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About Us

York parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in York Racecourse. 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 from The Cafe2U van and for a post parkrun breakfast join us at the Knavesmire pub on Albemarle Road - 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.

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
2020-01-25Adam MogerYork£20.00£20.00£0.00Had the pleasure of running the first York parkrun 8 years ago as a tourist from Leeds. Still growing but as friendly and inclusive as ever.
2019-12-25Marianna WildeYork£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-11-04robert wardYork£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-09-13Lynne WebsterYork£5.00£5.00£0.00Grateful tourist
2019-05-16Lisa TippenYork£10.00£10.00£0.00To celebrate my 100th run this coming week I wanted to give a little back.
2019-05-11robert wardYork£50.00£50.00£0.00Donation from blind runner John Turnbull following his 100 parkruns 
2019-03-09robert wardYork£20.00£20.00£0.00
2019-03-09Barbara BazzoliYork£20.00£20.00£0.00From zero to running!! On my 20th parkrun a big thank you to all York volunteers for their support and keep this inspiring event running every week.
2018-12-02philip duckYork£20.00£20.00£0.00
2018-11-23Jane MarshallYork£50.00£50.00£0.00
2018-05-12Jean SnellingYork£10.00£10.00£0.00Use as you believe necessary What would we do without the York Park Run? Thanks to all the amazing volunteers
2017-10-20Karl HumphreysYork£40.00£40.00£0.00Thanks for the journey so far! #loveparkrun
2017-10-18Run for AllYork£150.00£150.00£0.00For provision of volunteers at the Yorkshire Marathon
2017-08-19Elizabeth GilleyYork£50.00£50.00£0.00
2017-08-18Run For AllYork£150.00£150.00£0.00For provision of volunteers at York 10k
2017-07-21Jane MarshallYork£50.00£50.00£0.00For York parkrun.
2017-03-11Lisa McCaffreyYork£10.00£10.00£0.00So glad to be back after baby number 2.
2016-12-20Eleanor EastwoodYork£10.00£8.50£1.50Happy Christmas York parkrun. Thanks for another brilliant year, The Eastwood's
2016-12-04Geoffrey BroadYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-27Fred BrownYork£20.00£17.00£3.00Weekly motivation!
2016-11-20Brian SharpYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-15Shepherd GroupYork£500.00£425.00£75.00For AED
2016-11-02Stephen WilsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-11-01Angela ShepherdYork£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to York Parkrun
2016-10-29Jane MarshallYork£15.00£12.75£2.25
2016-10-29David BannisterYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-28Ewan KirkYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-28James MacDonaldYork£30.00£25.50£4.50Defribulator for York
2016-10-28clare moffattYork£10.00£8.50£1.50Towards the Defib fund
2016-10-28Duncan ChambersYork£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-10-28Fiona SeftonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-28Steve SmowtonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-28Barbara RobertsYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York Parkrun
2016-10-27ALISON DorinsYork£10.00£8.50£1.50York parkrun
2016-10-27John HeppellYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-27Graham WaltonYork£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-10-27Andrew DavisYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For York Parkrun
2016-10-27John BillingsbyYork£20.00£17.00£3.00for York parkrun
2016-10-27Andy TheyersYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-27jennifer robertsYork£5.00£4.25£0.75for York Parkrun
2016-10-27John ReevellYork£20.00£17.00£3.00Donation for York park run defibrillator.
2016-10-27Sarah GuestYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-27Allyson BucktonYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For York parkrun's portable defibrillator x
2016-10-27Hillam feedsYork£5.00£4.25£0.75York defibrillator fund
2016-10-26Stuart LeslieYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-26Lucy TurnerYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Michael SmithYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For York parkrun defibrillator from Mike Smith
2016-10-26Stephen RuddockYork£25.00£21.25£3.75
2016-10-26Lucy TurnerYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Jane LawsonYork£50.00£42.50£7.50
2016-10-26Alexander LewryYork£25.00£21.25£3.75For York Parkrun
