Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms

The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Urunga Boardwalk, Urunga. The course is run entirely on concrete paths. 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 Urunga 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.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • 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 Urunga 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 three lap course. Start and Finish is adjacent to the Children's playground near the Boardwalk. Runners head south through the finish chute and on to the path approximately 225m to a yellow pole. Runners then head north back same way except go past start/finish chute and follow the path past the Holiday Park. You turn at approximately 760m at the markers after running up a slight hill. Return back the same way to the yellow pole and repeat twice and then you finish up the start/finish chute.
Please note that dogs are NOT permitted on this course.

Facilities

Toilets (2 female, 2 male, 1 disabled), playground, drinking taps, BBQ facilities, picnic tables with cover.
Urunga boardwalk is within walking distance and is popular with families. Local shops are also within walking distance.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts adjacent to the Children's playground near the Boardwalk.

Getting there by public transport

Train to Urunga Station.
Bus to Urunga from Coffs Harbour on the 360.

Getting there on foot

From the Urunga train station follow Pilot East St heading east to the end of the road, turning right into Newry St and then left into Morgo St, follow that till you arrive at the North Coast Holiday Park. Turn right and walk down a short distance and Urunga parkrun will be near the Boardwalk.

Getting there by road

Take the exit from the Pacific Hwy onto Giinagay Way
Stay on Ginnagay Way for 4.3km and turn left into Pilot St. Follow that road into the centre of town and the parkrun is at the end of the road adjacent to the holiday park and Boardwalk.
Plenty of parking near the boardwalk, alongside the path opposite the hotel, and in the town itself. All parking is free.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Anchors Wharf, 6 Bellingen St, Urunga - please come and join us!