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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 Canoe Point Park, Tannum Sands. The course is run on a mixture of bitumen paths, 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 Tannum Sands 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 Tannum Sands 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

This is a single lap, out and back course with the start/finish located approximately mid-point along the course. The course follows a predominately keep (turn) left philosophy. Start in the Canoe Point Park (north-western corner), complete 1.5 laps of park pathway in clockwise direction. At south-east corner of park (first parkrun “roundabout”) keep left, and head down the slope.
Follow path approximately 700m and after the timber bollards, turn around and head back towards Canoe Point. Within the Canoe Point reserve, again ‘keep left’ at the ‘parkrun roundabout’ and stay between carpark and park, progressing past the toilet block (on right) and run down hill. Run for approximately 750m, and turn left at the ‘T” intersection (second parkrun “roundabout”). Run in southerly direction crossing the timber bridge, and turn around approximately 60m past bridge. Run in northerly direction, past 2nd ‘parkrun roundabout’, towards river mouth. Approximately 180m past the “T” intersection (at end of sealed path) turn around and head back towards Canoe Point Park (turning left at the ‘parkrun roundabout’). Within Park, run with park on left and carpark on the right, until the first ‘parkrun roundabout’. Turn left at this point and follow the paths (keeping left) until the finish line is in sight.


Toilets at Start / Finish
Toilet facilities also approx. 600m from start line,
Water and BBQ at start / finish
Public Carpark at site (approx. 60 vehicles), with other parking for approx. 20 vehicles 400m away. Other informal parking available, along road edge
No public transport

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in the Canoe Point Park (north-western corner).

Getting there by public transport

No Public Transport available.

Getting there on foot


Getting there by road

From Hampton Drive (main street), turn at Booth avenue (west end), and turn on to Caledon St (approx. 250m from Hampton). Drive to end of Caledon St, and park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Say Espresso, Booth Avenue, Tannum Sands - please come and join us!