The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Parklands Regional Park, Parklands. The course is run entirely on trail 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 Nambour 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.
  • Dogs are not allowed on this course.
  • Due to the course terrain it is not recommended that you run with a pram or buggy.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Nambour 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 single lap, clockwise course.
The course is 100% on trails with hills and a creek crossing. The creek crossing can be slippery after rain - please take care when crossing.
Starting approximately 400 metres from the Radar Hill Road car park, head north on the Rocky Creek circuit.
Follow the main trail straight ahead, turning right at the 3rd intersection located at the crest of the hill. Follow the track, heading mostly downhill until you reach the creek.
Cross the creek and head up the hill for approximately 50m before taking a sharp right turn at the next intersection, and begin heading downhill again.
Follow the main trail until it meets the original path again at a T-intersection. Turn left to follow the trail to the finish line.
There are green directional signposts at each major intersection.

Parklands Regional Park is a shared multi-use recreational area frequented by mountain bike riders and hikers.

Participants are reminded this course runs through bush land which is home to a variety of local fauna including snakes, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas and spiders.

Facilities

There are NO toilets or water available at the Event site. The nearest water and toilet facilities are located in central Nambour, a five-minute drive from the park. Please plan ahead and bring adequate hydration with you to the run.
Car parking is not permitted in the Radar Hill Road car park. Please park to the side of the service road.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts approximately 400 metres from the Radar Hill Road car park.

Getting there by public transport

There is no public transport nearby.

Getting there on foot

It is not recommended to arrive on foot.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, enter: Radar Hill Road, Kulangoor Qld 4560

From Nambour, head north on Currie Street, continuing onto Coronation Avenue. Continue onto Nambour Connection Road for 2.3km. Turn right after the Nambour Golf Club to stay on Nambour Connection Road and cross the Bruce Highway (M1). Turn right onto Radar Hill Road.

From Yandina, head north on Nambour North Connection Road, continuing onto Nambour Connection Road for 1.7km. Turn left to stay on Nambour Connection Road and cross the Bruce Highway (M1). Turn Right onto Radar Hill Road.

From Noosa and Northern areas, travel south on the Bruce Highway (M1) to Nambour Connection Road/Parklands Exit. Take exit onto Nambour Connection Road. Turn left onto Radar Hill Road.

From Caloundra and southern areas, travel north on the Bruce Highway (M1) to Nambour Connection Road/Parklands Exit. Take exit onto Nambour Connection Road. Turn right at intersection to Nambour Connection Road. Turn right again to stay on Nambour Connection Road and cross the Bruce Highway (M1). Turn right onto Radar Hill Road.

Car parking is not permitted in the Radar Hill Road car park. Please park to the side of the service road.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Endless Time Cafe in C Square Nambour - please come and join us!