The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Erddig Hall, Erddig, Wrexham. The course is run on a mixture of gravel 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 Erddig 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 Erddig 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 the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map

Course Description

The course is a single loop and run on a mixture of gravel paths and trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain with occasional roots underfoot. Marshals will be at key sections of the course along with signs in place.

The course starts in front of Erddig Hall which is accessed by entering through into the National trust ticket office and following the signs. The route heads in a loop around the upper forest before coming back past in front of the house after a very short out and back section. Continue past the house and turn right down a short hill. Pass through the gate next to the cattle grid and continue straight, until reaching a stone bridge where you turn left. Follow the path through 2 more gates before reaching the end of the track. Pass through the gate and turn right over a small footbridge. Turn immediately right back into the forest but keeping to the left track. Follow the track round the edge before bearing right at the marker point. Continue along the trail path until you reach the final small gate. Turn right through the gate and cross over the stone bridge. Retrace your route past the cattle grid and up the hill before turning left to finish back in front of the house.

Facilities

Parking is available in the National Trust car park.
Toilet facilities are also available.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in front of Erddig Hall which is accessed by entering through into the National trust ticket office and following the signs.

Getting there by public transport

Train: Wrexham Central is located about 2 miles from Erddig house. Coming out of the station head right towards Bellevue park. Cross the park to join Erddig Road and continue down this past St. Johns high school and into the national trust park.

Getting there on foot

Erddig house can be reached by multiple paths through the national park.

Getting there by road

From Chester: Follow the A483 toward Wrexham. Take Junction 3 from the A483 to Rhostyllen onto the A5152 continue on this road for approximately 1 mile before turning right onto Hafod road and follow signs to Erddig house.

From Whitchurch: Follow the A 525 towards Wrexham. Turn left after Marchwiel, R&J motors will be on your right.
Follow this road for approximately 2 miles following signs for Erddig House.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Erddig National Trust café - please come and join us!