The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, stoned trail and forest 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

Clumber Park parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, 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.
  • 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 one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

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

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners 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

Our route is clockwise and starts and finishes close to the Central Bark Café.
Runners head east into woodland, then turn right following a downhill path, turning right again onto the lake shore path. You then run back towards the main carpark and turn right before the cycle hire point towards the start / finish area.
Remember it's two laps


  • Parking: National Trust car parking charges normally apply. However, these are waived for parkrun, but you must arrive before 9:00 a.m. and park in the designated area. Please have your barcode ready to show at the gate and leave a spare copy of your barcode displayed in your car window. All parking is in the overflow car park on the Event Field, unless otherwise directed.
  • Toilets are located nearby, behind Central Bark.

Getting There

Location of start

The start/finish area is close to the Central Bark Café, adjacent the cricket pitch at Clumber Park.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest bus stop is at Carburton, three quarters of a mile from the park, (two and a half miles from the start) catch the stagecoach bus, 'The Sherwood Arrow' between Worksop and Ollerton. Head towards the Clumber Park visitor facilities which are located on Clumber Lane.
The start/finish area is adjacent to Central Bark Café on the eastern side of the side cricket pitch which is located on Clumber Lane.

Getting there on foot

Clumber Park entrances are on the A614, B6034 and the A57. Enter Clumber Park and follow signs for ‘Clumber Park Visitor Facilities’ which are located on Clumber Lane.
The start/finish area is adjacent to Central Bark Café on the eastern side of the cricket pitch which is located on Clumber Lane.

Getting there by road

There are entrances to Clumber Park via Limetree Avenue off the A614 at Apley Head and the B6034 at Trumans Lodge and Carburton. Follow signs to ‘Clumber Park Visitor Facilities’. All parking is in the overflow car park on the Event Field, unless otherwise directed. For sat navs, use the postcode S80 3AZ. The Start and Finish of the run are located a 5 minute walk from the parkrun parking area, next to the eastern side of the cricket pitch and adjacent to Central Bark Café.

Post Run Coffee

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