Running Club
York Acorn is a friendly, sociable, easy-going running club that was originally formed in 1982. With a mixture of ages, experience, abilities and interests (including road, trail, fell, cross-country and track) most runners will find something to suit them at our club. We participate in events at a local, national and international level and our members travel from all over the York region to run together. Our members vary widely and include super fast race-winners, those setting out to achieve their own personal challenges and those who are happy with a steady run among friends. Read more >>

Millenium Bridge Race, York

York Acorn running club, together with the City of York Athletics Club, hosts the annual Millenium Bridge Races, which feature several races each targeting runners of different abilities.

York and District Road Race League

York Acorn takes part in the local Summer Road Race League in which local running clubs compete in 6 races. Our club hosts the Knavesmire run.

Fell Running

Fell-running is an extreme form of off-road running that involves steep climbs and descents, and often crosses exposed open moorland, with a good few bogs and rivers thrown in for good measure.

James Herriot Way

A few York Acorn ladies take part in the James Herriot Way walk, 2010.

Latest News


It was good to see everyone out this week enjoying the ambiance and festivities of York on our traditional Christmas run round the snickleways of York. Thanks to Phil for leading us a merry dance round the back streets, main streets and restaurants!
Acorn Christmas2014
Over the Christmas period, we are meeting and running as follows:
Tuesday 23rd – Normal run with Pizza (£4) afterwards
Thursday 25th – York Parkrun is starting as normal 9am Knavesmire. No meeting in the evening
Tuesday 30th – Meet at club 11.30am for a run. No meeting in the evening
Thursday 1st - York Parkrun 9am Knavesmire. No meeting in the evening
Sunday 4th – York Relays 11am Knavemsire (£2 – entries close 10.40 at Hamilton Panthers) teams of 3 which can be made up on the day.
Tuesday  6th – Meeting as normal ie 7pm for 7.15pm run off

Food nights

There are a series of “food” evenings planned for the autumn/ spring. Normally we go for a run and return to the club for about 8.15ish. Food (curry, pie etc) is then served in the snug/ bar at about 8.30ish. It is a great way of meeting and socialising with other club members. The food costs £3. There is normally a raffle with prizes of beer, wine, chocolates or similar goodies.

Tuesday 23 September – Curry and Summer Series Awards

Tuesday 18th November – Pie and Peas

Thursday 29th January – Chilli

One or two volunteers are sought for each evening to help with the cooking. If you can help please let Gill Boynton or Jon Tat know.

Plea for York Marathon Volunteers

I was wondering if any of the members at York Acorn Running Club would be interested in supporting the upcoming Yorkshire Marathon on 12th October 2014.

As the lead volunteering officer for West Yorkshire Sport I am looking for volunteers for the Yorkshire Marathon for a variety of roles including:

  • Finish line Marshals
  • Drink Station Marshals
  • Baggage Store Marshals
  • Route Marshals

All that is needed is lots of enthusiasm and a positive attitude, excellent communications skills and to enjoy working as part of a team.
As one of the local running clubs I was hoping that this may be something you would like to get involved in. The members will benefit from the event by meeting new people, helping local and national charities and through supporting and improving the experience of our thousands of participants. Just to be aware, if the volunteers are aged between 14 -15 they will need to be allocated with their parent and if they are aged 16-18 they will work in a group.

Refreshments will be provided during their shifts and in addition to a huge thank you from the Team, all volunteers will receive an electronic certificate of appreciation after the event(s). A reward and recognition document will also follow shortly as part of the ‘Eventeers’ scheme.

I really hope that this is something you may be interested in. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks in advance,

Helen Galashan,
Development Officer, West Yorkshire Sport

West Yorkshire Sport

West Yorkshire Joint Services
Nepshaw Lane South
LS27 7JQ (Sat Nav)
Tel: 0113 3939950 | Mob: 07722 269 964
E-mail: helen.galashan@wysport.co.uk | Web: www.wysport.co.uk


Sutton Park 10km 28th September 2014

The Sutton Park 10k Race will be held this year on Sunday 28 September in Sutton on the Forest (about 9 miles North of York).  Its a flat, rural, mixed terrain race on parkland tracks and surfaced roads/tracks.  It’s a relatively fast course with last year’s men’s race won in a little over 30 minutes.
Its a friendly, local race run to support the village playing field.  There is plenty of free parking, a tea & cake tent for supporters (or post race re-fuelling) and every runner gets a momento.

You can enter by post or online via our website, www.sutton10k.org, or direct through Runners World or John Schofield (BookitZone).  We have already had a steady stream of entries with many runners returning every year.
We look forward to seeing your club at the Race in September!

Many Thanks,

The Sutton Park 10k Committee

Millennium Bridge Races

August 13, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Well done to all who completed the races this year. The conditions were great for a run along the river bank and over the Millennium Bridge.

The results are on the  Millennium Bridge Web Page

Dave, Andy, Ian


Filey beach race and Pickering 10km – both 21st September 2014

On behalf of Filey Lions Club I wish to inform you that we are running another 10K beach race this year which will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014. We are not for profit, charitiable organisation and if you could distribute this amongst your membership I would be most appreciative. Further information can be seen on our website at: http://www.fileylionsclub.co.uk/

Just a short note to ask if you would show the Pickering 10k on your events calendar. It is due to take place on 21st September 2014 at 11am. There is also a 5k for juniors and beginners which starts at 10am, also on the 21st Sept. Entry on the day or through www.runbritain.com.