The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in James Drysdale Recreational Conservation Centre, Bunya. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths, dirt 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 Bunyaville 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • This course is NOT suitable for buggies or pushchairs.
  • Please bring water with you for the whole event. There is no water available on the course.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Bunyaville 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


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Course Description

This is a 100% trail course across rough ground with hills and a small creek crossing.
The start is approximately 200 metres from the briefing point at the northern end of Sports Lane. From the start the course heads up the hill back towards Sports Lane before turning around 180 degrees and running back to the start line to turn around 180 degrees once again and turn left after 50 metres up a small section of single track to Bower's Break track. The course turns right up Bower's Break and heads straight up the hill to the gate near the Jinker Track. Turn 180 degrees run on to the GT track across the creek to the gate at Duggandan Road. Turn around and reverse the same route, ending at the top of the hill near Sports Lane.

The course runs through Bunyaville Regional Park with dry sclerophyll forest and a small area of dry rainforest along the small creek. The park provides habitat for a variety of fauna including birds, snakes, wallabies, ticks and spiders.

Bunyaville Regional Park is a shared multi-use recreational area frequented by mountain bike riders and hikers.

Facilities

The Pine Hills Dirt Racing club allows Bunyaville parkrun use of the nearby toilets. There are no nearby drinking fountains so please ensure that you bring plenty of water.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts approximately 200 metres from the end of Sports Lane, James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya with the briefing held at the northern end of Sports Lane car park.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately there is no nearby public transport operating at the time of the event.

Getting there on foot

From Old Northern Road, turn into the Jinker track and follow for 3.5 km. Turn right after the large green sign - James Drysdale Recreational Reserve. Pass the SES brick building and take the first right into Sports Lane. Continue north to the bottom of the hill where a dirt racing track, netball courts and eucalyptus forest can be seen.

If coming from Collins Road. Turn into the Jinker Track and after 150 m take the first Left into the James Drysdale Recreational Reserve. Follow directions from SES building as above.

Getting there by road

From Old Northern Road, turn into the Jinker track and follow for 3.5 km. Turn right after the large green sign - James Drysdale Recreational Reserve. Pass the SES brick building and take the first right into Sports Lane. Continue north to the bottom of the hill where a dirt racing track, netball courts and eucalyptus forest can be seen.

If coming from Collins Road. Turn into the Jinker Track and after 150 m take the first Left into the James Drysdale Recreational Reserve. Follow directions from SES building as above.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at a BYO picnic. Tea, coffee and food to share - please come and join us!