Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.
The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Wishart Community Park, Greenwood St, Wishart. The course is run entirely on paved footpath. 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 Wishart 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 Wishart parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionWe follow the beautiful flowing waters of Bulimba Creek on the bikeway.
Starting from Wishart Community Park shelter area, we head north to Bellbird Crescent (first turnaround) then retrace our steps back past the start. We continue along the Bulimba Creek bikeway and take a sharp right after Faustini Bridge towards Maisie Dixon Park. The second turnaround is at Jorgensen Bridge and then we head back to Wishart Community Park.
There is limited parking right next to the course on Maibry St. Otherwise there is street parking on Maibry St, Greenwood St and Boyanda St. Please be respectful of residents when walking from car to the parkrun start.
The nearest toilets are at Stackpole St Dog Park which is 500m from the first turnaround on the course.
There are drinking taps along the course.
There is a children’s play area at the start of the course but please be aware that we cannot be responsible for your child during the event, there must be adult supervision.
Location of startThe run starts from Wishart Community Park shelter area.
Getting there by public transport180 bus leaves from Garden City to the top of Greenwood St, then it is about 1 km walk to parkrun at the bottom of Greenwood St. Translink website has the bus times.
Getting there on footThe course is entirely run on Bulimba Creek bikeways, so why not ride your bike to parkrun?
Getting there by roadJust 5 minutes from Garden City shopping centre, head along Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd and right into Greenwood C.
From the Gateway Motorway take the Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd turnoff and left into Greenwood St. St Johns is on the corner of Greenwood St.
At the end of Greenwood St is Wishart parkrun.