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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 in Queens Park, Bundaberg. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac 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.

Course Safety

The Bundaberg 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 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 Bundaberg 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

A three lap course ran in an anti-clockwise direction.
Walk down the hill from the carpark and toilets and turn right onto the first path and walk along until you arrive at the first stump on your right hand side. This is the starting stump. Follow the path until it comes to a left hand bend near the river outlet, turn right here and go through the bollards and start to head up the hill, in the distance slightly to your left on the grassed area there’s a 2nd stump, head for the 2nd stump, keeping it on your left and go around it, then back down through the bollards again this time heading straight ahead along the river Take the 2nd entry into the middle section of the park, follow that path around to the right and exit onto main road, turn left and continue along down through the causeway, up the hill and turn left onto the next path and head back to start to complete a lap. On the third lap, just after you arrive at the starting stump, veer off to the left onto the grassed area and finish between 2 large trees.

Facilities

Toilets, BBQs, Tables, Swings, Carpark.

Getting There

Location of start

Walk down the hill from the carpark and toilets and turn right onto the first path and walk along until you arrive at the first stump on your right hand side. This is the starting stump.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately there are no busses this early.

Getting there on foot

Go past the Bundaberg Hospital and turn right at the Mater hospital onto Hope St and follow onto the dirt road. If coming from South turn left.

Getting there by road

Go past the Bundaberg Hospital and turn right at the Mater hospital onto Hope St and follow onto the dirt road. If coming from South, turn left.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Hit n Run Barista Mobile Coffee Van - please come and join us!