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The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Briars Country Lodge and Inn, 653 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths 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.
The Bowral 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 Bowral 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 page.
This a one lap, out-and-back course, which starts beside the Briars Inn. Runners will head along a narrow grass trail down a slight hill for 500m until they reach the bicycle path. They will then turn right and head along a concrete bike path for 2 kms, staying on the left side of the path as much as possible. They will then turn at the turning point and proceed back along the same path for 2kms. They will then turn left back on to the grass path and head back along a slight incline for 500ms back to the finish line near the Briars Inn.
Childrens play area
Overnight accommodation available at start/finish
Location of startThe run starts beside the Briars Inn.
Getting there by public transportThere is no public transport available for this venue. The nearest train station is 4kms away and no trains operate before 8am. The event location is on a bus route but there are no buses operating before 8am.
Getting there on foot
Getting there by roadBriars is located on the main road between Bowral and Moss Vale. Driving from Bowral, travel 5.5kms along Moss Vale Road, and Briars is on the right. Travelling from Moss Vale, head towards Bowral along the Moss Vale Road. Briars will be on the left. Park in the Briars carpark and follow the parkrun signs around the front of the Inn to the meeting point at the tables in front of the Inn.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Briars Country Lodge and Inn - please come and join us!