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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley. 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 Cliffe Castle 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.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • 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 for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Unfortunately this course is not suitable for pushchairs or buggies.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Cliffe Castle 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

The course is 3 and a half anti-clockwise laps of the park on a hard path some of which is uneven in places. Starting outside the main entrance to the museum and finishing on a lower path in front of the museum.

Unfortunately this course is not suited to buggies.


There are toilet facilities adjacent to the café which will open at 09:30 hrs. Children's play park, aviary and small animal house.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts outside the main entrance to the museum.

Getting there by public transport

The 62, Dalesway 66 and M4 Mainline buses all pass the lower main main gates of the park and stop here. The park is a mile from Keighley main bus station in the town centre.

Getting there on foot

The park lies park 1 mile north of the town centre.

From the train station take Cavendish Street to the Skipton Road turn right and continue, Spring Gardens Lane is further up on the left.

From the bus station walk in front of the town hall to Skipton Road, turn right, then follow the above instructions to Spring Gardens Lane.

Getting there by road

Use BD20 6LH for Sat Nav.

Approaching from Keighley town centre take Skipton Road (A629) towards Skipton. After passing the cinema on the right take the next left, Spring Gardens Lane. The car park is three hundred yards on the right.

Approaching from the north or the Aire Valley Road, the park is signposted with a brown tourist sign from the roundabout by the retail park. Follow the A629 towards the town centre. Turn left at the next roundabout onto Skipton Road. In 300 yards turn right up Spring Gardens Lane.

There is parking in the museum car park and on Spring Gardens Lane outside the park

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Pavilion Café - please come and join us!