The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Hazelwood Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames. The course is run on a mixture of trail 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.

Course Safety

The Hazelwood 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.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • 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.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Hazelwood 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

Two and a half laps on grass and trail between the rugby pitches, and around the perimeter of the centre's grounds. The start and finish are close to the main club house. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

Facilities

Toilets, showers and changing rooms

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts close to the main club house.

Getting there by public transport

By bus-
Route 216 from Staines or Kingston stops in Green Street opposite Hazelwood Drive.
Route 235 from Brentford Great West Quarter to Sunbury Three Fishes also stops in Green Street opposite Hazelwood Drive.
Route 555 from Sunbury Three Fishes to Whiteley Village store also stops in Green Street opposite Hazelwood Drive.

By train-
Alight at Sunbury station. Hazelwood Drive is a c.20-minute walk along Green Street on the right.

Getting there on foot

Hazelwood Centre is accessible on foot from Green Street, Sunbury.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is TW16 6QU

From major motorway: Leave the M3 at junction 1. Go around Sunbury Cross roundabout and turn into Green Street directed as Lower Sunbury. Go over the railway bridge and continue through two sets of traffic lights, (one is pedestrian). Turn right into Hazelwood Drive at the third set of lights and Hazelwood centre is at the end.

From north: Approach Sunbury Cross roundabout and route is as from motorway.

From south: From Walton-On-Thames, cross Walton Bridge and turn right onto Fordbridge Road B375 (Esso garage on corner of roundabout). Travel into Sunbury and turn left at Flowerpot pub mini roundabout. Hazelwood Drive is c. 300 yards on left.

From east: Follow A308 to Sunbury Cross then route is as from motorway. Alternatively, at Hampton, turn left at lights onto Lower Sunbury Road, then turn right at Flowerpot pub mini roundabout. Hazelwood Drive is c. 300 yards on left.

From west: Travel to Sunbury Cross roundabout and route is as from motorway.

Parking spaces for c.300 cars. Also cycle sheds available

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Hazelwood cafeteria - please come and join us!