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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 in Gleeson Park, Stanthorpe. The course is run on a mixture of paved 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 Stanthorpe 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 Stanthorpe 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

Welcome to Stanthorpe, the coolest place in Queensland! Noted for apples and grapes, and beautiful frosty mornings.
Stanthorpe parkrun runs along Quart Pot Creek and is a two loop course.
Keep the creek on your right for 4.5 km.
The start and finish is at the skate park in Talc Street.
From the start line, run on the grass towards the Lock Street bridge then use the bridge to cross the creek (please stay on the pedestrian part).
Turn right onto the cement path and follow the creek, remaining on the footpath and keeping the creek on your right. The path will curve around and lead you to the Britannia Street bridge, which you will cross and then return along the other side of the creek.
After a dip to a small footbridge, a bollard labeled Brass Monkey Loop and Marshall, will direct you left onto a concrete path that leads around to another footbridge.
From this point after crossing the footbridge you turn right and repeat the loop.
When crossing this footbridge a second time you turn left and return to the start/finish line near the skate park.

Facilities

Public toilets are available by following a laneway just to the south of the YMCA gym. During summer there may also be access to toilet and change facilities in the YMCA and the council pool area. Please ask the run director on the morning.
Parking is available in the YMCA council carpark opposite the start and finish line rotunda in Gleeson Park

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the Rotunda opposite the council pool and YMCA gym in Talc Street.

Getting there by public transport

Crisps Coaches runs a bus service to Stanthorpe. For services please visit their website.

Getting there on foot

From the bus stop on the corner of Folkestone St and Maryland St, walk north along the main street (Maryland St). Continue past the post office, then turn left into Victoria St. Use the zebra crossings to cross over Lock St and Victoria St, then continue down Lock St past the library and art gallery. Turn right into Talc Street and continue to the Rotunda on the left to find us!

Getting there by road

If travelling from Warwick side of Stanthorpe, exit the New England Highway towards the city centre. Turn right into Connor St, which is the Texas turn off. Continue along Connor St past the primary school, then turn left into Talc St.
From the post office in the town centre, head west along Railway St. Before the bridge, turn right into Creek St. Follow to the end, turn left into Lock St, and then right into Talc St.
The start and finish line is opposite the council pool and the YMCA in Gleeson Park. Parking is available at the YMCA

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Vixens Bakery Cafe at 13 Maryland St, Stanthorpe - please come and join us!