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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 at Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, wooden bridges, dirt 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 Meadowbrook 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 Meadowbrook 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

This is a 2 lap, clockwise course. The run starts at the very end of the road through the park, adjacent to the turnaround carpark. Starting on the concrete path between the playground and the large picnic shelter. Head northwest to the T junction and turn right. Continue until you cross over a bridge and take the left hand fork at approx 0.5km then follow until the path reaches another T junction at the river and turn right. At approx 1.4km there is another fork, take the left one again and cross another bridge, keeping the river on your left hand side. Once you reach the small lake, take a left turn to go around it in a clockwise direction, there are 2 bridges and a short distance of dirt pathway between them. Follow the concrete path back to large picnic shelter. This is one lap which needs to be done a second time. At the end of the second lap continue past the picnic shelter to the T junction, turn right and go around the tree and head back across the grass to the finish line.

Facilities

Toilets, Water, BBQ, Children Playgrounds, Shelters, Seating, Outdoor gym equipment, Free Parking, Disabled Parking.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the concrete path between the playground and the large picnic shelter.

Getting there by public transport

Loganlea Train station 1.8km (21-minute walk). Fast trains from centre of Brisbane make this an ideal ‘tourist’ suburban parkrun for visitors staying in Brisbane.
Local buses 4405, 560, 562 stop at nearby Berendt Court but may not run early enough on Saturday morning. Please consult Translink website for up to date timetables before travel.

Getting there on foot

From Loganlea Station walk East to park at end of Armstrong Road.

Getting there by road

If driving south from Brisbane along the Pacific Motorway, take Exit 24 and turn left onto Winnetts Road. Turn left onto the overpass, cross over the motorway and drive down Loganlea Road for approximately 3.3km Turn left onto Armstrong Rd, as per the signs for Logan Hospital. Drive past the hospital entrance for another 1km until you reach the entrance gates of Riverdale Park.

If heading north towards Brisbane along the Pacific Motorway, take Exit 24 Daisy Hill, and turn left onto Loganlea Road. Drive approximately 3km and turn left onto Armstrong Rd, as per the signs for Logan Hospital. Drive past the hospital entrance for another 1km until you reach the entrance gates of Riverdale Park.

If using the Logan Motorway tollroad, take Loganlea Road exit. If coming from the East, you’ll turn left onto Loganlea Road, and drive approximately 450m before turning left onto Armstrong Road, and follow instructions as above. If coming from the West, you’ll turn left at the roundabout at the end of the offramp, onto University Drive. At the end of University Drive, turn left onto Loganlea Road, and continue approximately 700m before turning left onto Armstrong Rd, and follow instructions as above.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Espresso To Go Mobile Cafe van - please come and join us!