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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Berrinba Wetlands, Browns Plains. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, wooden bridges 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 Berrinba 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 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 Berrinba 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

This is a 5km circuit running in an anti-clockwise direction. The pre-run briefing is conducted on the grass adjacent to the interpretive centre where the finish line is also located. For the first 1.3km you follow the wetland around keeping it on your left. Turning to your right and heading out to the back of the course for 2.7km to take in some mild undulations. You then take another right turn keeping the wetlands on your left for the final 1km to reach the finish line. The course takes in some amazing scenery of native flora and fauna, there is also some great views available from the bridges as you pass over them

Facilities

  • There are toilet amenities close to the start/finish.
  • There is a large kid’s playground within the park.
  • There is permanent gym equipment located around the park for further exercise after your parkrun.
  • An interpretive centre and viewing platform.
  • There are also several undercover areas available.

Getting There

Location of start

The pre-run briefing is conducted on the grass adjacent to the interpretive centre.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

From Browns Plains road turn into Wayne Goss Drive, follow this for 400 metres until you come to the interpretive centre. Proceed down the stairs or ramp to the start line

Getting there by road

If heading south from Brisbane along Beaudesert road turn left onto Browns Plains road. Follow this along till you come to a roundabout and turn left into Wayne Goss drive and follow this for 400 metres until you reach the interpretive centre and car park.
If the car park is full please feel free to use the (plentiful amount of) curb side parking available and follow the walking path to the interpretive centre and start line.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in various local cafés - please come and join us!