The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Roma, QLD. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, bitumen paths and trail paths. 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 Roma 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 Roma 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


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Course Description

This is a two loop course that heads out and returns a similar way. The course commences on the Adungadoo Pathway across from the train bridge in the Big Rig parklands. It continues along the concrete pathway following the Adungadoo Pathway all the way until a Y section with the path before the Bungil footbridge that leads up onto Bungil St. Running along the side of the road. Turn right and follow Bungil street all the way until the 1st turn around point when Bungil street ends and turns to dirt (there is also a Road Closed sign here). Follow Bungil street back the same way you ran out and duck down back onto the Adungadoo pathway again the same way you ran up. Follow the Adungadoo back towards the start of parkrun where you will see the 2nd turnaround point to the right of the path just before the start line. Then head back along the Adungadoo pathway until you reach the Y section, this time turning left to head under the Bungil footbridge following the path until the final turn around point where the pathway ends. Once you have turned around follow the Adungadoo pathway back to the finish line between the two trees you started from!

Facilities

The Big Rig Parklands has toilet facilities, car parking facilities, water bubblers and a café onsite. Facilities within theBig Rig parklands are very suitable for children and include a large grassed area which could be used as a children's play.

Roma farmers markets are also held every 3rd Saturday of the month where park runners can walk over after they finish and enjoy coffee, brekky and even pick up some groceries!

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the opposite side of the train bridge along the Adungadoo Pathway. You will see the train bridge if you follow the train track lines that start at the public toilets and follow a loop across the train bridge.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately Roma does not have any public transport, only Taxis.

Getting there on foot

Depending on where you are staying in town, the Big Rig is no more than a 3km run to the start line. So if you are keen and don't mind an earlier start, why not jog down!?

Getting there by road

The Roma Big Rig parklands is located at 2 Riggers Rd, Roma, QLD, 4455.
If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 4455.
From the major motorway you enter to town on (Warrego Highway)?and the Big Rig parklands is on the right hand side of the road. It is literally at the entrance of town.
There is plenty of parking available at the Big Rig parklands. For more information visit The Big Rig Facebook page.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Roma Expresso Coffee Van - please come and join us!