Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms
The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at the Cohuna Sound Shell, Cohuna. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, concrete paths, gravel 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.
The Cohuna 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 Cohuna parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionThis is a flat, three lap course. There will be flags, cones, signs and marshals to direct you. The start line is situated across the creek from Garden Park, Cohuna - you can either walk over the town bridge or drive. Look for the signs. The event briefing will occur at the start line.
To start, we head back over the bridge along the walking track (the creek will be on your right) towards the Cohuna Gateway Information Centre and over the small bridge and to the left. Continue straight into Gilrule Park and stay on the track on the left heading past the Cohuna Scout Hall. Once past the Scout Hall take the first right and stay on the track heading towards the giant gum tree. At the tree turn around and head back the way you came until the Scout Hall. Here you go past the marshal who will direct you to the pathway back out of Gilrule Park. Once you get to the twin bridges, you turn around the parkrun posts and repeat the loop three times. At the completion of three laps, head right, back over the first bridge and stay on the track that is Creekside (creek on your left) heading back towards the Cohuna Bridge and towards the start line. Here you will turn around, come back over the Cohuna Bridge and towards the finish line which will be near the centre of the Garden Park.
Ample car parking is available at the start point and nearby. Toilets are available at the Cohuna Gateway Information Centre (including family/disabled facilities) and Cohuna Apex Park nearby. Water is available at Cohuna Gateway Information Centre and a bubble tap in Garden Park, Cohuna.