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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 Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, Braithwaite Street, Yeppoon. The course is run entirely on mixed 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 Yeppoon 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.
  • 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 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 Yeppoon 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

From the starting point at Braithwaite Street, run west down the course towards Barmaryee Road. Turn back before Barmaryee Road where the marker is on the bitumen, back to the starting point. Run around the yellow starting marker on the bridge and 300 metres back down the course before returning back to the starting point for a 5k course.

Facilities

Lure Living, located on corner of Queen Street and Anzac Parade, Yeppoon (approx 1100m from parkrun finish).

No toilet facilities are currently available at the course, however they are located 700 metres east along James Street.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at Braithwaite Street.

Getting there by public transport

Youngs Bus service provides a local service between Yeppoon and also Rockhampton, with a bus stop at James Street outside Keppel Bay Plaza approximately 180 metres from the track. If you are getting to Yeppoon parkrun via public transport, the local bus timetable can be found on the Young's Bus Service website.

Currently, only route 20, provides a Saturday bus, at an appropriate time. This is from Emu Park to Yeppoon, leaving Yeppoon at 5.55am.

No other forms of public transport is available in Yeppoon.

Getting there on foot

The course entrance is visible from Braithwaite Street.

James Street is one of the main routes travelling towards the CBD, and meets Braithwaite Street via a roundabout.

From the Yeppoon beachfront, travel west down James Street for approximately 900 metres.

From the bus stop at James Street, walk 180 metres to the start of the course.

Carparking is available along James Street. Depending on where you park, head towards the intersection of James and Braithwaite Street at the roundabout.

Getting there by road

The course is located at Braithwaite Street, Yeppoon, near the roundabout at James Street.

From Rockhampton, turn north onto Tanby Road from the roundabout at Yeppoon Road. Follow Tanby Road for 800 metres and go straight through the roundabout onto Park Street (next exit after Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre). Follow Park Street for 450 metres, stay left through the next roundabout, with the next roundabout at James Street near the entrance of the course.

From Yeppoon beachfront, travel west down James Street for 900 metres. James Street is one of the main routes towards the CBD.

From Emu Park, travel approximately 17 kilometres down Tanby Road before hitting a large roundabout, and follow the same directions as Rockhampton above, by going straight through the roundabout and continuing on Tanby Road.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Lure Living - please come and join us!