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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at North Brisbane Rugby Union Club, Kedron Park, 128 Shaw Road, Kedron. 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 Kedron 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 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 Kedron 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

This is a one lap out and back course starting approximately 200m from the intersection of Kedron Brook Greenway and Shaw Rd, heading in the direction of the Kedron Football Club. The course then crosses a small bridge and continues to follow the Kedron Brook Greenway under the Gympie Rd underpass. It then continues along the same path following the Kedron Brook Creek passing Bradshaw Park on the left and under the Thistle St underpass. You continue along the pathway up until to Swinburne Street Park where you will veer to the right and turnaround a clearly marked turnaround point. This will complete 2.45km and the return leg will be back along the same path making up the 5km to the finish line located adjacent to the North Brisbane Rugby Union Club and Fields.

This course is rather flat with a few small rises. The Thistle St underpass path does narrow slightly and runners should take caution of other park users. The vast majority of this course is on pedestrian only shared path as there is a separate bike path adjacent.

Facilities

On Street Parking available on Shaw Rd. Off Street Parking Available near North Brisbane Rugby Union Club. Public Toilets available next to Brisbane Beach Sports Complex and across Shaw Rd in Shaw Park.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts approximately 200m from the intersection of Kedron Brook Greenway and Shaw Rd.

Getting there by public transport

Eagle Junction Train Station is approximately a 1.3km walk.

Getting there on foot

The main access by foot is via Shaw Rd where Kedron Brook Greenway intersects as the start line is approximately 200m along this path in the direction of Samford. Access is available the opposite direction on the same path.

Getting there by road

Shaw Rd is the major arterial road that leads you directly to the Kedron Brook Greenway path entry located near the North Brisbane Rugby Union Fields. Ample parking available On and Off Street in this area.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Grid Espresso, 128-150 Shaw Rd, Wavell Heights - please come and join us!