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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 Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, concrete paths, trail 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 Murray Bridge 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 Murray Bridge 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 course, starting at the BBQ area just past the Murray Bridge Bunyip at Sturt Road, Sturt Reserve.
Head north following the Murray River, under the train bridge and the main bridge. Following the pathway expect to see beautiful wild life and boats on the Murray River. Pass through 2 open gates, and continue along the old train line, until seeing a parkrun flag at the end of the path. At this point turn around and return to the starting area. To commence the 2nd lap, turn around a HUGE gum tree and complete a 2nd lap of the same course. Each lap is approximately 2.5km in length.
The course offers stunning views of the mighty Murray River, with birdlife, rowers, swimmers, and boats offering a lovely vista.


Sturt Reserve features a large children’s playground, skate park, public amenities, lawn tennis courts, BBQ facilities and the iconic Murray Bridge Bunyip and dining facilities. Located at Sturt Reserve is the Murray Bridge Club, Riverscape Restaurant and the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the BBQ area past the iconic Murray Bridge Bunyip, at Sturt Road, Sturt Reserve.

Getting there by public transport


Getting there on foot

From Bridge Road (main street) travel towards the “old bridge”. Descend down the hill to the river and follow the river downstream/south for approximately 1km towards the start line (just past the iconic Murray Bridge Bunyip).

Getting there by road

Car parking available at the reserve, and also at the local shopping complex (Murray Bridge Market Place).

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Murray Bridge Club - please come and join us!