The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in Pittville Park, Cheltenham. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 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 Cheltenham 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:
We hope these tips help to ensure that Cheltenham parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 the Running For Fitness website.
A flat three lap picturesque run round the lake and the football field.
Starting next to Tommy Taylors Lane near to the Leisure Centre, the route follows the tarmac path alongside the lake and over a bridge at the end. Please mind the bollards here that will be clearly signposted. Continue a bit further along the lake side before heading around the outside of the football pitch. Join the path again to complete the first lap.
After three laps a left turn takes you back to the finish by the start area and completes the 5k.
Bus: The Leisure Centre is on the H bus route from the station and the 9U from the University campus.
Train: The train station is 1.4 miles on foot along the Honeybourne Line.
If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is GL50 4RN.
Please park in the Prince of Wales stadium car park or at the far end of the Leisure Centre car park. There is plenty of parking in these areas.