About Us

Widnes parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Victoria Park, Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6PX. 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 at Esposito's Café in the park, which opens at 9am - 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.

  • Widnes Wasps Ladies Running Club: A special thanks go to the Widnes Wasps Ladies Running Club for agreeing to house the Widnes parkrun Committee until established. Thank you.

  • Halton Borough Council: For funding the event under community sports grant.

  • Green Spaces — Halton: For granting permission to use the park.

    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
    2019-08-10Anne DaviesWidnes£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-01-27Beverley WorthWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-08-23Widnes junior parkrunWidnes£50.00£50.00£0.00For paediatric pads for AED
    2017-08-21Tesco Bags of HelpWidnes£2000.00£2000.00£0.00Donation
    2017-07-07CarillionWidnes£500.00£500.00£0.00For employee Dawn Porter
    2017-05-10Anne DaviesWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00Widnes park run AED
    2017-05-10Paula KingWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-02DAVID TOMKINSWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00For Widnes Parkrun AED
    2017-03-11Daniel FullerWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-03-10lisa finniganWidnes£5.00£5.00£0.00For Widnes parkrun aed
    2017-02-25DAVID TOMKINSWidnes£10.00£10.00£0.00For Widnes Parkrun AED
    2017-01-14Ray BessantWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2017-01-14Kathryn GloverWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation towards Widnes parkrun AED
    2016-12-16JANET AINSWORTHWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation towards Widnes Parkrun defibrillator.
    2016-12-11DAVID TOMKINSWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50For Widnes parkrun for AED
    2016-12-08Kelvin BirchWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-11-11Nigel ClarkeWidnes£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation for Widens Parkrun AED
    2016-11-06David MouldsWidnes£50.00£42.50£7.50Donation for the AED, on behalf and in the name of Ann Lynch
    2016-10-18Ged CassidyWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75Dontation to Widnes Parkrun for AED
    2016-09-23DAVID TOMKINSWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Dontation to Widnes Parkrun for AED
    2016-09-22anthony richard horsfallWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-09-21Paul BusowWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50AED for Widnes parkrun
    2016-09-11John RaeWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Donate to Widnes
    2016-09-09Caroline BarrowWidnes£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-08-30Mrs K WilsonWidnes£25.00£21.25£3.75Donation for purchase of AED by Widnes Parkrun
    2016-08-27Betty GreenhalghWidnes£50.00£42.50£7.50Please use the 50.00 for the widnes park run for the difibulator they are hoping to buy.
    2016-08-24Daniel NeedsWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75Widnes AED
    2016-08-23Thomas LedsonWidnes£20.00£17.00£3.00AED for Widnes Parkrun
    2016-08-23William KozerWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation for an AED for Widnes parkrun
    2016-08-20Michael HughesWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-20Karen GradyWidnes£20.00£17.00£3.00Widnes AED
    2016-08-20Dawn ParkerWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50Widnes Parkrun AED appeal
    2016-08-19Joanne GriffithsWidnes£4.00£3.40£0.60
    2016-08-19DAVID TOMKINSWidnes£10.00£8.50£1.50AED for Widnes Parkrun
    2016-08-19Elaine RileyWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2016-08-19John AinsworthWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75this for an AED for Widnes
    2016-08-19lauren grahamWidnes£2.00£1.70£0.30Donation towards AED
    2016-08-19Trish PrestonWidnes£5.00£4.25£0.75AED for Widnes


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-08-30Widnes£815.95AED - Heartsine Samaritan 500P with CPR advisor
    2017-08-30Widnes£439.00AED outdoor cabinet
    2018-02-09Widnes£154.96Portable PA system
    2018-06-28Widnes£23.99Waterproof clipboard
    2019-02-25Widnes£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-04-04Widnes£80.002 sets of replacement tokens
    2019-08-14Widnes£20.00Quiet Sign(s)
    2019-09-08Widnes£32.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2019-09-25Widnes£32.00Event kit storage/transportation
    2021-09-02Widnes£11.38AED sign and bracket
    2021-11-27Widnes£16.59Event kit storage/transportation
    2022-03-31Widnes£52.20Event kit storage/transportation