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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 Queanbeyan River, 100 Morisset Street, Queanbeyan. 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.
The Queanbeyan 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 Queanbeyan 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 a double loop, out and back course, starting by the river on Morisset Street, starting on grass and then running along a bike path. The path winds its way up a hill, past the Riverside Cemetery, turning around close to McEwan Avenue. Follow the path back the same way, loop around the turn at the start point and repeat.
This course has two short hill climbs per lap, and is suitable for prams (noting grass start, turn around, and finish) and dogs on leads.
To the right of the path is the Queanbeyan River, with a marshal at the turnaround to greet you on both laps. A volunteer will always bring up the back of the pack, so parkrunners never finish “last”.
Toilets, shower, water and bike locker are located at the Bus Interchange (along with plenty of free parking) and at the nearby Queanbeyan park (and children’s playground).
Location of startThe run starts by the river on Morisset Street.
Getting there by public transportPublic bus transport to Queanbeyan is operated by QCity. Visit QCitytransit.com.au for timetables. Disembark at Queanbeyan Interchange and walk down Morisset Street towards the river.
Train transport is available from Sydney - Goulburn, with a 1.5km walk from the station to the parkrun start. (train transport from Melbourne, requires a transfer at Goulburn, before heading in to Canberra)
Getting there on footWalk down Morisset Street towards the river. The start is between Carinya Street and the river.
Getting there by roadIf using SATNAV, enter Collett Street car park at the Queanbeyan Interchange (for parking), or 80 Morisset Street
If travelling from Canberra city centre, cross Commonwealth Ave bridge, to King Edward Terrace, Bowen Place, Wentworth Ave, and Canberra Ave, continuing through to Queanbeyan.
If travelling from Belconnen/Gungahlin, travel towards the city, over the Commonwealth Ave Bridge and follow directions above.
If travelling from Tuggeranong, take the Monaro Highway and Lanyon Drive into Queanbeyan.
Parking is available close by at the Queanbeyan Interchange Collett Street Carpark on corner of Collett and Morisset Street. Walk down Morriset Street towards the river, and look out for the parkrun flags.