeronWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15Helen WassWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation towards defibrillator equipment.
2020-03-15mark sorleyWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Thanks to all the team that make Whitley bay park run one of the best
2020-03-15Stuart HaighWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-03-15Matt OfferWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15David Cass-WilliamsWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-15Colin RobinsonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Jonathan HudsonWhitley Bay£50.00£50.00£0.00
2020-03-14Chris OneillWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Michael HicksWhitley Bay£15.00£15.00£0.00
2020-03-14richard stephensonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Rod BennettWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Louise RafteryWhitley Bay£50.00£50.00£0.00For the defibrillator.
2020-03-14Elaine SmithWhitley Bay£100.00£100.00£0.00In memory of Steve Binks (who had a heart attack at the Middlesbrough parkrun) a lovely man who I had the pleasure of working with.
2020-03-14Michael ReedWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14MICHELLE MCDONOUGHWhitley Bay£2.00£2.00£0.00
2020-03-14Joan O'NeillWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Alex ButlerWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14dean taskerWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14David PeacockWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Andrew WappettWhitley Bay£50.00£50.00£0.00Such a great event, hope we can get enough funds for a life saving device
2020-03-14James EllisWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Anna CoombsWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Claire GibsonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Jennifer HeadlandWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Katherine HanrahanWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14P TogwellWhitley Bay£25.00£25.00£0.00
2020-03-14Louisa BestfordWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14anna louise clarkeWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Helen HearnWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00Thank you for providing us a wonderful weekly parkrun at Whitley Bay.
2020-03-14Cynthia Robinson-BeggWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2020-03-14Sam HogarthWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14bronwen jonesWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Good luck reaching the target!
2020-03-14helen FrankenbergWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Towards Whitley Bay
2020-03-14nadia stockWhitley Bay£15.00£15.00£0.00
2020-03-14Scott BeechWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-03-14Nigel BanisterWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2020-03-14Natasha NewsonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Elli RhodesWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Ian CraggsWhitley Bay£15.00£15.00£0.00
2020-03-14Ian HearnWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Karen BlightWhitley Bay£25.00£25.00£0.00
2020-03-14Robert EldonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14John BrownWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Julie RyderWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Alice ChapmanWhitley Bay£50.00£50.00£0.00Good luck with defibrillator! Great work with the great events
2020-03-14Natalie CarrollWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you for everything you do! Hope this helps a little towards a new defibrillator
2020-03-14Kathryn ClarkWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Jill KaradenizWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2020-03-14Jayne GuyWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2020-03-14Gillian BassettWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Fantastic Parkrun
2020-01-07Professor J CoreWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00For use at Whitley Bay Parkrun
2019-12-18John LawsWhitley Bay£100.00£100.00£0.00Ncle Frontrunners 5K
2019-05-20Karen WatersonWhitley Bay£17.82£17.82£0.00Refund of overpayment for timers
2019-02-06A J AinsleyWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00for the Blyth parkrun set up fund
2019-02-03Karen WatersonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-15John LawsWhitley Bay£65.00£65.00£0.00LBGT. timers
2019-01-07Ruth ConnortonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-06Lee DodsworthWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00Blyth proposed Parkrun donation
2019-01-06tony dunnWhitley Bay£7.93£7.93£0.00Proposed Blyth Parkrun
2019-01-06David KitchingWhitley Bay£15.00£15.00£0.00Proposed Blyth Parkrun
2019-01-06Heather GouldWhitley Bay£12.00£12.00£0.00For proposed Blyth parkrun
2019-01-04JOHN LAWSWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Proposed Blyth parkrun
2018-07-12Linda BushWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Joanne GoldenWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For pacer bibs
2018-07-11Louise FabianWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Caroline FoxWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Caroline FoxWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-11Nina CurryWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00I don
2018-07-11Angela McGhinWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-07-07Paula AbbottWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-07Paula ABBOTTWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06Matthew GouldWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00A small price to pay for the happiness I get from Whitley Bay Park Run!
2018-07-06Daniel VennerWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06veronica hubbardWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00Donation towards the pacer bibs hopefully to help me run faster :)
2018-07-06Huw ParryWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-07-06Ian HearnWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00
2018-07-06Daisy MartinWhitley Bay£7.50£7.50£0.00Thank you for such a great event each week. Please use this towards the pacing bibs. Thank you, Daisy
2018-07-06eleanor hornWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-06Kristy WondersWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2018-07-06Helen HearnWhitley Bay£5.00£5.00£0.00Towards pacer vests
2017-09-16Jill ThompsonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00
2017-02-25Janice MitchesonWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2017-02-23Keith PattersonWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For Defib pads
2017-02-22K CrozierWhitley Bay£10.00£10.00£0.00For AED supplies
2017-02-22Jane CoreWhitley Bay£20.00£20.00£0.00
2016-09-17Karen BlightWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-06-28Daisy MartinWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75Thank you for always working hard to provide such a lovely run.
2016-06-11Richard WaltereitWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to Whitley Bay parkrun
2015-04-18Neil CarmichaelWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-12-18Kevin RobsonWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75Thank you very much parkrun Whitley Bay for my first year running. It has been brilliant and Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2015!
2014-11-17James CurryWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2014-06-28Richard WaltereitWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50To go to Whitley Bay parkrun, please. Your support is much appreciated.
2014-03-25Alison BerryWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00whitley bay parkrun junior event donation
2014-03-25eleanor hornWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2014-03-10Vicky RowsonWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2014-03-09Colin RobinsonWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2014-03-07Jeanette CounsellWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-03-07Kala ShuttleworthWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75For Whitley Bay Junior Park Run
2014-03-07Rachel LoughlinWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50To help get the Junior Parkrun off the ground!
2014-03-07Andrew McIntoshWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00To support the Whitley Bay Junior Park run
2014-03-07Heather GouldWhitley Bay£20.00£17.00£3.00
2013-09-08Cameron TORBETWhitley Bay£150.00£127.50£22.50Support from NFR for a potential Junior parkrun
2013-07-13James CurryWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75Many thanks to all for a great Parkrun at Whitley Bay
2013-06-15Heather GouldWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-06-14JOHN LAWSWhitley Bay£30.00£25.50£4.50
2013-06-01V R StapleyWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75
2013-05-28eleanor hornWhitley Bay£25.00£21.25£3.75
2013-04-27Heather GouldWhitley Bay£22.00£18.70£3.30
2012-10-06Michael MorrisWhitley Bay£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-08-04Colin WinterWhitley Bay£15.00£12.75£2.25For a great Whitley Bay parkrun
2012-07-07david purvisWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75
2012-06-23Roland YoungWhitley Bay£5.00£4.25£0.75Whitley Bay Park Runner
2012-06-17Suzanne ThewWhitley Bay£15.00£12.75£2.25
2012-06-16Greg PennWhitley Bay£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-06-02Heather GouldWhitley Bay£50.00£42.50£7.50For Whitley Bay parkrun just to help get them started


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-04-16Whitley Bay£24.00Easter Prizes
2014-12-16Whitley Bay£64.00Christmas treats
2015-04-22Whitley Bay£77.49megaphone etc
2016-03-08Whitley Bay£85.00parkrun flag
2016-07-02Whitley Bay£95.00parkrun flag
2016-09-13Whitley Bay£120.00Rosettes for anniversary
2018-05-08Whitley Bay£105.00Pads for AED
2018-07-13Whitley Bay£143.0022 pacer bibs
2018-07-24Whitley Bay£29.39Hi viz for junior marshals
2019-01-29Whitley Bay£117.55Stop Watch
2019-05-22Whitley Bay£89.93Money raised for Blyth Links parkrun