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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Aplins Weir, Mundingburra, Townsville. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and concrete 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 Aplins 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.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short 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 welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

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

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners 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

Starting on the Annandale Side of Aplin’s Weir at Weir Park, head toward the Murray Sport Complex turning left at the BMX track, continuing up to the skate park. Turn around at the skate park and head back down the same side of Ross River toward Aplin’s Weir to the finish line.

Facilities

There is a public toilet near the Rotary Park on Burt Steet Mundingburra. Water fountains and children’s playgrounds are on either side of Aplins Weir.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on the Annandale Side of Aplin’s Weir at Weir Park.

Getting there by public transport

There is no public transport available at this time of day.

Getting there on foot

From Lavarack Barracks walk north on Melton Black Drive towards Le Hamel Road. Continue onto MacArthur Drive. Cross over the traffic lights and continue on MacArthur Drive. At the round about take the second exit onto Annandale Drive. Turn left onto River Park Drive then right onto Escorr Place. Cross over Aplins Weir and turn right. With the river on your right side, head along another 200 meters where you will find the start.

Getting there by road

Travelling from Townsville City head south on Flinders St towards Stokes Street. Use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right onto Ross River Road. Turn left onto Oreilly Street. Turn right onto Burt Street and park near the Rotary Park. Parking is accessible on either side of Aplins Weir at Burt Street on Mundringburra side and Escott street or Fairlight Street on Annandale side.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Eden Cafe, Rising Sun Shopping Centre, 10/12 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra - please come and join us!