The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire. The course is run on a mixture of hard stone 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 Humber Bridge 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.
  • 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 Humber Bridge 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


View Humber Bridge parkrun in a larger map

Course Description

The course is 3 clockwise laps of the park. Starting from an open grass area a little way into the park from the bottom of Little Switzerland, follow the Cliff Trail. As the path starts to rise and leave the park, turn right and then fork left 120m later to stay on the Cliff Trail. Follow this path around the lakes, avoiding the steps by taking the paths to the left of them. Continue to follow the path back down through the park until you reach the junction with a bench, where you turn right and follow this path to the start/finish area. Repeat this for two further laps. At the end of the third lap, turn right onto the grass area to reach the finish.

Facilities

Access to the course for pushchairs and wheelchairs access route is only available if you park in the foreshore car parks off Cliff Road. Access from the bridge car park is via a flight of steps.
Toilets are available on the foreshore near the black mill, and near the Tourist Information centre in the Humber Bridge car park.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts from an open grass area a little way into the park from the bottom of Little Switzerland.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: There are bus stops on Ferriby Road next to the Bridge car park and in Hessle Square (3/4 mile). EYMS bus routes 56/57/66/155/156 Hull to Hessle. BUSCALL enquiries: (01482) 222222 and see the EYMS website.

Train: The nearest railway station is Hessle (3/4 mile). Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 and the National Rail website.

Getting there on foot

The Country Park is on the National Cycle Network.
There are cycle racks in the Humber Bridge car park and at some of the country park entrances. Both cyclists and pedestrians can access the main car park on Ferriby Road, Hessle HU13 0HB. Access is also possible via the Cliff road / Foreshore entrance

Getting there by road

The country park lies at the junction of two major traffic routes, the A63 running East/West and the A15 running North/South. The Country Park is easily accessible from within and outside the county via the M62/A63, M180/A180, A15 and A1079/A164 roads.
The easiest car park to access is the main Humber Bridge Car Park.
The nearest postcode is HU13 0HB but this will take drivers to a location a few hundred metres from the country park. Follow Cliff Road along the foreshore under the bridge and park in the car park near the black mill.
Both car parks are marked on the course map.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Home Farm Brewers Fayre, Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0JA - please come and join us!