The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Miners Welfare Park, Bedworth. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and 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 Bedworth 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 all terrain 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.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to human's through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Bedworth 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

Course Description

The event starts on the footpath near to the zip wire. The course is 3 laps, one lap of the park followed by two slightly longer laps. Please keep right and overtake on the left.
Lap 1 - clockwise lap of the park.
Lap 2 - continue round on the tarmac footpath and turn left onto a downhill trail and right turn at the bottom along the trail path. Take a further right turn uphill on the tarmac path then left back out onto the main footpath around the park.
Lap 3 - as lap 2, except parkrunners turn left after the zip wire and the finish line is alongside the tennis courts.

Facilities

Community Gardens and The Mayor’s Café.
Children’s play area and skate park.
Leisure Centre with café and cycle parking.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on the footpath near to the zip wire.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Regular bus services run to and from the town centre providing links with the local area and surrounding region. For further information on bus routes and timetables, please visit Warwickshire County Council’s website.

Train: Bedworth Railway Station is situated less than half a mile from the start and finish of the course. Visit the National Rail website for timetables. From the Railway Station turn right onto Bulkington Road (B4029) and head towards town centre. At the second traffic island turn left onto Rye Piece Ringway. Take the next left walk past Bedworth Ex Servicemens Club and into the Miners Welfare Park.

Getting there on foot

There are numerous entrances into the Miners Welfare Park, the main ones being from Coventry Road, Rye Piece Ringway and Queen Street.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV the nearest postcode is CV12 8JT.
From M6 Junction 3: Exit the roundabout onto the B4113 towards Bedworth. At the next roundabout take the second exit and continue on Longford Road/Coventry Road (B4113).

There is a choice of car parks within the area, Spitalfields No. 1 is the largest.

Miners Welfare Park, Rye Piece Ringway, CV12 8JT.
Spitalfields No. 1 & 2, Rye Piece Ringway, CV12 8HU.
Park Road, CV12 8LH.
Bedworth Leisure Centre, Coventry Road, CV12 8NU.

Please view Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council’s website for further information.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Mayor’s Café - please come and join us!