The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Apex Park, Moora. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths, grass and cement 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 Moora 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also 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 Moora 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

This is a 2 lap out and back course, with runners starting and finishing at Apex Park, as well as returning there between the two laps.

Starting from Apex Park, do a clockwise lap and half of the park as marked out, then head west behind the hospital and over the bridge on Dandaragan Rd. Immediately after the bridge take a sharp right to follow the “Carnaby Cockatoo Trail” until you reach waist high cement information sign to the right of the track with a Parkrun sign on it, which you will turn around in a clockwise direction before returning to Apex Park by the same route. At Apex Park for the second time now you will do one clockwise lap of the park, then follow the track to the west behind the hospital again. At the end of the bridge you will again follow the “Carnaby Cockatoo Trail” and follow the same route you did in lap 1 around the information sign, from here you follow the same route back to Apex Park to finish.
There are two very short but steep dips in the track along the “Carnaby Cockatoo Trail” and some very small rises in the track, besides which the track is predominantly flat.

Facilities

Toilets are located in the north east corner of Apex Park. There is a small childrens play area to the east of the park, with swings and benches within the park. There is plenty of free parking to the south and east of the park, also along Dandargan Rd

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts from Apex Park.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

If parking at the alternate carpark in front of IGA, walk south until you reach Dandaragan Rd, then head west along Dandargan Rd for less then 100m to reach Apex Park.

Getting there by road

If using a SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 6510. If arriving in Moora from Perth head north along Roberst St, turn west onto Dandaragan Rd and then turn right into the carpark of Apex park, less than 100 m after you turn onto Dandaragan Rd.
There is plenty of parking available to the south and east of Apex Park, and along Dandaragan Rd, but if this is unavailable there is a large carpark within walking distance right off Roberts Rd opposite the IGA and petrol station.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Jeanne d’Moore - please come and join us!