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The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Arndell Park Community Centre, Truganina . The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths and gravel 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.
The Point Cook 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.
- 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 Point Cook parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionThis is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Arndell Park Community Centre.
The course initially heads west along a 300m gravel section before the course joins a concrete footpath which then extends for the remainder of the 2.5klm to the turnaround point.
The initial part of the course is slightly downhill as the path heads towards Skeleton Creek, the path then follows Skeleton creek to the north before the turnaround.
With well landscaped grounds and many parks along the course the area is popular for families and walkers.
Although the course has undulations along the full length there is only a 2m rise over 5km.
The meeting point is beside the Arndell Park Community Centre.
At the community centre there are approximately 100 car spaces that participants can use and there are no restrictions to parking in the surrounding residential streets.
There are toilet facilities available at the community centre.
Immediately opposite the Arndell Park Community Centre on the other side of Federation Boulevard is a large flagship park with great facilities for children of all ages.
Location of startThe run starts at the Arndell Park Community Centre.
Getting there by public transportThe closest train station to the Point Cook / Truganina parkrun is Williams Landing, which is on the Werribee Line. From the Williams Landing train station you would then need to take Bus 446 which travels between the Williams Landing and Hoppers Crossing stations. After 10 minutes on the bus route, one of the first stops is Sayers Road, close to Westbourne Grammar School. You will need to ask the bus driver to let you off at this location.
Very close to the bus stop is Caradon Drive. If you walk down Caradon Drive to the South for approximately 1klm this will bring you directly to the Arndell Park Community Centre and the start of our parkrun.
For a full timetable of public transport visit the Public Transport Victoria Website and search for Arndell Park Community Centre, Truganina.
Getting there on footIf arriving by train and then walking, the closest train station is also Williams Landing which is on the Werribee Line. After you get off the train walk over the freeway overpass to the North following Forsyth Road.
After 800m walking along Forsyth Road you will get to Ashcroft Avenue ? turn left
Walk along Ashcroft Avenue for 550m and then turn right into Lukis Avenue.
Walk along Lukis Avenue to the North for 660m ? you will then reach the Federation Trail Walking / Cycling path ? turn left
Walk along the Federation trail for 700m and you will then get to Forsyth Road, turn right.
Just after turning right on the left side of Forsyth road is Federation boulevard and from Forsyth road you will also be able to see the Arndell Park Community Centre which is the start location for our parkrun.
The total distance to walk from William Landing Train Station is approximately 5km.
Getting there by roadIf arriving by car from either MELBOURNE or GEELONG take the Forsyth Road exit from the Princes Freeway (M1). After exiting from the freeway head North on Old Geelong Road. At the first intersection which is Forsyth Road turn right. Drive 900m along Forsyth Road to the first set of traffic lights ? this is Federation Boulevard. Turn Left.
The meeting / starting location is at the Arndell Park Community Centre which is immediately on your left at the first roundabout. Please use the large carpark (approx 100 spaces) that is provided.