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

The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Montrose Foreshore Community Park, Montrose. The course is run on a mixture of concrete 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 Montrose Foreshore 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.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • 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 Montrose Foreshore 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

The start/finish point is next to the main Foreshore Community Park car park. Participants complete a loop of the cycleway and boardwalk and then out along the foreshore up to GASP pavilion, before returning back along the foreshore and iconic boardwalk to the start/finish point. The course features stunning views across the breadth of the River Derwent against a back drop of Kunanyi (Mt Wellington). The track is a mixture of grass, concrete, cycleway and wooden boardwalk.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

Facilities

Montrose Foreshore Community Park has a children’s play area, shelters and public toilets.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts next to the main Foreshore Community Park car park.

Getting there by public transport

Metro Bus 502 departs from Hobart CBD to Glenorchy. Montrose Foreshore Community Park is a 20 -minute walk from the Bus Terminus.

Getting there on foot

Montrose Foreshore Community Park is accessible on foot. The Brooker Highway can be crossed by pedestrians at the Elwick Road intersection.

Getting there by road

Montrose Foreshore Community Park is easily accessible from the Brooker Highway passing between Glenorchy and the western shore of the River Derwent.

Montrose Foreshore Community Park is a ten-minute drive from Hobart’s city centre. If coming from the city, follow the Brooker Highway to the Elwick Road intersection. The park is situated approximately 500m further on and is easily visible from the highway.

If using SATNAV the address is 825 Brooker Highway, 7010.

Free car parking is available in the multiple public car parking areas at the Foreshore Community Park. Free parking is also available a short walk away at The Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC).

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Northside Café, 449 Main Rd, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7010 - please come and join us!