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About Us

Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in The Pitchcroft, Worcester Racecourse, Worcester WR1 3EJ. 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 The Pump House Environmental Café - 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.

  • The Black Pear Joggers Running Club: Worcester’s friendly running club, with groups to suit all abilities from walk/jog to faster paced running groups.

  • County Sports Partnership for Herefordshire and Worcestershire : Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire is the strategic lead for sport and physical activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Our vision is to create a more active and healthier two counties. A not for profit organisation we are part of a network of County Sport Partnerships across England. Our purpose is to lead on the delivery and discovery of sport and physical activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

  • Worcester City Council: Worcester City Council provides essential services for over 95,000 residents. Working with the local community we aim to create a prosperous city and to improve the quality of life for everyone.

  • The Pershore Plum Plodders Running Club: We pride ourselves on being a friendly and sociable club with adult members ranging from 18 to 79 and coming from all parts of Worcestershire (not just Pershore)!

  • Freedom Leisure : Freedom Leisure’s Sport, Art & Play Development Team work with local organisations to get local communities more active. Through external funding, grants and strong partnership working across the City and the County through their active communities plan, the team develop a range of sport, play and physical activity programmes with local clubs and groups for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We develop additional programmes across our leisure centres and support with big events in the City to get even more people active, making the best use of community facilities, parks and open spaces in the City.

  • University of Worcester Institute of Sport and Exercise Science: Through the curriculum, support and experience that we offer, we believe that our students and graduates will have the ability to make a meaningful impact within an inclusive world of sport.

    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
    2020-01-22Derek FearnsideWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2019-09-21laurence dixonWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00Thanks for running this . as a suggestion perhaps buy some pacer bibs save on paper :) les and debra
    2019-01-24Andrew MachamWorcester Pitchcroft£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2018-12-02Jeremy HallWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-14mat capelWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00Lap2 sign or Defib fund.
    2018-05-13laurence dixonWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-13Catrin DyerWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00For Defib Fund
    2018-05-13Elizabeth FaulksWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-05-12David GrayWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Peter AldisWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Jonathan PhillipsWorcester Pitchcroft£25.00£25.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Nina ByrneWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00Defib donation.
    2018-05-12Brendan WallWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Nick DunawayWorcester Pitchcroft£100.00£100.00£0.00
    2018-05-12Nicola GroarkeWorcester Pitchcroft£15.00£15.00£0.00#missiondefibrillator
    2018-05-12David SimpsonWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00#MissionDefibrillator
    2018-05-12Bryony SilcottWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00Defib
    2018-05-12N J LaytonWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00Defib
    2018-05-12Mr G E ScanlonWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00defibrillator appeal
    2018-05-12Caroline SinclairWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00Defib
    2018-05-11J HitchcockWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-10Luke SummersWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00Defib
    2018-05-10Kay ChestermanWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-09steve mavroidiWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-09Kirsten BeardWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00Pitchcroft defibrillator fund. Beard family
    2018-05-09Sam PayneWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00Defib
    2018-05-09Darrin LynnWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00Mission Defibrillator
    2018-05-09Steve NICOLLWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Jo GodmanWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Dave FoxWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00#Mission Defibrillator
    2018-05-08Richard RalphsWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Emma RobinsonWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00#MissionDefibrillator
    2018-05-08Lisa ClaytonWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-08H L HarwoodWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Kerri AudoireWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00Defib donation
    2018-05-08T ShawWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-08eve braznellWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-08RACHEL BOOTHWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00#Mission Defibrillator
    2018-05-08Carl NicholsWorcester Pitchcroft£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Darren PerryWorcester Pitchcroft£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Neal SweeneyWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-08Sophie BellWorcester Pitchcroft£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2018-05-05Jan GoldingWorcester Pitchcroft£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2018-01-30Worcester CCWorcester Pitchcroft£1520.00£1520.00£0.00AED plus training for 24 volunteers


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2018-08-31Worcester Pitchcroft£2100.00AED (inc Installation)
    2019-10-24Worcester Pitchcroft£42.50Pacer bibs
    2019-11-12Worcester Pitchcroft£16.99Loudhailer/batteries
    2020-02-11Worcester Pitchcroft£51.00Pacer bibs