The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Bega Racecourse, Bega. The course is run on a mixture of granite 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.
The Bega 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.
- Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Bega parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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
Bega parkrun is a beautiful run that takes in vistas of the Bega river, Mumbulla Mountain, Black Range and beautiful diverse parkland. The run is a loop run with 2 turnaround points. Start on the gravel path near the old stables and head in a clockwise direction along the gravel path that follows the river near the end of this path you will go through bollards and just beyond is a concrete path. This is Tarraganda Road and you turn left on to the concrete path, go over Tarraganda Bridge and just after this is the first turnaround. Follow the path back and go over the Bega Anabranch Bridge follow the signs, turn right and go to the end of the concrete path. You then turn left on to a gravel path to go to the Bega River Reserve where there is a 2nd turnaround point. Return along same path to the finish.
The course is undulating and there are two causeways to pass through.
Lots of free parking. No need to cross any roads to get to event
Location of startThe run starts on the gravel path near the old stables.
Getting there by public transportNone
Getting there on footFrom Bega Post Office it is an easy 1.4k walk - head east on Carp Street and turn left onto East street and follow concrete footpath to the end. This is where the event will start.
Getting there by roadFrom Bega Post Office head east on Carp Street for 600m to end of road turn left onto East Street and travel north for 600m.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Café Evolve - please come and join us!