About Us

Witton parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2TP. 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, male or female, young or old, 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 jog or run 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 The Pavillion - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.


  • Blackburn with Darwen Council: Local Unitary Authority

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your 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.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations.

    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.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-11-29Simon BanfieldWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Susan DuckworthWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Anwaar KhanWitton£1.57£1.57£0.00Witton parkrun
    2019-11-16paul nichollsWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Julie PriceWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Jean McDonaldWitton£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-11-16hazel baxterWitton£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Alexandra MullenWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00From the 4 of us x
    2019-11-16Tariq AhmedWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Julie WisdomWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Lisa McAllenWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Becca WattsWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2019-11-16madeline haworthWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-16Dmitrijs LeonovicsWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-10-06Michelle SearbyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00Donation from Terry Gray
    2018-10-05Irene SlaterWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-09-29William MyersWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-09-29john allenWitton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-09-27Stuart Cameron AshtonWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-09-25Annika HalsallWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-15Alexandra MullenWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Susannah OliphantWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-08-14Michelle SearbyWitton£30.00£30.00£0.00Donations from parkrunners
    2018-08-10alan garnettWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-05Anwaar KhanWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-08-02shaheen shahWitton£30.00£30.00£0.00
    2018-08-02Julie PriceWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-03-03Michelle SearbyWitton£21.00£21.00£0.00Donations received today at parkrun Thanks
    2018-03-02Michelle SearbyWitton£7.00£7.00£0.00From Lynda Vernon
    2018-03-02Susan DuckworthWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00From Sue Duckworth
    2018-03-01Sharon SinkinsonWitton£3.00£3.00£0.00Michael, Sharon & Lewis Sinkinson
    2018-02-28Suzanne BrennanWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Samantha TullyWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Julie MeliaWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Michelle SearbyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00From Joanne Mclean 
    2018-02-28Andrew HaworthWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Annika HalsallWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-28hazel baxterWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Alexandra MullenWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Corinne SurkittWitton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-02-28Julia RushtonWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00Walkie talkies
    2018-02-28John LloydWitton£50.00£50.00£0.00Cannonball Events, Hope this helps you with your funding.
    2018-02-25David HiltonWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00David hilton
    2018-02-24Irene SlaterWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-02-24Michelle SearbyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-02-24Michelle SearbyWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00from Pat Procter
    2017-11-19Matthew VernonWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-19Chris ChadwickWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Deborah ThompsonWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00For the first aid kit
    2017-11-18SALLY HUPFIELD-SMITHWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Mrs S WorsleyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Sharon SinkinsonWitton£3.00£3.00£0.00Michael, Sharon & Lewis Sinkinson
    2017-11-18Hannah Jane DuxburyWitton£1.00£1.00£0.00Contribution for a new first aid box
    2017-11-18Debbie BevittWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Gary BlackburnWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Julie PriceWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-11-18Autumn BarlowWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00First aid kit appeal, or whatever is needed :)
    2017-07-22John CarruthersWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-26Sarah WatkinsWitton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-20Bernard JohnsonWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-11Julia CollisonWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-10Chris ChadwickWitton£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-05-09Lea MellodyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-05-06Sharon SinkinsonWitton£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2017-05-06Dorothy MyersWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-06SALLY HUPFIELD-SMITHWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-05-06Michelle SearbyWitton£55.00£55.00£0.00From those who don't have paypal
    2017-05-04Anwar KhanWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-29Michelle SearbyWitton£17.00£17.00£0.00
    2017-04-27Sarah BowlerWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2017-04-26kate pomfretWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-26Andrew MullenWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00Andrew, Alex, Morgan, & Zoe Mullen
    2017-04-26K J DohertyWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-26Georgie PicklesWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-26Stuart J OliverWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-23Hannah DuxburyWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2017-04-23irene slaterWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-23Janine FosterWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Julie GaskellWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Suzanne BrennanWitton£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Julie PriceWitton£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2017-04-22lisa moranWitton£2.00£2.00£0.00
    2017-04-22louise gaskellWitton£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2017-04-22Julia RushtonWitton£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2016-10-22Kaylie SimpsonWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-08-27Helen RobinsonWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50Witton Parkrun
    2016-04-20helen jonesWitton£20.00£17.00£3.00For Witton ParkRun
    2016-04-20Tariq AhmedWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-20Janet DaviesWitton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-04-20Stephen McKelveyWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2016-04-20hazel baxterWitton£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-01-24Annika HalsallWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Witton Parkrun
    2016-01-24Janet DaviesWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50Glad to help a fabulous Parkrun
    2016-01-01L SMITHWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Witton Parkrun. You are doing an amazing job every week
    2015-10-10SALLY HUPFIELD-SMITHWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50Witton parkrun
    2015-10-10Michelle SearbyWitton£10.00£8.50£1.50For Witton parkrun

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-01-31Witton£37.00parkrun flyers
    2016-06-15Witton£52.99Storage cabinet
    2017-05-10Witton£50.32Posts
    2017-05-10Witton£114.50Signs
    2017-05-10Witton£59.40Postcrete
    2017-08-01Witton£36.21Signs
    2017-08-29Witton£17.98100 keyrings
    2017-12-11Witton£32.50T shirt for volunteer
    2018-03-02Witton£220.00Walkie talkies
    2018-09-27Witton£165.83New speaker
    2019-01-18Witton£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-11-16Witton£23.31Walkie talkies