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

Summer Running

The summer is coming and the club will be out competing in the York Road 10km league. The races are on
28 April Pocklington  7pm start
12 May Tadcaster 7.30 start
26 May Easingwold 7.30 start
9 June Knavesmire 7.30 start
23 June Bishop Wilton 7.30 start
7 July Wistow (Selby) 7.30 start
21 July Bishopthorpe
The league web site is http://www.roadraceleague.org.uk/
If you need a lift to a race then post on the club facebook page or ask at training the week before.

For those who prefer the countryside then we will be competing in the north york moors summer series
The details are on the Esk Valley site under Fixtures – NEHRA Summer Series – the fixtures are
Wed 6 May Carlton challenge (5m)
Wed 20 May Fox and Hounds (9m)
Wed 10 June Ossey Oiks (5m)
Wed 24 June Whorlton Run (6m)
Wed 08 July Guisborough Grunt (6m)
Wed 27 July Cock Howe (7m)
Wed 5 Aug Gribdale Gallop (7m)
Wed 12 Aug Calton Misummer meander (6m)
Wed 26 Aug Inclined to Madness (6m)
Sat 12 Sept Castleton Show (road 6m)
Sat 20 Sept Viking chase (6m)
Wed 30 Sept Roseberry Topping (1.5 miles with a bit of a hill)
We normally share lifts to these races – leaving York about 5:30. Watch the club facebook pages for details.

AGM Tuesday 17th February 7pm

February 17, 2015
7:00 pmto8:00 pm


The agenda for our AGM, to be held on Tuesday 17th February at 7pm can be seen below


  1. Chairman’s Report
  2. Secretary Report
  3. Treasurer Report
  4. Captains’ Report
  5. Summer League
  6. AOB

We plan to head out for a run by 8pm after the AGM.  We look forward to seeing all members for this annual meeting.

Thank you letter from Jerry&Helen Barnes

We have received this lovely letter from Jerry&Helen Barnes:

Dear John

Would you please pass on my thanks to all the club members who supporting the social invite which raised £250 towards Martin House hospice and the Sportsman Dinner which raised over £1,220 for an adapted bike for my daughter Rosa.

I have been a member of the club for 26 years and the efforts reflected here continue to make me proud to be a member.

I enclose a photo of the adapted bicycle which I am sure Rosa will make great use of in the summer.

Many thanks again

Jerry&Helen Barnes.


The photograph can be seen in our club changing room.

Hooded tops with York Acorn logo

If you’d like to order a hooded top with our club logo embroidered on and the club name on the back then please add your name to the list in the club changing room and we’ll put in an order when we have a few requests.  They are available in many colours with red, black, grey and purple all  prooving popular to date.

Pizza night

February 26, 2015
8:15 pmto9:30 pm

Gill and Jane are organising a pizza night after running on Thursday 26th February.  Please let one of the committee know if you’d like to join this social and fun get together.  John Tat has a list of those who are interested at the club and the cost will be £4.

Summer League Fixtures

Welcome to the York Road Race League 2015

As 2015 marches on, thoughts, as ever, turn to the Summer League!  So here’s this year’s schedule.

28 April Pocklington
12 May Tadcaster
26 May Easingwold
9 June Knavesmire
23 June Bishop Wilton
7 July Wistow
21 July Bishopthorpe

You may have noticed a difference for the handicap race this year, which is being held in Bishopthorpe.  Watch this space for more information.

Read more: http://m.yorkroadleague.webnode.com/