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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 Central Lakes Drive, Caboolture. The course is run on a mixture of cement 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 Central Lakes 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 Central Lakes 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

The course starts approx 100m from the Corner of Boyland Street and Joyner Circuit. It is an out and back course that loops around the lake anti-clockwise at the start and clockwise to finish.
Start facing West, run in an anti-clockwise direction, following the footpath around the lake and crossing the bridge (adjacent to the start/finish line). Continue along the path towards the East end of the park (towards the highway). Follow the path for 1.5km until the turnaround point. Run around the cone/flag and retrace the same path back to the start/finish line (clockwise direction back over the bridge and around the lake to the start/finish line).


Toilets are located in the park, 50m from the start line.
Free parking at Shopping centre or on streets surrounding Central Lakes park.
The park contains children’s play areas, covered tables and seating and a dog park (fully fenced).

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts approx 100m from the Corner of Boyland Street and Joyner Circuit.

Getting there by public transport

There is no public transport to the event at this time.

Getting there on foot

From shopping centre on Pettigrew St - turn right, walk 100m towards roundabout, turn left onto Central Lakes Drive and walk to end (500m).

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 4510, Central Lakes, Caboolture.

From Bruce Highway, take exit 152 onto Lower King Street, towards Caboolture. Turn right onto Mewett Street (approx 1km from exit). Continue along Mewett Street, through 2 roundabouts to a third. Take the third exit from the roundabout (turn right) onto Central Lakes Drive. Continue to the end (500m).

Parking is available at shopping centre (500m away near roundabout), or along the streets surrounding the park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Coffee Club, Central Lakes Shopping Village, Caboolture - please come and join us!