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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 Agnes Brereton Park, Traralgon. 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 Traralgon 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 Traralgon 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 two lap, out and back course, starting near the footbridge from the tennis courts, heading North along the footpath and following Traralgon Creek to the turnaround point on the path near Waterford Court. Then head back to the starting point, turn and complete a second lap, finishers will continue past the start and turnaround point for another 40 metres to the finish line.

Facilities

There is a toilet block approximately 300 metres from the start, located near the netball courts off Breed Street. There is a water fountain near the netball clubhouse approximately 150 metres from the start.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts near the footbridge from the tennis courts.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest train station is Traralgon Station. Approximately 1.2km in a Northerly direction along Franklin St to the course (See directions on foot).

Latrobe Valley Bus Lines offer limited options to arrive at Agnes Brereton Park on time, Route 40 stops in Breed St at 7.27am and Route 45 stops in Franklin St at the Tennis Centre at 7.04am. For those using public transport from out of town it may be best to get a taxi or walk from Traralgon Plaza to the course. For more information and details use the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner.

Getting there on foot

From the town centre, Agnes Brereton Park is approximately 900 metres along Franklin St, turn left into Davidson Street, through the tennis centre car and turn left over the bridge into Agnes Brereton Park to the start line. For further details refer to the course map.

Getting there by road

There are 200 parking spaces available in the ASIC car park located on the Eastern side of Franklin St near the Moore St intersection. This is an ideal location with just a short warm up walk to the start. There may also be parking in the tennis centre and the netball courts car parks: however if the netball or tennis is on then these car parks may be full. If parking in other streets please be mindful of the potential impact on residents.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café. We will make an announcement before every run as to where we are going - please come and join us!