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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 Thompsons Beach, Cobram. The course is run on a mixture of grass, bitumen paths, gravel paths and sand . 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 Cobram 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 Cobram 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

Starting near the boat shed at Thompsons Beach, the course takes you along bush trails turning right for a short distance, then along the track to Quinn Island. Staying on the trail you run one lap of Quinn Island, return back along the path beside the Murray River, following the same track to return to the start post. The course is a mix of gravel, grass, bitumen and crosses a couple of boat access tracks.

Facilities

Join us for parkrun breakfast in the Beach Café showcasing local produce. We now meet at Sweet Ness, 1 Vermont Street, Barooga NSW.
There is a playground for children, swimming along the beach area and a sandy foreshore (check latest information on water conditions at the Goulburn-Murray Water website).
Plenty of parking and toilets are to the left side of the building and there is a disability toilet.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts near the boat shed at Thompsons Beach.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

Thompsons Beach is off Vermont Street in Cobram, turn left if heading north or right if heading south at sign ‘Thompsons Beach.’ At the end of short road is Rockarama Road. Our parkrun event is to the left hand side of the café.

Getting there by road

Thompsons Beach is off Vermont Street in Cobram, turn left if heading north or right if heading south at sign ‘Thompsons Beach.’ At the end of short road is Rockarama Road. Our parkrun event is to the left hand side of the café but there is plenty of parking to the left and right of café.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Sweet Ness, 1 Vermont Street, Barooga NSW - please come and join us!