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Easingwold is a Georgian market town in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York and 10 miles south of Thirsk, just off the A19.

The Club meets on Thursday evenings at 6.50pm at the Galtres Centre (YO61 3AD) on the edge of Market Square. Please check our home page for arrangements relating to COVID-19.

During the lighter months we have regular away evenings in other locations, followed by a visit to a local pub.

Membership is open to runners over 18 and junior family members over 11. All abilities from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Make sure you read the information given here and our Frequently Asked Questions below.

If you've decided to give us a try, please go to our 'Join Us' page.

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Find out about our club training sessions , what's involved and when they take place

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Download our Safe Running Guide (PDF) and our Good Practice Guide (PDF) which aim to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members.

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In the lighter months, we arrange 'away evenings' in the on and off road in the countryside around Easingwold, followed by a visit to a local pub. We also have a summer and Christmas events.

In accordance with the Club Constitution, juniors aged 11-17 must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian. The maximum distance permitted for athletes in open competition are given in the UK Athletics Rules for Competitions, (PDF 3MB), page 72 onwards.

 We have three ways to interact on social media:

  • A Facebook forum to communicate amongst club members (closed group)

  • A Facebook page to promote the club and engage with those interested in what we do within the community

  • A Strava group for members to share their training efforts (closed group).

See our Social Media policy here (PDF).

If you choose to become a member, Easingwold Running Club (ERC) is committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 up to 24 May 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on and from 25 May 2018.

We will collect certain information about you which will include your name, date of birth, gender, email address, address, telephone number, emergency contact and any health issues you disclose, as well as details of any coaching or officiating licenses you hold.

Read the our full Data Protection Statement (PDF)

We need to follow strict guidelines in order to be able to meet up as a group whilst COVID transmission is a risk. See our COVID training Risk Assessment (PDF).

Frequently asked questions

What ages are the forest boxes designed for?


The Forest Box for Kids is designed for ages 5-8 with the help from an adult. Ages 9-12 can successfully complete activities independently.




I live in a forest/mountain/urban area.  Will the "forest" box still work for us?


Great question. Yes! Our boxes are appropriate for all bio-regions, and their themes and skills are universal to people all over the world. You may need to find a local farm, park or natural area to do some of the activities if you live in a more urban area, but the crafts and journals and the rest of the box will 'work' anywhere.




How challenging are the activities and crafts?


We are nature educators and have worked with a wide-range of people with varying degrees of experience. We've designed each box to work at a beginner level in terms of skills needed to complete the activities. We include detailed instructions, both written, illustrated and a 'how-to' video, to insure your success. We also have a private Facebook Group where you can post your questions, get support from our staff and educators as well as share your photos and completed crafts and adventures. We provide a link to this group once you subscribe.




My child loves glitter?  Do your boxes include glitter and shiny craft stuff?


Our boxes are not bright and shiny with lots of artificially made sparkly things. Most of our materials are nature-made and harvested from our own land or wild places nearby, and will be similar to what you would find if you were out in the wild. (We make sure they are clean and free of invasive species.) The sparkle of sunlight off of a rain drop on a flower, or the flash of fireflies provides all of the glittery beauty we need!




When will my box ship?


Our boxes ship on or about the 15th of each month. Free shipping to the domestic United States is included in our subscriptions. Please note: We have no control of the time of delivery once we hand off the boxes to the mailing service, so please allow a few days for your box to arrive! Thank you! We do not currently ship internationally yet, but plan to add this option in 2022.




How do I access the how-to videos and stories?


Your Activity Guide and Story Card includes a QR code that you can scan with your phone to get to that month's web page. This page includes the videos and the Audio Story links for that box. We also include a written link in that page in case you are unable to make the QR code work.




Can you describe more about what's inside each box?


Yes! Each box will contain a nature journal with a specific area of focus, eg. Tracking, weather, birds, wild edible plants, and will include details on the topic, a crossword puzzle or other kind of fun game and a place for your child to write down their observations. Your box, each month, will also contain a skill with a link to a how-to video as well as written instructions. Examples of skill activities are fire-making, shelter-building, cooking over a fire. Also included, with a detailed how-to video is your monthly craft. This may be making a stone tool, sanding and oiling a wooden pendant, casting an animal track or making a willow tray to name just a few. All the materials your child needs to complete the craft will be included in the box. Each month, your box will contain a "postcard" with a link to a recorded story that pertains to the nature focus. These are meant to inspire and stimulate your child's imagination wihen it comes to connecting to nature. Your box will also include a gear each month. A compass, bug balm, magnifying glass, and identification cards are a few of the gear items you'll receive.