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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 Campbell Park, lnverell. The course is run entirely on concrete 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 Inverell 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 Inverell 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

Course start and finishes at Campbell Park in Campbell Street. Runners head south on pathway for 1.7km then turnaround and return to start area, continuing north for a further 800m before turning around again to return to start/finish area. Course is on shared concrete pathway on the banks of the Macintyre River. It is flat, except for a moderate climb towards the first turnaround point.

Facilities

Public toilets are located at Campbell Park. There is also a Children’s playground.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts and finishes at Campbell Park in Campbell Street.

Getting there by public transport

There is no public transport in Inverell on Saturdays.

Getting there on foot

Inverell parkrun is located in the Inverell CBD. From Gwydir Highway (Byron Street), turn right into Campbell Street. Campell Park in located on your left, opposite the car park to Coles Supermarket.

Getting there by road

Travelling from the East (Glen Innes): Entering Inverell remain on the Gwydir Highway into Inverell CBD. At the intersection (roundabout) with Byron Street, turn left (remaining on Gwydir Highway) then at the next roundabout, turn right in Campbell Street. Campbell Park is located on your left.

Travelling from the West (Delungra): Entering Inverell remain on the Gwydir Highway and cross the MacIntyre River bridge. Immediately after crossing bridge, turn left at roundabout into Campbell Street. Campbell Park is located on your left.

Travelling from the South (Gilgai): Entering Inverell remain on the Gwydir Highway into Inverell CBD. At the intersection (roundabout) with Byron Street, turn left (remaining on Gwydir Highway) then at the next roundabout, turn right in Campbell Street. Campbell Park is located on your left.

Parking is available on Campbell Street alongside Campbell Park, as well in the carparks of Coles Supermarket and Big W located nearby.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Freckles Café, located a few blocks away at 102 Byron Street, intersection with Vivian Street - please come and join us!