The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Amaroo District Playing Fields, Amaroo. The course is run entirely on cycle 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.
The Wagi Bridge 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 Wagi Bridge parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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
This is an undulating, 2 lap course on a cyle path ran in an anti clock-wise direction with one crossing of Wagi Bridge pedestrian crossing. The course is located in the nature reserve between Amaroo and Moncrieff, off the back of Amaroo District Playing Fields.
There are no facilities available.
Location of startThe event starts at Amaroo District Playing Fields.
Getting there by public transportWagi Bridge parkrun is located 4km away from Gungahlin marketplace. Gungahlin marketplace can be accessed from the CBD via light rail. From Gungahlin marketplace, check the current timetable on the Transport Canberra website for bus route numbers and times. There is a bus stop on Katherine Avenue near Amaroo School. From there Wagi Bridge is a 400m walk across Amaroo District Playing Fields behind Amaroo School.
Getting there on footFrom Gungahlin marketplace you will need to allow 50 minutes to walk in a northerly direction from Anthony Rolf Avenue on Gungahlin place. Cross Gundaroo Drive onto Nellie Hamilton Avenue and follow until you reach Phylis Ashton Circuit. Head east along Yerrabi Pond foreshore until you reach Horsepark Drive. Turn left in a northerly direction and follow the bike path for 1500m past Amaroo Village, crossing Katherine Avenue until you reach Amaroo District Playing Fields on your left. Wagi Bridge is located at the Moncrieff end of the playing fields.
Getting there by roadThe start line for this event is located at Wagi Bridge off the back of Amaroo District Playing Fields between Amaroo and Moncrieff. To access the event by car you will need to travel along Horse Park Drive and exit via Katherine Avenue. Turn right into Amaroo School carpark when you reach the roundabout. Enter the left hand side end of the carpark after exiting the roundabout and travel down to Good Shepherd School carpark. Adjacent to the cricket nets on the oval you will see a cycle path. Follow the cycle path on foot which will take you to our first timers run briefing area. You will need to allow 5 minutes for the walk.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Casey Jones, 15 Kingsland Parade, Casey - please come and join us!