The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Marsden Weir Park, Goulburn. The course is run on a mixture of concrete 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 Goulburn 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Goulburn parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes 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

Goulburn parkrun is an out and back course along a concrete walking/bike path. The course starts at Marsden Weir Park, at the western end of the Wollondilly River Walkway. Follow the concrete path along-side the Wollondilly River to the turnaround point, before returning along the same route back to the finish.

Facilities

Toilets, a playground, and BBQ facilities are all available at Marsden Weir Park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at Marsden Weir Park, on the bike path that leads to the Wollondilly River.

Getting there by public transport

Trains and buses are available for tourists travelling to Goulburn, however the local bus route to parkrun does not operate on Saturday.

Getting there on foot

Follow the “from City Centre” instructions below. Marsden Weir Park is approx. 3.5km from the city centre.

Getting there by road

From City Centre (Auburn St) take Goldsmith Street to Fitzroy St, following it to Marsden Weir Park.
From Hume Highway (south), take the Hume St Exit (the Big Merino), on to Cowper Street, turn left onto Clinton Street, Right onto Deccan St, before following Fitzroy St to Marsden Weir Park.
From Hume Highway (north), take the 1st Goulburn exit, following the main road to the city centre, before following the above “From City Centre” instructions.

Parking is available at Marsden Weir Park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Greengrocer café, 37 Clifford St, Goulburn - please come and join us!