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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 at Calamvale District Park, Calamvale. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths and wooden boardwalk. 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 Calamvale 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.
  • 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 Calamvale 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

This is a 2.37 lap anticlockwise course. One lap is 2104m measured along the concrete path. Starting at the centre of the park where the main north/south and east/west paths cross, head east along the central path and over the raised walkway to Benhiam St, north to Ormskirk St, west to the Ormskirk St car park entry footpath, south for 150m, west hugging the car park for 120m, then south for 75m back to the starting point. Then head west along the central path going over the wooden boardwalk to Algester Rd, south to Formby St, east for 480m to the Formby St car park entry footpath, then north back to the starting point. For lap two, repeat. For lap three, repeat, but after 792m you’ll reach the finish line located 3m before the disabled car parking space at the end of the Ormskirk St car park.

Facilities

Free car parks are located on Ormskirk St (main) and Fromby St with additional on-street parking along Fromby Street.
The park has many taps, toilets, shelters, barbeques and a spectacular children’s playground.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the centre of the park where the main north/south and east/west paths cross.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest bus stop (number 79) is on Algester Road between Dellforest Drive and Central Street. Then walk south on Algester Road, and then east on Ormskirk Street to reach the run start.

Getting there on foot

Meet at the central rotunda nearest the Ormskirk Street carpark.

Getting there by road

From Beaudesert Road, turn into Algester Road and then into Ormskirk St.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Zarraffa’s Coffee Calamvale, Shop 10, Calamvale Market Place, Cnr Nottingham and Beaudesert Roads, Calamvale - please come and join us!