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 Burswood Peninsular, Burswood. The course is run entirely on permanent 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 Burswood Peninsula 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 Burswood Peninsula 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

Our course starts near the pedestrian bridge and gate D. At the start line our participants head north towards the Windan bridge and then turn along the river to run south again until they reach the path immediately south of the pedestrian bridge. A left turn there returns us to to the large gate D signs, and participants will stay to the right and run through the arbor, turning around at the bollards. Runners will then turn right as they come out of the arbor for another run out to Windan bridge. Once back on the river path, runners will turn back into the parklands and head towards the boardwalk which they will follow until they return to the river shared path, once again under the footbridge and left back up to the arbor. This time as runners leave the arbor they will head out towards the C pillar, running around the pillar and heading back towards the finish line.

Facilities

Toilets and drink fountains are available at various parts of the course.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts near the pedestrian bridge and gate D.

Getting there by public transport

Trains on the Armadale/Thornlie line stop at Perth Stadium station on weekends. The start line is a short walk from the station.

Getting there on foot

Take advantage of the numerous shared paths in the area to walk across from East Perth or the city. Paths run all along the Swan River right to our start line. The Mattagarup bridge is an excellent way to cross the river and brings you right to our start line.

Getting there by road

Exit Graeme Farmer Freeway at Victoria Park Drive and turn right into Camfield Avenue, turn right at the roundabout to access parking.
Alternatively exit Great Eastern Highway into Camfield Avenue, take the first exit at the roundabout and follow the road around to the second roundabout. Turn left into the carpark.
Parking is available on non-stadium event days just off Camfield Drive, Burswood.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café - please come and join us!