About Us

Castletown parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare. 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 courtyard café, open after parkrun for your enjoyment - 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.


  • Healthy Ireland: Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; Reduce health inequalities; Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing; Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the community of Celbridge

  • Office of Public Works: The Office of Public Works is delighted to host Castletown parkrun, a FREE weekly 5k event for all standards. Every Saturday morning at 9:30am.?Do come along and enjoy a 5k in this beautiful picturesque setting.

  • Kildare Sports Partnership: Castletown parkrun start up was part funded by Kildare Sports Partnership happy to support this initiative for the community of Celbridge

  • Le Cheile AC: Providing outstanding athletic facilities and training to all ages including fit4life groups and happy to support parkrun in the community.

  • Leixlip Tennis Club : Enjoying fitness and tennis on our outstanding facilities in Leixlip and proud to support Castletown parkrun, Celbridge.

  • My Personal Trainer: Providing one to one training and happy to support parkrun in the community.

  • Thornwood Carpentry: Proud to support Castletown parkrun, Celbridge

  • Glen Easton Pharmacy: Proud to support health, fitness and parkrun in the community

  • Celbridge AC: Celbridge AC is a local athletics club that caters for all abilities of athlete, competitive and non-competitive are all welcome. Celbridge AC are very proud to support Castletown parkrun.


    85% of the funds you donate will go towards improving your parkrun and the remaining 15% will be deposited in the parkrun "NEW EVENTS" fund. Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. 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 Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2017-08-21Darren GunningCastletown€10.00€10.00€0.00This is for the purchase of AED for Castletown parkrun
    2017-08-12Paul FoyCastletown€100.00€100.00€0.00This donation is for the provision of an AED at Castletown Parkrun
    2017-07-12Lesley ThomsonCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00For Castletown Parkrun AED fund
    2017-06-22Shane McCarthyCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2017-06-19Keith AshmoreCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00AED fundraising for Castletown parkrun.
    2017-06-18shaun vallelyCastletown€10.00€10.00€0.00For AED
    2017-06-18BRIDGET MOYNIHANCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2017-06-17rafal wirkusCastletown€11.00€11.00€0.00
    2017-06-17Siobhan O' BrienCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00For AED fund for Castletown Parkrun. This might give someone a fighting chance. Hopefully it will never have to be used at Castletown Parkrun.
    2017-06-17John O'loneCastletown€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2017-06-17Stephen DunneCastletown€100.00€100.00€0.00For the AED fundraiser at Castletown parkrun
    2016-11-28duCastletown€40.00€34.00€6.00Dublin marathon bag drop volunteers
    2016-10-24Tesco community supportCastletown€505.07€429.31€75.76Tesco community support for castletown parkrun
    2016-06-30Castletown parkrunnersCastletown€210.00€178.50€31.50in support of Castletown parkrun
    2016-05-30Tesco Community FundCastletown€148.81€126.49€22.32Tesco Community Fund
    2015-11-08Rafal WIRKUSCastletown€10.00€8.50€1.50
    2015-10-24Conor McglynnCastletown€50.00€42.50€7.50
    2015-10-22Edward McGraneCastletown€10.00€8.50€1.50Please pass this contribution on to Castletown parkrun - From Ed + Caroline McGrane - Wishing Sharon and her team great success with Castletown parkrun.
    2015-10-09Conor McglynnCastletown€50.00€42.50€7.50

    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2015-11-25Castletown€46.21Megaphone and kit box
    2016-07-06Castletown€78.22Pop up tents for scanners
    2016-08-09Castletown€43.00Trolly for equipment
    2016-11-28Castletown€84.44Anniversary costs and equipment
    2017-01-19Castletown€78.94megaphone and batteries
    2017-04-24Castletown€91.09Purchase equ box, cones etc
    2017-08-19Castletown€650.00AED expenses