Athletic Tracks

Carn Brea Athletics Track

Carn Brea track was opened in 1974 by Cornwall County Council as part of the Carn Brea Leisure Centre. It closed in November 1999 but following much local support reopened in February 2000 as a charitable trust company.

The track nestles below the ancient hilltop site of Carn Brea on which sits a medieval castle and a nineteenth century monument erected in memory of Lord Francis Basset, Lord de Dunstanville. Geevor tin mine - the last operating mine in Cornwall - is close-by.

The track is the only eight-lane athletics track in Cornwall, suitable for national and county competitions. The track is the host to the county’s most prestigious athletics events, as well as the base for a number of inter- and intra- school sports days.

Carn Brea is home to Cornwall Athletic Club. Details of their training nights can be found on their website. Cornwall A.C. have been very supportive of the track with grant applications to supply new equipment, covers for equipment and more recently a new throwing cage, judging steps and starters stands.

Athletics Track Details

Synthetic 400m, 8 lanes , 10 lane straight, pole vault, high jump, 2 long/triple pits, shot circle, 2 javelin run ups & new discus/hammer cage.

Telephone: 01209 714766

More details on the facilities can be found here on the RunTrack website.

Booking Information

The track is available for private booking and hourly hire: to arrange email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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