The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Weston Park Road, Weston Park, Yarralumla. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths and 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 Burley Griffin 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 Burley Griffin 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

Course Description

This is an out and back course, starting near the Weston Park playground, and running along the path out towards the park entrance. Following the path from the start, the lake will remain on your left until you meet the turn-around point - then head back the same way you came.

This is a gently undulating course that starts on gravel before quickly transitioning to newly laid bicycle path, and is suitable for prams and dogs on leads.

To the left of the path is the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, with Black Mountain in the background. You wind your way back out towards the park entrance, before turning at the 2.5km mark (marshal on site) and head back the same way - providing high-5’s to your fellow parkrunners.


Toilets are located in the park, along with plenty of free parking and children’s playgrounds.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts near the Weston Park playground.

Getting there by public transport

Public transport does not operate to Yarralumla on a Saturday in time for this event.

Getting there on foot

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, enter Weston Park Road, Yarralumla.

If travelling from Canberra city centre, take Commonwealth Avenue, cross the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and turn right at Coronation Drive. Head straight through the roundabout onto Alexandrina Drive, following it all the way past the YMCA Sailing Club, to Weston Park.

If travelling from Tuggeranong, take the Tuggeranong parkway until the Cotter Road exit. Turn right onto Cotter Road. Follow for Xkm, then turn left into Dudley St, Yarralumla. Turn left at the first roundabout into Novar Street and follow it to the end. Turn Left into Brown St, then right into Weston Park Road.

If travelling from Belconnen/Gungahlin, take the Gungahlin Drive/Caswell Drive/Tuggeranong parkway, until Cotter Road exit. Turn left onto Cotter Road. Follow for Xkm, then turn left into Dudley St, Yarralumla. Turn left at the first roundabout into Novar Street and follow it to the end. Turn Left into Brown St, then right into Weston Park Road.

Parking is available close at same location as the Miniature Railway (follow the signage in the park).

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Station Stop Café - please come and join us!