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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 School Rd, White Rock. The course is run entirely on trail 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 White Rock 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.
  • 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.
  • As per Ipswich City Council advice; dogs are not permitted within the White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate. Please do not bring dogs to White Rock parkrun.

We hope these tips help to ensure that White Rock 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

The course is a 5km trail run throughout a picturesque bush land setting. The paths are not sealed and there are some hills and uneven surfaces involved.

The course is an out and back course. It starts and finishes at the White Rock end of the Yaddumun Trail adjacent to the horse trailer car park to the left of the park entrance.

From the starting point runners head SE along the Yaddamun Trail to the five ways.

They proceed SSW along Unnamed Trail until it meets the White Rock Multi User Trail.

Runners then head NNW along the White Rock Multi User Trail to the turn around point (there will be a marshal at this point) and return the way they came.

The course will be signposted and marshals will be in place at all turns.

Please note that dogs are not permitted within the White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, please do not bring dogs to White Rock parkrun.

Facilities

There are compostable toilets and picnic areas. As this is a conservation park all rubbish generated must be removed.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the White Rock end of the Yaddumun Trail adjacent to the horse trailer car park to the left of the park entrance.

Getting there by public transport

No public transport.

Getting there on foot

From Redbank Plains Rd (accessible from the Cunningham Hwy), turn into School Road. Follow School Road right to the end. Take the first exit on the roundabout just past Staines Memorial College into Norton Sands Drive. Then turn left into White Rock Road. Follow the dirt road to the end, just past the underpass there is a car park on the left. The team will greet you near the picnic area at the end of the carpark.

Getting there by road

From Redbank Plains Rd (accessible from the Cunningham Hwy), turn into School Road. Follow School Road right to the end. Take the first exit on the roundabout just past Staines Memorial College into Norton Sands Drive. Then turn left into White Rock Road. Follow the dirt road to the end, just past the underpass there is a car park on the left. The team will greet you near the picnic area at the end of the carpark.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at our local coffee van at parkrun - please come and join us!