About Us

Woolacombe Dunes parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Woolacombe Dunes, near The Porthole cafe at the end of Marine Drive car park, off Challacombe Hill Rd, Woolacombe, EX34 7ZZ. 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 Porthole, near the finish. If you would like to join the core team for a chat and to see how the results are processed, we head to Meraki Coffee on South Street, Woolacombe, EX34 7BB. Sometimes our post event venue changes due to seasonal restrictions, please listen cafefully at the briefings where we will announce any changes - 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.

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:

  • National Trust:

    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.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-09-14James VidlerWoolacombe Dunes£2.00£2.00£0.00Our self imposed run donation. From Natalie and Jim Vidler, very grateful tourists from Telford
    2019-09-04Andrew MachamWoolacombe Dunes£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-03-10P CooperWoolacombe Dunes£20.00£20.00£0.00


    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.