The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Mildura Weir - Lock 11, Mildura. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Mildura Weir parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Mildura Weir parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

Out and back riverside course past the historic Mildura Homestead with the start and finish location near the carpark opposite Rio Vista Park just east of Lock 11 at Mildura Weir.

Facilities

Drinking water and toilets available near Lock 11 and the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, as well as Mildura Homestead.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts near the carpark opposite Rio Vista Park just east of Lock 11.

Getting there by public transport

**Allow for a 20 minutes walk

Bus: Nearest bus stop is the corner of Eighth Street and Deakin Ave. Services Red Cliffs, Gol Gol, Wentworth and Merbein. From the stop walk north east along Deakin Avenue to the T-intersection at Seventh Street. Turn left into Seventh Street then cross the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Langtree Avenue. Access the riverfront via the stairs/ ramps across the rail tracks. Continue west keeping river on right 800m past the Tennis Club on left to a carpark where the road becomes one way. The start is on the grass riverside of the carpark opposite the dog area at Rio Vista Park.

Train: The nearest train station is Mildura (serviced by V-Line bus only). From station walk south east to pedestrian crossing. Walk across the crossing towards the river. Follow the walking trail west between Hugh King Drive and the river. Continue north west past Cafe de Caravan past the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club on left. Head to the start area on the riverside track opposite the dog area at Rio Vista Park.

Getting there on foot

From the pedestrian crossing near corner of Seventh Street and Langtree Avenue, access the Mildura Riverfront via the stairs and (or) ramps across the railway tracks. Continue west keeping river on your right 800m past the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club on the left to a carpark where the road becomes one way. The start/finish will be on the grassy area riverside of the carpark opposite the off leash dog area at Rio Vista Park.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the postcode is 3500. Nearest landmark is Lock 11 (start line is approximately 200 mtrs from Lock).

From the south/west and town centre: From Deakin Ave (Sturt HWY A20) travel north east to the end at Seventh Street T-intersection. Turn right at traffic lights into Seventh Street, travel 200m then turn left into Hugh King Drive (via underpass) travel 100m and continue left along Hugh King Drive. Continue west & keep river on right 900m past Rowing Club, past Cafe De Caravan and Mildura Tennis Club on the left to a carpark where the road becomes one way. The start/finish will be on the grassy area riverside of carpark opposite the dog area at Rio Vista Park.

From the north (NSW Buronga): Head south along Geoge Chaffey Bridge. Turn right into Seventh Street. Turn right into Hugh King Drive (via underpass), travel 100m and continue left along Hugh King Drive. Continue west 900m keeping river on your right past the Mildura Tennis Club on the left to a carpark where the road becomes one way. The start is on the riverside of carpark opposite the dog area at Rio Vista Park.

Parking available near the start/finish opposite Rio Vista Park with more spaces available in front of Lock 11 and the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Cafe De Caravan - please come and join us!