The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Bishop Street Park, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. 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 Kelvin Grove 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 Kelvin Grove 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

Two out and back sections along the Enoggera Creek Bikeway which is made of concrete. The course starts and finishes near Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove.

Facilities

Bike path, garden seating, grassed area and rotundas. Please note that there is no water fountain or toilets available at the start/finish. Konnigans Cafe (38 Bishop St) has kindly agreed to make their toilets available from 6.30am. There is a tap so if you have a bottle water is available.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts near Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove.

Getting there by public transport

Train: Nearest stations are Newmarket and Wilston.

Bus: Routes 345, 350, 359, 360, 390.

Getting there on foot

If walking on Kelvin Grove Road inbound, turn left immediately after the Kelvin Grove ALDI on the corner of Bishop St and Kelvin Grove Rd. Proceed down Bishop St approximately 400m to the end of the street. Walk onto the Enoggera Creek bike path immediately in front of you and turn left before footbridge. Proceed for around 200m where the event will start and finish.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 4059.

From Brisbane city centre, make your way onto the Riverside Expressway. Continue on to Coronation Drive taking the right turn onto the M3 - Hale St. Take the left hand Kelvin Grove turn off and proceed onto Kelvin Grove Rd. Turn right onto Bishop St.

From south side of Brisbane travel along the M3 - South East Freeway onto the Riverside Expressway. Continue onto Coronation Drive taking the right turn onto the M3 - Hale St. Take the left hand Kelvin Grove turn off and proceed onto Kelvin Grove Rd. Turn right onto Bishop St.

From the west side of Brisbane, travel along Coronation Drive before taking the left hand turn onto the M3 - Hale St. Take the left hand Kelvin Grove turn off and proceed onto Kelvin Grove Rd. Turn right onto Bishop St.

From the north side of Brisbane, travel along Enoggera Road which in turn flows directly into Kelvin Grove Rd. Turn left at Bishop St.

Street parking in Bishop Street or across the creek in Finsbury Street. From the east side of Brisbane, travel along the M3 - South East Freeway onto the Riverside Expressway. Continue onto Coronation Drive taking the right turn onto the M3 - Hale St. Take the left hand Kelvin Grove turn off and proceed onto Kelvin Grove Rd. Turn right onto Bishop St

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Konnigan’s Café - please come and join us!