Sporting Event:Newtown parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run at Y Drenewydd | Newtownadd to shortlist

Newtown | River Severn

Newtown | River Severn

Newtown | River Severn

Park Run, free entry

SY16 2BB



The event takes place at Dolerw Park Bridge, Newtown, Powys. Every Saturday at 9:00am

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Dolerw Park Bridge, Newtown. The course is run entirely on a mixture of different surfaces. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

One lap out and back on river path followed by two laps on scenic route around the perimeter of the park, alongside the river. Parklands potentially muddy and slippery when wet. The start and finish are very close together and close to the main car park.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Oriel Gallery - please come and join us!

Location of start:
The start and finish are very close together and close to the main car park.

Getting there by public transport:
Bus station behind the café next to the pay and display car park.
Arriving by train go straight ahead following town centre signs cross at traffic lights continue straight ahead until you arrive at the bus station, pay and display car park. Parkrun start top of the car park by Dolerw Bridge.

Getting there on foot:
From bus station walk up through the car park past the café to Dolerw Bridge and start of parkrun.

Getting there by road:
If using SATNAV the nearest postcode is SY16 2NZ. Entering Newtown from the west A483 turn left at the second set of traffic lights. Entering Newtown from the east A483 turn right at 3rd set of traffic lights. After 300 yards turn left into main car park, Dolerw Bridge at far end of car park.
Please note this is a pay and display car park

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.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Pay & Display Car Parks: Back Lane SY16 2NH - long stay; Gravel Lane SY16 1AA - long stsy.


Free entry


SY16 2BB

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 108916  Lat: 52.51512 Long: -3.31512


BY TRAIN: Newtown railway station is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There is parking at the station and taxis are available in the town centre

BY BUS: Newtown bus station is located in the town centre off Back Lane (opposite Argos) with services from/to Shrewsbury, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Birmingham and London.

BY CAR: A458 from Shrewsbury to Welshpool; then A483.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newtown station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Pay & Display Car Parks: Back Lane SY16 2NH - long stay; Gravel Lane SY16 1AA - long stsy.

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