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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 The Esplanade, Christies Beach. The course is run on a mixture of pavement and gravel 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 Christies Beach 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 Christies Beach 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 run starts just south of christies beach SLSC, head north along the esplanade, follow the path to christies creek which you cross at the entrance to SA water. Follow the path back to the beach, then continue north to Marine drive. Then turn around and retrace your steps past the start, keep going to the final turn around just past beach road,then sprint to the finish at Christies beach SLSC.


3 toilet blocks are available: 1 is located near the SLSC,1 at the western end of Beach Rd near the roundabout and 1400m north of the SLSC close to the corner of Gulfview and the Esplanade.
Plenty of free parking is available in the SLSC car park, and parking bays along the Esplanade. There are some parking bays for the disabled.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts just south of christies beach SLSC.

Getting there by public transport

View Adelaide Metro - Bus and Train Timetable.
Get the train or bus to Noarlunga centre and bus 734, 750B or the 751W down to Beach rd to Stop 69

Getting there on foot

Walking from Gulfview Rd - head to the beach and walk south along the Esplanade toward the SLSC. Walking from Beach Rd - head to the beach and walk north to SLSC.

Getting there by road

If coming in on the Southern Expressway or Dyson Rd exit at Beach Rd travelling West and drive to the end of Beach Rd, turn to the north and park anywhere along the Esplanade. The SLSC is about 300m from the end of Beach Rd.
If local, park either side of the SLSC and Christies Sailing Club on the Esplanade or carpark north of SLSC.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in FLAVA Food & Coffee - please come and join us!