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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 in Logan River Parklands, Beenleigh. 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 Logan River 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 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 Logan River 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

Starting at the painted start line on the path, near the BBQ adjacent to the large undercover area, head north following the path keeping the river on your left, go under the bridge and turn right and to head onto the bridge. Turn around at the painted marker at the end of the bridge and follow the same route back to Peacock Ave. Turn around and head back towards the bridge turning at the painted markers near the grass triangle (just before going under the bridge) and head back to the finish line which veers to the left off the path between the large and small undercover areas and is between the black and white checked posts.

Facilities

  • As stated in the parkrun support pages, it is most important that children under 11 are accompanied (within reach) at all times by a parent or guardian. This is especially important as the course follows the path of the Logan River, and has paths leading to floating pontoons.
  • There is a toilet block close to start/finish line.
  • Taps are located near the starting line and at other locations on the course.
  • Permanent exercise equipment is located around the course if you wish to improve your fitness before or after your parkrun.

Getting There

Location of start

The runs starts at the painted start line on the path, near the BBQ adjacent to the large undercover area.

Getting there by public transport

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Getting there on foot

From Logan Street Beenleigh, turn into Pheasant Ave. Continue for 900m, then turn right into Peacock Ave. Continue for 100m then turn left onto the path at Logan River Parklands. Follow the path 500m to the start line.

Getting there by road

If driving south from Brisbane along the Pacific Motorway, take City Road Exit Beenleigh (first exit after the Logan River). At the roundabout take the 5th exit to Blackbird Street. Continue along Blackbird Street until you see the entrance to the park, just before the road goes under the motorway.

If heading north towards Brisbane along the Pacific motorway, take City Road Exit Beenleigh. At round about, take 2nd exit to Blackbird Street. Continue along Blackbird Street until you see the entrance to the park - just before the road goes under the motorway.

Please park in designated car parking areas. If car park area is full, follow the circuit around back to the entrance at Blackbird Street. Exit the park and turn left. Drive under the motor way to the boat ramp car park and walk along the path to the start location.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Cafe2u mobile coffee van - please come and join us!