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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 New Earswick Sports Club, New Earswick, York. The course is run on a mixture of trail 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

New Earswick 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 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 New Earswick 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

Three laps, mostly on grass around the perimeter of the playing fields. The start and the finish is close to the car park


Toilets, showers and changing rooms are available to use within the clubhouse.
On site free parking is available.
Refreshments are available from the clubhouse located adjacent to the car park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts close to the car park.

Getting there by public transport

Number 1 bus from York Train Station (and other city centre locations) stops at the parade of shops in New Earswick. Alight there and with your back to the shops walk down Lime Tree Avenue using car directions above.

Getting there on foot

From York Train Station it is 2.7 miles to the venue. Leave the city centre by Gillygate and Clarence St before leading onto Haxby Road and remain on Haxby Rd until you reach the New Earswick shops and then follow as per public transport directions.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is YO32 4AG.
From city centre: Leave the city centre via Gillygate leading onto Clarence St. At traffic lights use right hand lane onto Haxby Rd. On entering the village of New Earswick, go straight on at the first mini roundabout. At 2nd mini roundabout, take 1st left on Lime Tree Avenue. At T- junction, turn left into White Rose Avenue and 1st right into the Sports Club car park.
From A64: Remain on A64 until you reach Hopgrove Roundabout. If travelling East (from Leeds) turn left onto Outer Ring Road (A1237). If travelling West (from Scarborough / Malton) turn right onto Outer Ring Road. Follow ring road over several roundabouts and turn left onto Haxby Road at signs for Nuffield Hospital. Remain on Haxby Rd for 0.5 miles and turn right at mini roundabout by shops onto Lime Tree Avenue then follow as per above.
On site free parking is available.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the New Earswick Sports Club - please come and join us!