2016-10-26Marc ThomasYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Catherine WardYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Paul SmithYork£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-10-26Nick GriffinYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Sarah LennonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Emma SimmonsYork£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-10-26Simon O'KeefeYork£10.00£8.50£1.50towards York Parkrun defibrillator appeal
2016-10-26Laura SchofieldYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2016-10-26Andrew KingYork£5.00£4.25£0.75For York parkrun defibrillator, or general york parkrun use if over target.
2016-10-26Robin HicksYork£25.00£21.25£3.75For York Parkrun the best place for a Saturday morning
2016-10-26Martin DevineYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York parkrun
2016-10-26Richard GoverYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Peter NortonYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For York parkrun
2016-10-26Emily LevertonYork£40.00£34.00£6.00
2016-10-26Shazma WhiteYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Maria ShortYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26Nicola GoverYork£5.00£4.25£0.75
2016-10-26Helen RedwoodYork£10.00£8.50£1.50York parkrun
2016-10-26Ed MezzettiYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-10-26deborah hitchenYork£3.00£2.55£0.45For York Parkrun, Defibrillator appeal. Great idea, great Parkrun. !!
2016-10-25Stephen RobsonYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For York parkrun, we love you!
2016-09-28Gill BarrieYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-05-27Eleanor EastwoodYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-05-21Jacqueline O'KeefeYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2016-01-22Judith FardonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-11-17Ewan KirkYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-09-18Paul SmithYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2015-04-04Fred BrownYork£20.00£17.00£3.00Well done York, 150 runs old and a bumper turnout!
2015-01-10jennifer robertsYork£10.00£8.50£1.50for York Park Run
2014-12-24Robert WardYork£50.00£42.50£7.50Merry Xmas York parkrun, here’s to another great 12 months
2014-11-25pamela tophamYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2014-09-27Graham MilnesYork£2.00£1.70£0.30
2014-09-15martin niceYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2014-09-11Michael SmithYork£15.00£12.75£2.25For York Parkrun from Mike Smith
2014-08-13Jane MarshallYork£50.00£42.50£7.50For York parkrun.
2014-08-04Stephen RobsonYork£20.00£17.00£3.00For another 20 great runs - here's to reaching the big 100 soon! Please can you split evenly between York parkrun and the New Events Fund?
2014-03-14Jane MarshallYork£25.00£21.25£3.75For York parkrun. Thanks!
2014-01-11Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York parkrun - thanks for 2 years of great runs!
2014-01-05Michael SmithYork£50.00£42.50£7.50
2013-12-15O Yuki ConjugateYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-12-14William RedwoodYork£40.00£34.00£6.00For the amazingly lovely York Parkrun
2013-11-07Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York parkrun. Many thanks!
2013-07-20Mike ChalkYork£25.00£21.25£3.75
2013-06-29Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For the awesomeness that is York parkrun.
2013-06-09Nicholas MerriamYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2013-03-01Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York parkrun - you guys are awesome!
2012-11-17Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50For York event.
2012-11-03Mike ChalkYork£20.00£17.00£3.00
2012-09-08James MacDonaldYork£10.00£8.50£1.50
2012-08-21Duncan ChambersYork£10.00£8.50£1.50Donation to York parkrun
2012-08-11Helen DurrantYork£18.00£15.30£2.70PLease donate to YORK parkrun
2012-08-04Jane LawsonYork£50.00£42.50£7.50
2012-06-07Stephen RobsonYork£10.00£8.50£1.50


Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
2014-02-09York£46.41Megaphone and supplies
2014-10-09York£22.76bags & batteries
2015-02-08York£43.05mugs and trophies
2016-01-11York£37.99Trophies/medals for annual points competition
2017-01-30York£-120.30Reimbursement of 15% NEF for AED donations
2017-02-06York£30.00Starbucks cards for volunteers of the year
2017-02-06York£16.05Chocolates for volunteers of the year
2017-04-07York£82.74Pacer bibs
2018-01-05York£52.46Pacer and VI bibs
2018-07-12York£19.13Weatherproof clipboard
2018-07-12York£74.99PA system
2019-01-18York£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
2019-07-11York£244.00Donation to Knavesmare juniors for AED