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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. It's run in Sheringham Park (National Trust), Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL on multi-terrain, although some sections of the course do accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain.. 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 Sheringham 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.
  • 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 Sheringham 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

This out and back route along wooded rides includes a 1.5 km clockwise loop at the midway point which takes in stunning views towards Weybourne windmill, the North Norfolk railway and breathtaking coastal scenery. The route starts and finishes close to the visitor centre, cafe, toilets and parking facilities. All the tracks consist of a firm base but may be muddy in places during wet weather, whilst the terrain is undulating with dips and climbs. Some participants will prefer trail running shoes. The route is marked by orange arrows and temporary signs, with marshals at key points.


Parking at Sheringham Park National Trust site is free for parkrunners up until 10.30 on parkrun day.

Getting There

Location of start

A pre-run briefing is held on the field adjacent to the car park, following which there is a short walk to the start line.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Sanders Coaches provide regular services from Fakenham, Holt, Cromer and North Walsham all stopping at Upper Sheringham. See for timetables. Train: The nearest mainline station is Sheringham 2 Miles away (approx 40 mins by foot, 20 mins by cycle). This route begins at Norwich, via Wroxham/Hoveton and North Walsham. See for rail departure times.

Getting there on foot


Getting there by road

The park is 5 miles west of Cromer, 6 miles east of Holt. Main entrance at junction of A148/B1157. For Satnav enter NR26 8TL.

Parking at Sheringham Park National Trust site is free for parkrunners up until 10.30 on parkrun day.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Courtyard Cafe - please come and join us.