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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Cnr Mudjimba Beach Esplanade and Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba. 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 Mudjimba Beach 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 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 Mudjimba Beach 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

Beginning in the park beside the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club, follow the coastal pathway heading north, running parallel with Mudjimba Esplanade until it hooks to the left and becomes Taylor Street. Take the path to the right and continue north. Turn around just before a pedestrian path branches off to the left and where the path almost ends then head south back to the marshal at Taylor Street. Swing around north again to complete a small loop of the northern end of the course. After reaching the original turn around point for the second time, turn south and follow the path back to the start/finish area.

Facilities

Power Memorial Park has a large toilet block, some car parking, multiple undercover areas, BBQ’s and a children’s playground.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts beside the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

From bus stop 301721 safely cross the road towards Mudjimba Esplanade. Walk 300m along Mudjimba Esplanade and turn left at Power Memorial Park.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 4564

From Caloundra and Maroochydore travel north from the Nicklin Way/Sunshine Motorway. Take the left exit from the Sunshine Motorway towards the Airport and travel along the David Low Way for 3km. Take a right turn at Mudjimba Beach Road and follow the road along for 1km and take a right turn at Mudjimba Esplanade.

From Noosa and northern areas travel south either along the Sunshine Motorway or along the David Low Way.

From the motorway take the Coolum Beach exit at the roundabout and follow the Yandina Coolum Road for 4km and turn right at the David Low Way towards Marcoola. Follow this road for 10km and turn left at Mudjimba Esplanade. Follow Mudjimba Esplanade for 1.5km until you get to Power Memorial Park.

Please DO NOT park within 100m of the start/finish location. There is plenty of on-street parking available in the local area, just a short walk away (within 100-200m) from the event. We recommend parking in Cottonwood Street, Kawanna Street, Mudjimba Beach Road or any of the streets parallel with it (West of Kawanna Street), and on Mudjimba Esplanade (North of Currawong Street). Please see the Parking Guidelines Map on the pinned post on our Facebook page for a visual representation of permitted parking areas.

NO PARKING - There is strictly no parking permitted in Power Memorial Park, or directly in front of local businesses. Please leave these vacant for use by their regular patrons.

Participants must abide by all car parking signage and park vehicles legally at all times. Parking on nature strips, areas of open space and parkland is not permitted and on the spot fines may be issued per vehicle parked illegally. Please also be considerate of residents by ot parking across driveways

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the High Tide Bar, Grill & Cafe, Picnic, or the Island Surf & Espresso - please come and join us!