Pontefract Racecourse

Directions and Public Car Parking

Leave the M62 at Junction 32 (this is the same junction as Xscape).

Follow the signs for the Raceourse towards Pontefract town centre.

As you follow the road towards the Town Centre, the Racecourse is situated on the right hand side in Pontefract Park.

For those of you who like to follow Sat Nav directions, our postcode is . WF8 4RA

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There will be parking stewards on site all day directing all traffic.


Cars can access the car parks numbered 2 & 5, via the roundabout marked A on the A639. Both car parks are grass and as such a final decision as to whether these are usable will be made during the week prior to race day. If the car parks are closed due to damp conditions, then parking will be away from the site and access via A will not be allowed. Parking off site will be at the owner’s discretion and responsibility.

Parking for officials will be in car park 1 and can be accessed via the roundabout marked A on the A639. An ESAA badge parking must be displayed to gain access. Disabled parking will also be at car park 1.

Parking in the red zoned areas is strictly forbidden.

Coaches & Minibuses

Parking for athletes arriving as a county in coaches and minibuses will be on site. All minibuses should park at car park 7 via entrance C, which can be accessed via the junction marked B. If coming from the North, there is no right turn at this junction. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all minibuses approach Pontefract Park from the South. If approaching from the North a U turn will have to be made at the first roundabout south of the Park.

If travelling by coach, again it is advisable to approach the Park from the South and stewards will guide coaches at Junction B into Car Park 6 which leads into Car Park 4. Junction B s on the intersect of the A639 and the B6134. As Car Park 4 becomes full, coaches will then park in Car Park 6.

Athletes will disembark and embark where their coach/minibus parks. Marshalls will be there to accompany counties to the course.


Entrance C, car park 7 – New College WF8 4QR

Entrance A, car parks 2 & 5 – WF8 4RA

Junction/Entrance B – Park Lane WF8 4QQ