The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The Course is in Beckton District Park South, and run on a mixture of grass and tarmac. 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 Beckton 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also 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 Beckton parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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 page.

Course Map


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Course Description

The course consists of one 2.4km lap followed by one 2.6km lap and utilises paths around the park, the perimeter of the football fields and part of the Beckton Corridor.

Lap 1 - Starting at the green pin, proceed in an anti-clockwise direction round the course. At Beckton Corridor, turn right for an out-and-back section along Beckton Corridor. When back at the main loop, turn right to continue the anti-clockwise loop.

Lap 2 - Turn right at Beckton Corridor for the out-and-back section, but this time continue straight ahead (red line) rather than rejoining the loop. At end of straight, turn hard right towards finish.

Facilities

Getting There

Location of start

We meet at the Will Thorne Pavillion, Beckton District Park South

Getting there by public transport

Bus

Buses 300 and 376 stop adjacent to the start. Buses 101, 172, 263, 300, 366, 376, 474 stop at Beckton Bus Station (700m to the east).

DLR

DLR stations are Royal Albert 200m away; Beckton Park 300m away; and Beckton 750m away

Getting there on foot

The course is situated in the south part of Beckton District Park, on Stansfeld Road. The start / finish area is adjacent to the Will Thorne Pavillion.

Getting there by road

From the North West

  • Leave the A12 just before Blackwall Tunnel and join onto the A13 Newham Way.
  • Leave at the A112 Prince Regent Lane junction and head down Tollgate Road
  • At the small roundabout [Stansfeld Road] turn right.
  • The Will Thorne Pavillion [and carpark] is 500m down on the right.

    From the West

  • Follow the A13 Newham Way.
  • Leave at the A112 Prince Regent Lane junction and head down Tollgate Road
  • At the small roundabout [Stansfeld Road] turn right.
  • The Will Thorne Pavillion [and carpark] is 500m down on the right. From the North:
  • Follow the A112 from Stratford.
  • At the Prince Regent Lane / Newham Way junction head down Tollgate Road
  • At the small roundabout [Stansfeld Road] turn right.
  • The Will Thorne Pavillion [and carpark] is 500m down on the right.

    From the North East

  • Leave the A406 North Circular and join onto the A13 Newham Way.
  • Leave at the A112 Prince Regent Lane junction and head down Tollgate Road
  • At the small roundabout [Stansfeld Road] turn right.
  • The Will Thorne Pavillion [and carpark] is 500m down on the right.

    From the East

  • Follow the A13 Newham Way.
  • Leave at the A112 Prince Regent Lane junction and head down Tollgate Road
  • At the small roundabout [Stansfeld Road] turn right.
  • The Will Thorne Pavillion [and carpark] is 500m down on the right.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the pavilion - please come and join us.