The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. It's run in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough on mostly tarmac paths and a short section on 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

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough 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.
  • 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 Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough 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

Two laps all on path around the park, going alongside the pond and through the wooded area at the back of the park. Start and finish close to the main car park.


Toilets are located in the courtyard finish area next to the map of the world start. The children’s play area is next to the start. Bench seating is available throughout the main park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the map of the world next to the children’s play area close to the car park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: There are a number of regular bus services that stop outside Ladgate Lane and Stokesley Road entrances to Stewart Park, including 63 (every 15 mins), 27, 38, 18, 19, 27a, 29. Train: There is a railway station very close to the Park. Marton station is situated 5-10 minutes walk from the start line and a number of Northern Rail Network services stop there, including the MetroCentre & Newcastle to Middlesbrough and Nunthorpe service. Further information on arrival and departure times of buses and trains can be gained by visiting:

Getting there on foot

Getting there by road

From the A19: take the ramp up to the A174 headed to Teesport/Thornaby/Redcar and take the exit off the roundabout marked A174 (the Parkway) heading east (Teesport/ Redcar). Take the ramp up to the A172, and turn left onto the A172 (Stokesley Road). Continue on until the junction with Ladgate Lane then turn right. After 500 metres, turn right into the park gates. This is the main car park and is very close to the start. Parking is free.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at one of the two cafes within the park, one up the slope from the finish courtyard and one inside the Captain Cook Museum building - please come and join us.