The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, gravel paths, trail paths, concrete paths and gravel running track. 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 Enniskillen 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.
- 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 Enniskillen 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
The course starts at the Running Track at the Lakeland Forum, where participants will complete one full lap, before moving over to the beautiful new Castle Basin path. Participants will then run along this path for approximately 1km, taking in sights such as Enniskillen Castle, Castle Island and beautiful Lough Erne.
Then participants will head over to the Derrychara Playing Fields, via the bridge. Participants will then complete three laps of the Derrychara Playing Fields (clockwise) before returning onto the new Castle Basin path via the bridge.
Participants will then make their way up the Castle Basin path, taking in the beautiful sights one more time before returning to the Running Track via the new Events area, to complete the last 100 metres on the ‘Home Straight’.
Don't worry there are plenty of signs / enthusiastic run marshals marking the route at key sections ensuring that our participants are safe and motivated.
If you have any questions, please drop us an email!
There are toilet facilities within Fermanagh Lakeland Forum from 10.00am onwards.
Location of startAll participants are asked to meet at the Running Track at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, for 9.30am sharp. All participants will assemble at the start line together, where they will receive the run briefing.
Getting there by public transportFermanagh Lakeland Forum is approximately a 2 minute walk from the local bus station.
Getting there on footFermanagh Lakeland Forum is approximately a 5 minute walk from the town centre.
Getting there by roadFermanagh Lakeland Forum is situated on the Wellington Road, Enniskillen. This is one of the main arterial routes through Enniskillen and is in close proximity to the Bus Station and Enniskillen Castle.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Tea Rooms at Enniskillen Castle - please come and join us!