The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at The Cinder Track, starting at Whitby Sixth Form, Whitby. The course is run entirely on trail 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.
The event is run along the historic tree lined Cinder Track, with the route offering majestic views of Whitby and the Esk Valley as you cross the iconic Whitby Viaduct. The newly resurfaced Cinder Track offers an ideal surface to enjoy your run, walk or jog. The start and finish are within the Whitby Sixth Form grounds by the Oak tree.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed this event.
Whitby Sixth Form has ample parking, a well stocked and welcoming café which is located in a building that has changing facilities and toilet provision; which includes disabled facilities. The site also has ample playing field space for non – participants to enjoy informal sports or walks.