Festival of Sport 2015

Welcome to the Doncaster Athletic Club Festival of Sport 2015!

We’ll keep updating this page with new information as it comes along, so keep checking back. Throughout the summer we will be hosting a number of events people can get involved in as well as a number of athletics competitions that all are welcome to watch too.

Events to Join In With

Road Races

SBWith the beautiful woodland as a backdrop and a mix of trails, grass and stone paths this is a great course but is still easy for spectators to access. All in all, a pleasant start to the season for any runner!

TCTaking in a few laps of the historic markets as well as a number of local streets this is a great opportunity to have a go at running or to spend an evening cheering on the athletes and supporting local sport.

CWFollowing rural roads around Cusworth Hall, with friendly marshals to cheer you on and clear country air, this undulating course is challenging but enjoyable.


Family Fun Days – Links & More Info to Follow

AFAurora Wellbeing is a local charity supporting men and women affected by cancer and their families through treatments to help raise their confidence and create a general sense of wellbeing.

CFThere are around 500,000 children in the UK living with a neurological condition, Cerebra works with families to make their lives better.


Track & Field Events

EEJoin us for an excellent evening of endurance! As well as competitive races for all abilities we showcase the club and the region’s finest talent with the highlight of the evening being the Doncaster Mile with £75 prizes for the fastest male and female.


Events to Watch

Track & Field Competitions

South Yorkshire County Athletic Association League     April 12th
A quiet competition that many athletes will use as a ‘warm up’ for the rest of the season, but it is still a competitive league that Doncaster AC traditionally does well in so there will still be a number of well-fought events.

Doncaster Athletic Club Open     May 9th
Every year this proves to be a big event with athletes travelling across the country to compete and hopefully smash their personal bests! For the first time we will be using electronic timing and a video wall, which gives a great experience for the athletes as well as keeping spectators at the heart of the action.

English Schools’ Athletic Association Champs (Area Round)     May 14th
This championship is the ultimate goal for all young athletes and is likely to be an exciting competition, held in partnership with Hill House School. This event is the local round where schoolchildren from across the county will arrive to fight for their place at the national finals.

Youth Development League     May 30th (Upper Age) May 30th (Lower Age)
Probably the most hotly contested league we comepete in, the YDL includes fixtures for Lower (U13 & U15) and Upper (U17 & U20) age groups with both events being busy and action-packed, with a exhaustive list of events that will push any team to their limit!

Northern Athletics League     June 6th
Senior athletes are the only ones permitted in this league, meaning a more sedate day with a feel of friendly competition and team spirit, however teams are still in it to win it, so expect particularly strong performances on the field events.

Disability Grand Prix     June 13th More Info to Follow

English Schools’ Athletic Association Combined Events Champs (Regional Round)     June 27th & 28th
This is a very presigious event for Doncaster AC to be hosting, with some of the top talent from all around the area arriving at our stadium to perform their best in runs, throws and jumps with the hope of securing a place at the national finals, or even on an international team, as our own athletes have done in the past.

Endurance Evening     July 8th
As well as competitive races for all abilities we showcase the club and the region’s finest talent with the highlight of the evening being the Doncaster Mile with £75 prizes for the fastest male and female. Please click here for more details or to enter. Please note there is a £2 entry fee for spectators.

Northern Athletics League Promotional Play-Offs     August 22nd
The best senior teams from the area clash with the aim of receiving promotion into a higher league, athletes will be a mix of those at the peak of their career and more experiences stalwarts. Strong performances across a wide range of track & field events are to be expected!


Get Involved in Athletics

Doncaster Academy of Athletics
Fun and engaging sessions for athletes of all abilities aged from 5 to 15. The cost is around £5 per session which gives you chance to try out the sport without spending too much, if you enjoy it, we’ll assess what you’re good at and what you enjoy so we can find you a suitable coach and training group in the main club.
Check out our brand new Mini-Pacers course!

Doncaster Pacers
Inspired by an NHS endorsed training plan, go from your couch to running 5k in just 9 weeks! Don’t forget there are a variety of groups to train with once you have more experience. Great for beginner runners and those looking to switch to a healthier lifestyle, Doncaster Pacers is a supportive group. All sessions are led by qualified and experienced run leaders, including Janet Kerry, Yorkshire & Humberside Run Leader of the Year 2014!