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

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.

Millennium Bridge Races

August 13, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Millennium Bridge race details are on this link:


We look forward to seeing you at the event

Dave, Andy, Ian


A thank you note from John Tattersall

Many thanks to Doug Scott who organised my surprise party on my 65th birthday. Also to everyone else that helped and especially to you for taking the time out.

To Christine and George at the Star Inn, North Dalton (what do you think of the famous steak pie?); Christine’s recipe of 30 years going back to when they had the Gait Inn at Millington. We used to meet every Thursday night all the year round, head torch in the winter followed by drink and a steak pie. Happy days.
I set off on Monday and was booked in at Robin Hoods Bay Tuesday night. My intention was to walk to Scarborough on Wednesday morning but ended up stopping at the Star Inn at North Dalton.
So once again many thanks also for the gift of a Tom Tom Runner.

Enjoy your running
John Tat

Club gear

We have some new club kit, with t-shirts and hoodies available in any colour and running t-shirts and vests in our club colours. Prices for these items are:

Running vest – £14

Running t-shirt – £15

Cotton t-shirt with logo – £10

Hooded top with logo and club name on the back – £21.50

Hi-vis vest with club name on the back – £7

Please let John Tattersall know what size and colour you’d like

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Agenda for AGM 11th Feb 2014

York Acorn Running Club AGM agenda February 2014

AGM 11th February @ 7:15pm

February 11, 2014
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

Hi all, the York Acorn Running Club AGM will be held Tuesday 11th February at 7:15pm.  Please come and join this session to agree how we take the club forward in 2014