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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Rose Point Park, Singleton. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, dirt 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 Singleton 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 extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Singleton 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 out-and-back course will start from between the netball courts by the cricket nets, and head west for around 100m before turning to head left onto the concrete cycleway. The course then continues around the circumference of the park, turning left down a small slope to continue around the park and to join the “Wilf Allen River Walk”. The runners can then enjoy scenic views of the Hunter River as they reach the turning point beside the playground to retrace their steps to the finish.

Facilities

  • Toilet facilities available near the start/finish line
  • Car parking: limited free parking is available at Rose Point Park, additional free parking is available in nearby streets
  • Fenced children’s play area available

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts from between the netball courts by the cricket nets.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest train station is Singleton station however limited train services are available. Buses drop passengers in John street for a short walk (approx. 1km) to Rose Point Park.

Getting there on foot

It’s a short walk (approx. 1km) from the town centre in John street to Rose Point Park.

Getting there by road

From John St in Singleton, turn onto Ryan Ave and Follow the signs to the park entry on Rose Point Road next to the Singleton Sundial. Limited parking is available.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in one of cafe’s in the shopping centre across from the park and in the main street (John Street) - please come and join us!