Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms
The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. 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.
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.
- 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 Kingston Park parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionThe course starts at the Kingborough Community Hub in Kingston Park and travels along a sealed path for 150 metres then a short downhill gravel slope where participants then turn left at the bottom. Follow the Whitewater Creek Track on gravel before turning right at the underpass which changes to concrete on the other side. Keep on the trail through another tunnel then continue to an intersection where a marshal will guide parkrunners to take a left at the fork until you get to a turnaround point before reaching Summerleas Road. Coming back to the “Triangle Marshal”, you take a left again at that same fork, cross two metal bridges and continue until you reach a second turnaround point before reaching the road.
Retrace the route (across the two bridges) and past the “Triangle Marshal”. After another 200 metres, there will be a “Bench Marshal”.
The FIRST time here, parkrunners will perform a 180 degree “about-face turn” and proceed to complete the 2 forks again up to each of the turnaround points.
The SECOND time participants reach the “Bench Marshal” at this location, they will proceed straight ahead along Whitewater Creek Track, through the 2 underpasses and turn right to re-join the sealed path and follow this to the finish. Our Tas Check-In QR Code is 015510 if attendees wish to enter this prior to arriving.
The Kingborough Community Hub comprises a multi-purpose community hall, meeting rooms, workspace, covered town square, public amenities, children’s playground, BBQ facilities, coffee with light food, and storage.
Location of startThe event starts at the Kingborough Community Hub in Kingston Park.
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 footN/A
Getting there by roadKingston 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.