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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. 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.

Course Safety

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.
  • 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 hand-held short lead 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 Killerton 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


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Course Description

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

Facilities

Free parking for National Trust members using their memberships cards, not windscreen stickers. The car park costs £2 for non members. Toilets are available in Killerton's visitor car park.

Getting There

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 transport

By 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 foot

Cycling: 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.