The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Killerton National Trust estate, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon and run on a mixture of grass and tracks. 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 Killerton 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.
- 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 make sure you’re fit enough to run 5k (3.1 miles). Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website.
- 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.
- 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.
- This is a free training event, so all run and attend at their own risk.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Killerton 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
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This is a scenic one-lap anti-clockwise multi-terrain course run entirely on National Trust land. The cross-country route follows grassy tracks and stoney trails across open parkland, through woodland and working farmland. Parts of the course can become muddy during wet weather and is shared with horse-riders, farm vehicles and livestock. The route is marked with both permanent way markers and hi-vis temporary signs. The start and finish is close to Killerton's visitor car park, cafe and toilet facilities
Free parking and toilets available in Killerton's visitor car park.
Location Of Start
From the Stableblock arch, turn right into the parkland and follow the path uphill (past the stepping logs) towards the metal gate leading into Deer Park.
Getting There by Public TransportBy Bus
: Stagecoach in Devon 1/A/B Exeter to Tiverton, alight Killerton Turn (0.75 mile).By train
: The nearest stations are still a little way away; Pinhoe (4.5 miles); Whimple (6 miles); Exeter Central and St David's (both 7 miles).
Getting There on FootCycling
: use the National Cycle Network Regional Route 52 'The Buzzard Route' - view local cycling routes on the National Cycle Network website. Cycle racks are available in the visitor car park
Getting There by Road
Killerton is well signed from the Exeter to Cullompton Road (B3181).
and the M5. From M5 Northbound, exit 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 Southbound, use exit 28
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Killerton's Stableblock Tea Room, who have kindly agreed to open at 9.30 just for us - please come and join us.