Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Kingston Park, Kingston. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths, trail 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 Kingston Park 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 Kingston Park 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

The course starts on the lower oval grass near the Kingborough Community Hub in Kingston Park and travels to Whitewater Creek trail where participants turn right. Follow the trail for 300 metres and make an about-face turn at the first turnaround point. Follow the trail on gravel before turning right at the underpass which changes to concrete on the other side. Following the trail through another tunnel then continue and take a left at the fork until you get to the second turnaround point before reaching Summerleas Road. You take a left again at that same fork, cross two metal bridges and continue until you reach a third turnaround point before reaching the road. Continue retracing the route (across two bridges and through two tunnels) before following the gravel back to the original turnaround point. Make a final about-face turn and proceed back to the grass oval to finish where you started.

Facilities

The Kingborough Community Hub comprises a multi-purpose community hall, meeting rooms, workspace, and covered town square, public amenities and storage. A café space has also been developed but is yet to open.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on the lower oval grass near the Kingborough Community Hub.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Metro bus 407 will get you to the area on a Saturday in time for parkrun.

Getting there on foot

N/A

Getting there by road

Kingston is located 14 minutes (13 kilometres) south of Hobart. Head south on the southern outlet, exiting at Kingston.

There is ample parking available in the areas around the Kingborough Community Hub.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Liv-eat Healthy Eating, Kingston - please come and join us!