About Us

Woodbank parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in It's run in relatively flat Woodbank Park and takes in the hilly neighbouring Vernon park. See Course page for more details. 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 at the Vernon museum cafe - 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.

Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun.

For donations prior to 1 Febraury 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

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
2019-01-23Lynne WebsterWoodbank£5.00£5.00£0.00
2016-03-27Anthony NaultyWoodbank£25.00£21.25£3.75Donation for Woodbank parkrun. Thanks to all the team who make it happen EVERY week!
2016-01-29Simon HarropWoodbank£30.00£25.50£4.50
2014-04-25Simon HarropWoodbank£30.00£25.50£4.50
2013-01-05Simon HarropWoodbank£40.00£34.00£6.00
2012-12-29karen padleyWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-11-25william hunterWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-05-15Christian EagleWoodbank£25.00£21.25£3.75
2012-05-06Sarah WoodWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-04-11Paul CollinsWoodbank£100.00£85.00£15.00Woodbank Park Run
2012-04-08Arnold PhillipsWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-03-31Stephen FosbrookWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-03-17Hilary WestWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-02-28Andrew HodsonWoodbank£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-02-26Chris SampsonWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-02-19Anthony NaultyWoodbank£5.00£4.25£0.75Just like to thank everyone for my weekly parkrun at Woodbank!
2012-02-11Ruth BeachWoodbank£50.00£42.50£7.50
2011-11-21Tracey CowleyWoodbank£10.00£8.50£1.50
2011-07-30Helen FraserWoodbank£20.00£17.00£3.00
2011-01-22Ruth BeachWoodbank£20.00£17.00£3.00Thank you to all at Woodbank Park for making me so welcome, particularly to Malcolm this morning


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2012-09-04Woodbank£93.49Awards for 2012 anniversary
2013-09-05Woodbank£89.50Anniversary goods
2014-08-26Woodbank£82.00anniversary prizes
2015-09-02Woodbank£67.00signs, trophy engraving