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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Catterick Racecourse, Catterick Bridge. The course is run entirely on permanent paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Catterick parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
  • Unfortunately due to racecourse policy, dogs are not allowed at this event.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Catterick parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

Just over three laps of the Catterick Racecourse inner service concrete road with some sections of very gentle up hill. The start and finish are close to the Catterick Road car park. Unfortunately due to racecourse policy, dogs are not allowed at this event.

Facilities

There are toilet facilities near the finish area courtesy of Catterick Racecourse. Please treat these with respect and ensure that they remain in a clean state at all times.

Getting There

Location of start

The racecourse is situated just off the A1 approximately 5 miles south of Scotch Corner, on the outskirts of Catterick Village. There is a free car park in Catterick Road directly opposite the main racecourse entrance. From there it is a short walk of approx 400 mtrs south-east to the parkrun start.

Getting there by public transport

Bus services are not currently available on Saturday mornings. Darlington is the most conveniently situated railway station, approximately 15 miles from the racecourse.

Getting there on foot

Please follow Getting there by road. There are footpaths alongside the main roads.

Getting there by road

For Sat Nav users, the postcode is DL10 7PE.

From the A1(M) North or South (new Junction 52) please follow the brown signs for Catterick Racecourse, also those for Brompton-on-Swale (A6055). The car park is on the left directly opposite the racecourse entrance.

From Catterick Garrison please follow the brown signs for Catterick Racecourse, also those for Brompton-on-Swale (A6055). The car park is on the left directly opposite the racecourse entrance.

From Richmond, follow the B6271 Richmond Road towards Brompton on Swale and take either Station Road or Bridge Road until they cross the A1(M) and then turn right when they join A6136 Gatherly Road. Head south until the road crosses the River Swale. As the road bends sharp right the car park is immediately on the right.

From Catterick / Catterick Bridge, head north along the A6136 High Street / Leeming Lane and go past the racecourse grandstands. At the next junction turn left onto Catterick Road and the car park is on the right.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the finish area - please come and join us!