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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Doncaster. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 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 Cusworth Hall 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 lymediseaseuk.com 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.
  • 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 Cusworth Hall 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

The course starts and finishes on the driveway in front of Cusworth Hall. It is a slightly extended out and back route which explores the undulating terrain of Cusworth Hall Park. Following level paths in front of the hall and around the car park, the course drops down to the lakes at the southern end of the park. After running around the lakes the course zig-zags uphill across the main lawn before heading towards the finish.

Facilities

The toilets are located approximately 50 metres from the start/finish adjacent to the hall.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on the driveway in front of Cusworth Hall.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: The number 41 bus from Doncaster Interchange stops on Kempton Park Road. This is the nearest bus stop to the site and is approximately 200m from the park entrance.

Getting there on foot

Several public footpaths lead to Cusworth Hall Park. One of the footpaths links with the Trans-Pennine Trail, less than 500m from the hall.

Getting there by road

Cusworth Hall parkrun is located approximately 3 miles from Doncaster town centre within the grounds of Cusworth Hall Museum & Park. The postcode is DN5 7TU but as you get close please ensure you follow the signs to the car park and do not park in the village. Please note that the postcode does not work with all Sat-Nav devices.

Cusworth Hall is signposted from the A1 (Jn37) and the A638. Leave the A1 at Junction 37 and follow the sign for Doncaster. After 800m there is a right turn (clearly signposted) for Cusworth and the Hall.

From Doncaster, follow the A638 York Road. After approximately 1 mile take the clearly signposted left turn onto Cusworth Lane and the Hall and park are approximately 1 mile along this road.

Where possible please use the dedicated parkrun parking area adjacent to the main visitor car park. Vehicular access will be restricted whilst the event is in progress. Car parking is free for the duration of the event until 10.30am, afterwards normal charges will apply. Please display a spare barcode in your car windscreen. A number of blue badge spaces are available in the main car park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Butlers Tea Room (open from 9.30am) - please come and join us!