The course

The course is in Little Stoke Park, Bristol. The course is 2000m (2K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Marshals will be located along the course.

The course will be marshalled so that juniors will be in sight of a marshal at all times.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. Please give way to other park users. This won't slow you down and will help ensure the overall success of 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.

junior parkrun rules and guidelines

Little Stoke junior parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. To make the event as safe as possible, participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to take note of the following rules and guidelines:

  • Whilst parkrun fully accepts its duty of care and will do everything it can to minimise risk of injury and harm to all participants whilst at parkrun events, it is parent/guardians who ultimately have responsibility for the welfare of their children.
  • It is not mandatory for a parent/guardian to participate in junior parkruns, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to/from the event by a responsible adult, and the responsible adult must remain in attendance for the duration of the event.
  • Junior events are open and inclusive. Disabled people may participate wherever it is safe for them to do so. The event team can provide disabled participants with course information in order that the participant (or their parent/guardian) can make an informed decision about their safe participation.
  • Whilst more competitive children can use junior parkruns to test themselves against their own time, and against others, participation should ultimately be for fun, and we urge all parents/guardians/volunteers not to put children under undue pressure to perform.
  • Participants should be able to complete (run, jog, walk) 2km. 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).
  • junior parkruns are running, jogging and walking events, and the use of children’s scooters, balance bikes, trikes or cycles is prohibited.
  • Slower runners are encouraged to seed themselves, by starting towards the back of the group especially if an adult is accompanying them.
  • junior parkruns are timed events. Only those aged between 4-14 years old and on foot (eg not those in a buggy or on the shoulders of an adult) can cross the finish line and be recorded in the results list.
  • Exceptions to this rule are subject to the discretion of the Event and/or Run Director. Examples include those over 14 with special educational needs (SEN) or those with a registered disability, for whom social interaction and physical activity may be difficult but important.
  • A strict ‘no barcode no result’ policy will be enforced.
  • Buggies are allowed, subject to course conditions, but only if the adult pushing the buggy is accompanying a junior runner. Adults with buggies are urged to position themselves appropriately for the safety and enjoyment of all.
  • Dogs or other pets are not allowed to take part in junior parkruns.
  • When running, take care should be taken on uneven surfaces and participants should watch out for other park users, animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, trees, posts and other obstacles around the course. All parkrunners should be considerate to the park and all other park users at all times.
  • Spectators should keep clear of participants on the course and keep control of any children and dogs.
  • Participants should take care near roads and car parks, congregate away from the cars and be careful if driving to/from the event.
  • Photography or filming is likely to take place at junior parkrun events. Please see our photos page for more details.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas with deer, 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 event and all participants attend and run at their own risk.

Please consider helping the event by volunteering - this event survives only because of your generosity. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.

Course map


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Course description

This flat course consists of 1200 metres of tarmac path and a 800 metre inner grass lap.
The run starts at the 3km marker post and follows the tarmac path anticlockwise around the park until you reach the directional arrows, taking you onto the 800 metre grass lap to the finish

Facilities

Ample free parking, toilets, changing rooms, children play areas, cycle paths with bike racks.

Location of start

The run starts in Little Stoke Park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus routes 18 and 318 from Parkway Station. The buses stop near the park.

Getting there on foot

As per directions by road.

Getting there by road

If you have a SAT NAV ? The postcode is BS34 6HR

From Parkway Station
  • Turn right out of the car park
  • At mini roundabout continue forward onto Hatchet Road
  • At the next roundabout take 2nd exit onto Hatchet Road
  • At roundabout take 1st left onto Gypsy Patch Lane B4057
  • After 300 metres turn right onto Little Stoke Lane
  • After 400 metres turn left into car park ‘Little Stoke Park and Stoke Gifford Parish Council’

From Aztec West roundabout
  • Take 2nd exit onto A38 signposted Patchway, Filton and Bristol
  • At 600 metres turn left onto slip road signposted Patchway
  • At roundabout turn left onto Stoke Lane signposted Stoke Lodge / Little Stoke
  • After 270 metres at mini-roundabout take 2nd exit onto Little Stoke Lane
  • After 140 metres at mini-roundabout take 1st exit onto Little Stoke Lane
  • After 250 metres turn right into car park ‘Little Stoke Park and Stoke Gifford Parish Council’

Additional parking is available nearby at
  • Little Stoke School, The Stokes, Little Stoke Lane BS34 6HY
  • Baptist Church, Kingsway, Little Stoke BS34 6JW

Post run coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café - please come and join us!