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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 Bibra Lake Reserve, Bibra Lake. The course is run entirely on tarmac 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 Bibra Lake 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.
  • 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 Bibra Lake 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

This is a single lap course running counter–clockwise around Bibra Lake. It is quite a flat course.
Runners start on the shared path, on the west side of Bibra Lake, south of the playground and amenities. Follow the shared path south for several hundred metres, before turning east to follow the red/brown shared path around the south of the lake, keeping the lake close on our left hand side. Follow the path as it leads away from the lake, before turning left to head north. There will be a water tap and some toilets on the right hand side of the path. Keep on following the path north until it comes to a T junction, then turn left again to head west back towards the lake, and stay on the grey shared path, which will veer back towards a northerly direction, eventually coming to another left turn towards the northern end of the lake. Follow the path around the northern edge of the lake, then a short left turn before Progress drive (still on the grey shared path), to head south towards the finish line, which will be marked and ends just off the shared path


Toilets, including disabled toilets, located near the Progress Drive and Gwilliam Drive intersection. Two parking areas at the lake itself plus one large parking area at Adventure World (across the road from the lake and quite close to the start line.) Two playgrounds – one enclosed. BBQ facilities.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the shared path, on the west side of Bibra Lake, south of the playground and amenities, near Adventure World

Getting there by public transport

It is possible to catch a 520 bus from Cockburn Central train station , and get off at stop 20354 (Progress drive after Gwilliam st). The 520 also runs from Fremantle.

Getting there on foot

The start and finish are on the shared paths on the west side of the lake, near Adventure World.

Getting there by road

Bibra Lake parkrun starts and finishes parallel to Progress Drive.

Post Run Coffee

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