Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters. The course is run entirely on cement 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 Broadbeach Waters 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 Broadbeach Waters 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

The course starts at the back of the PCYC next to the cricket pitches. It joins the path travelling south into “Sons and Daughters Park”. You will have the waterway on your left and the busy Bermuda Street behind the trees on your right. The path breaks into three directions, take the first right to go under Bermuda Street. There will be signage. The path curves around to head north. You will travel over a small wooden footbridge with low green and red barricades on the side just before the next path intersection. Take note of the path to the left with a similar looking foot bridge BUT DON’T TAKE IT this is where you will come out of for the second loop. KEEP RIGHT continuing north with Bermuda Street on your right. Just before the 1km mark you will see Monaco Street. The path curves to the left (anti-clockwise) to follow Monaco Street in a south-west direction. Follow the path around Albert Park until the 2km mark where you will see toilets on your left. The toilets are a brown square shaped building with red trim on the support beams. There is a left turn in front of the toilets. You will have a 6 foot wire fence on your left and the lake on your right. This area is a dog off leash area so watch out for dogs. At the next intersection you turn left to do the second lap of the park following the same anti-clockwise path and again turning left at the toilets. After your second lap turn right at the wooden foot bridge to travel back to the PCYC. Follow the path under Bermuda Street steering to the left. On the return you will have Bermuda Street on your left and the waterway on your right. Enjoy!

Please Note: The course makes use of Albert Park, this park contains an off-leash dog exercise area adjacent to the path.

Facilities

PCYC Gold Coast: toilets, parking, canteen, gym, basketball stadium, boxing room, tennis courts, children’s’ playground.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the back of the PCYC next to the cricket pitches.

Getting there by public transport

There is a bus stop outside the PCYC on Monaco Street or another at the Sorrento Shops 100 meters north of the PCYC on Bermuda Street. Please refer to the bus timetables as they frequently change.

Getting there on foot

There is a foot bridge from Sorrento Shops to Monaco Street next to Bermuda Street. PCYC is south of the shops.

Getting there by road

Bermuda Street is the closest main street. There is a blue PCYC sign on Bermuda Street pointing down Fremar Street, Fremar Street quickly changes to Monaco Street. Continue along Monaco Street under the Bermuda Street overpass. The PCYC is the first turn right. You will see the large Basketball Stadium Size facility with ample carparking available in the front and the back

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in PCYC Gold Coast, 180 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters - please come and join us!