York 2018

Following the success of the Leeds 5K Race Series , comes the York 5K Race Series.  Just like Leeds, it's a fast, (maybe faster?) chip-timed 5K, run on a cycle circuit as a race series, but in York not Leeds. 

Each race is on a Thursday evening at the York Sport Village, Heslington East.  The 2019 York season will consist of 10 monthly races (your 6 best performances from the 10 races to count for series prizes) between February and November 2018.  

Further information to follow before Christmas. 


last updated 12/11/18




first race is 19:15 THURSDaY 12th aPRIL 2018

The subsequent races in the series will be on the second Thursday of each month:

  • 09 August

  • 13 September

  • 11 October

  • 08 November

  • 12 April

  • 10 May

  • 14 June

  • 12 July

Each event comprises two races: an A race for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and a B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.

Start times:

7:15pm - B Race

8:00pm - A Race


The EvenSplits York 5K Race Series will be run on the cycle circuit at:

University of York Sport Village
Heslington East
Lakeside Way
York YO10 5FG

If driving, please do not park at York Sport Village, use the car parks further along Kimberlow Lane (see map).   Do not park on the access roads, bus lane or turning circle.  If you travel by car, please car share if you can.

Alternatively, York Sport Village is situated close to Grimston Bar Park & Ride.  Or why not cycle here; it is a cycle circuit after all!

How much is entry?

There are two entry routes: enjoy the convenience and cost-savings of a season ticket, or enter each race separately.

  1. The simplest way to enter is to buy a season ticket. This is the only means to guarantee entry to any and all 8 races. Once registered and paid for, you will not need to register again all season. You will collect your season race number at the first race and then you just turn up each month with your number and run. Simples!

  2. Alternatively you can enter each race in turn. The first time you register, you will need to pay for your season race number (this number is valid for all 8 races in the season but does not guarantee your place) and your race entry fee. Subsequently you will only pay for your race entry fee.


  • Season ticket: £30 (affiliated) / £35 (unaffiliated) for all 8 races and your race number. That's as little as £3.75 per race!

  • Individual race entry: £5 (affiliated) or £7 (unaffiliated) + one-off purchase of your race number £3

There is no entry on the day. You must enter in advance online at RaceBest.

Your race number may not be swapped or transferred. There are strictly no refunds or deferrals for race numbers or race places. 

If you lose or damage your race number, you will need to buy a new number to take part again.  No number, no race!

Is it chip-timed?

Yes. The chip is embedded in your race number and it is your responsibility to keep your number, once issued, for the whole season. Numbers from previous seasons or from other EvenSplits events will not be accepted.

Is it licensed?

Yes, so the results will appear on Power of 10.

Are there prizes?

Series prizes will be awarded on the basis of your 5 best performances from the 8 races.

Prizes for the 2018 series will include Mens and Ladies Winners, plus first place for Junior and Vet Categories and a prize to the best age-graded score across the whole series.