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 in Brooker Park, Warragul. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths and boardwalk-style bridges. 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 Warragul 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 Warragul 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 circuit with a 2 lap section.
Starting at the SE corner of the park near the BBQ area, head in a clockwise direction towards the SW corner and continue north towards the car park. Head over the bridge to the right of the car park and follow the track in a SE direction through the scenic wetlands. At the T-junction Turnaround, make a left hand turn and head north to the very top of the park (Northerly Turnaround) before turning around and coming back to the same T-junction.
From the turnaround point at the T-junction, return to the Northerly Turnaround. Turn around and return straight past the T-junction Turnaround to the start/finish line.

The majority of the course is flat but heading up to the most northerly point of the track there is an uphill rise.

Please note that this park does have dogs running around off-leash.

Facilities

Children’s playground, a water fountain, BBQ shelter, doggy bags, dog water bowl.

Note: There are no toilets located at Brooker Park. Nearest toilets are located at Civic Park in Warragul or at the McDonalds in Warragul.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the SE corner of the park near the BBQ area.

Getting there by public transport

There are no local buses to and from Brooker Park on Saturdays.

The nearest train station is Warragul Station which is on the Traralgon V-Line, and is approximately 2km from Brooker Park.
Please visit the V/Line website for the train timetable.

Getting there on foot

There are multiple pedestrian entry points into Brooker Park. The directions below direct you to the entry point between 93 & 95 Sutton Street. There are also pedestrian access points between 25 & 29 Charles Street, 67 & 69 Charles Street and at the end of Windhaven Court.

From the town centre: Follow Victoria Street northwards, turning left on to Sutton Street.

From Warragul Station: Follow signs to the town centre. Follow Victoria Street northwards, turning left on to Sutton Street.

Getting there by road

If using GPS, the postcode is 3820.

If using the Princes Highway, use exit C425 (following signs to town centre), continuing on to Victoria Street. Turn left at the roundabout on to Sutton Street, then right at the roundabout on to Bowen Street.

Limited car parking is available next to St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School on Bowen Street, but there is ample street parking on both Bowen & Sutton Streets. All car parking is free, but please allow ample room for residents to access their driveways.

You could also park on neighbouring streets - there are pedestrian access points on Charles Street and Windhaven Court.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Warragul Country Club on Sutton Street - please come and join us!