There are lots of great running events, clubs and venues in Newark and Sherwood.


Every Saturday at 9am, a times run is held for free in local parks around the world. All you have to do is register and turn up ready to run, jog or walk the 5k course.
Your local parkruns are at:

Sconce and Devon Park
Clumber Park

For more information and to register visit the parkrun website

Running Clubs

Fernwood Running Club

A friendly informal club who meet four times a week.

Newark Striders Running Club

The club is for anyone who wants to run but is unsure how to start and they welcome runners of all abilities. Anyone applying for membership shall be eligible regardless of ability, race, colour or any other factor.

Mondays is an absolute "I'm not really sure I can run!" beginners class from 18:45 - 19:30 meeting outside Flowserve Social Club.

If you are already running a little then you will find plenty of runners in the club who will be able to push you that bit further and faster - just have a chat with them and they'll see what they can do. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate minors in the club.

Beginners and intermediates meet on Wednesdays at 6.45pm, meeting outside the Flowserve Social Club.

Contact Wyn Thomas on 07879 997455
Or find them on Facebook

Notfast Running Club

Notfast was founded in 1986 as a veterans’ running club. In 2013 membership was opened up to anyone over the age of 20 There is no upper age limit and we still have active members in their 70’s. We cater for all abilities from the experienced runner to the complete beginner who has done little or no running.

Southwell Running Club

A  friendly club that believes in fun while you run, offering a wide range of running and social activities.

Newark Half Marathon

Sunday 14 August 2016

Start time



£23 (UKAA affiliated) £25 (non-affiliated) plus registration fee


Race contact email


The setting is historic Newark with its castle and civil war museum. The race starts in Sconce and Devon Park, site of civil war battles, passes the Ice Age Journey dig, where our ancestors settled over 13,000 years ago, skirts East Stoke, site of the bloodiest civil battle through Elston, birth place of the Darwin family, then back to Sconce Park. 
The route is flat and fast and mainly on closed roads.


The 2016 Newark Half Marathon is the Nottinghamshire County Championships. Medals will be awarded across the age categories to all those who are eligible. When applying please indicate you wish to take part in this. Entry requirements are being a member of an affiliated club and either being born in Notts or resident for at least the last 9 months.

The organisers feel strongly that prizes should be awarded equally with respect to gender and age category. This recognises age graded ability and not simply the fastest.

Women: 65+, 55+, 45+, 35+, senior
Men: 70+, 60+, 50+, 40+, senior

Gift vouchers for £40 and £20 for first and second place in each category respectively will be awarded. Presentations will take place as soon as possible after the finish.

The Fun Run

This run is for all the family, young and old. Only £5 to enter and you can raise money for charity if you wish. Beaumond House is supporting the run and all proceeds will go to them. All finishers will receive a medal. The run is a Run England accredited race route of 2k around the periphery of Sconce and Devon Park. It is strictly limited to 150 runners, with marshals and spectators supporting along the way. it will be run under the same regulations as parkrun but is only 2k long.

Charity partner

Beaumond House Community Hospice - a registered charity that is committed to providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in Newark and district, since 1987

Volunteer request

The Newark Half Marathon organising team are looking to recruit volunteers willing to carry out registration duties/marshalling/setting up - taking down the start and finish/water station duties both during the event and for some tasks leading up to the event.

Register online to run or volunteer

Contact us

Sports Development Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
NG23 5QX

01636 655291

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