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Outdoor Event:Dalby Forest parkrun** CANCELLED ** at Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

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Outdoor Event, from 19 Sep 2020, free entry

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

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Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Trail Length
3.1 miles (5 km)

Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT

These events take place in pleasant forest surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. From those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome.

The Dalby Forest parkrun takes in lovely valley views, winding through forest and pasture alongside Dalby Beck.

Register online with parkrun to find out more about the course and get your barcode.

What is Dalby Forest parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
The event takes place at Dalby Forest Courtyard, Low Dalby, Pickering, YO18 7LT. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Dalby Forest parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email to help.

We're friendly!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Dalby Forest Courtyard Café and Dalby Forest Visitor Centre Café - please come and join us!

What do I do on the day of the run?
Once you have registered and printed out your own personal barcode, you just need to turn up ready to run at whichever event you want whenever you want - we take care of the rest.

When you join us for a volunteer stint, walk, jog or run please wear something comfortable. There are no hard and fast rules but please bear in mind that this is a family-friendly event.

There are no numbers to wear, no safety pins, no fuss, no bother. All you'll need is your printed barcode.

At the start line

Make your way to the start area and be ready to run at your event's specified start time.

The run director will usually make important safety announcements before the start; please listen carefully to these as they may change from week to week.

Please think carefully about where you will start from; if you are likely to complete the run quicker than 19 minutes make sure you're at the front. If you're likely to take longer than 30 minutes please start further back - this is for everybody's safety.

On the Run Director's start instruction we will start the stopwatch - please take care of other participants, particularly our younger ones and enjoy your run.

All parkrunners set off at the same time, starting after the Run Director says go and before the Tail Walker, regardless of whether they walk, jog, run and/or have a dog or buggy with them.

For information on your local parkrun, including details of where to find the start line, visit the course page on the event's website.

At the finish line

Your time will be recorded as you cross the line.
Please do not ask the timer for your time - it's a difficult job - you'll find out your time soon enough.

As you head into the finish area you will be handed a position token.

The finish area is different at each of our events - some have taped funnels, others are 'imaginary' funnels marked with cones.
Please do not leave the funnel until you have been given a finish position token (it really messes up our results and takes an age to sort out); if you don't want your result recorded, please do not go near the finish line.
We also ask all participants to cross the finish line just the once and to do so alone (please do not cross the line with non-participants).

Once you've been given your finish position token, take it to one of our volunteer Scanners and present your personal barcode and finish token. Do not walk off until your result has been recorded.
Remember, if you didn't bring a printed barcode, you won't get a result.

You may find that there is a queue after the run while everybody waits to get their result recorded.
This is a great opportunity to chat with your fellow parkrunners.

Finally please leave the finish position token behind - they are not souvenirs and are expensive to replace, but do remember to take your personal barcode with you and save it for the next week.
If you do take one home please let the event director know as soon as possible and make arrangements with them to return it. The event email address can be found at the bottom of the event's website or in your results email.

What should I do if I don't finish my run?

If you are in need of assistance, please ask your fellow participants, marshals or event organisers for help.
If you don't complete the whole course you don't need to do anything, but we would ask that you do not cross the finish line or have your barcode scanned as that will confuse the results.

Your result

When the event has finished the event team will process the results and soon after you will receive an email with details of your run.

If you do not receive an email after your run please see I had my barcode scanned, but I'm shown as unknown athlete

Don't forget to bring your printed personal barcode. That's it; no number to wear, no safety pins. No fuss, no bother.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 Sep 2020
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Free entry


Dalby Forest Visitor Centre,
Low Dalby,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7LT



See location of Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 856874  Lat: 54.27509 Long: -0.68692

By Road:
Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Road or from Thornton Le Dale on the A170
By Public Transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu