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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 Sel Outridge Park, Redland Bay. 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 Redland Bay 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 Redland Bay 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

A very scenic course which starts and finishes in the south-eastern corner of the Sel Outridge Park on the edge of Redland Bay, between the ferry terminal and the Redland Bay Hotel. Starts with two anti-clockwise laps around the grassy perimeter of the oval and then joins the concrete path heading north for stunning views of Moreton Bay and its southern islands. The course continues along the waterfront to the turn-around point at the Redland Bay golf course, and returns south along the same concrete path to finish at the oval. The course is mostly flat, with only two tiny inclines, one at Bay Street and the other approaching the turn-around point; you’ll barely notice them because you’ll be too busy taking in the scenery.


The course starts and finishes in the Sel Outridge Park. Along with the oval there is a children’s playground, exercise equipment, half basketball court, cricket net, barbeque facilities and shelters. Taps are available in the park, as well as along the course at the end of Bay Street. Public toilets are available along the side of the oval adjoining Peel Street.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in the bottom (south-eastern) sector of the oval, nearest to the ferry terminal.

Getting there by public transport

Bus routes 250, 280, 281 and 282 service the area to provide connections with the bay island ferries. Stop ID 310905, at the intersection of Peel Street, Hamilton Street and Broadwater Terrace, is adjacent to the Sel Outridge Park. Please check the Translink website for route and timetable details (buses, Eastern region network).

Getting there on foot

From the Redland Bay shopping precinct, head south along Broadwater Terrace until you pass the Redland Bay Hotel. Take Peel Street left, towards the bay, and head across the oval to the start line, just south of the playground.
From the ferry terminal (Redland Bay Marina), head north along the concrete path through the ferry carpark to the Sel Outridge Park.

Getting there by road

Enter the Redland Bay area from Cleveland Redland Bay Road (route 47).
Approaching from the south, take German Church Road heading east and then turn right at Gordon Road. Veer left onto Meissner Street and keep left onto Weinam Street. Continue straight onto Pitt Street and then Hamilton Street.
Approaching from the north, take Boundary Street heading east. At the round-about at the end of Boundary Street, take the second exit onto Broadwater Terrace, which becomes Hamilton Street at the intersection of Peel Street.

Ample parking is available along Hamilton Street and the Redland Bay Hotel (Broadwater Terrace) have kindly permitted the use of their carpark. Please minimise noise for local residents along the Esplanade by using these areas rather than coming down Peel Street.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Jetty Coffee at the ferry terminal at Redland Bay - please come and join us!