The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Victoria Park, Knutsford Road, Warrington. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, 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 Warrington 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.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to humans through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Warrington 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 the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map


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Course Description

The course starts from inside Victoria Park Warrington next to the car park. It is an out and back route.
Heading out you will be turning right at the skateboard area then follow some of the beautiful (tarmac) paths inside the park. After the first kilometre you will then head out of the park, turning right onto the Trans Pennine Trail (tarmac). Continue along the Trans Pennine Trail passing under three bridges before leaving the trail on the left. A small slope then takes you across an open field head straight then makes a right turn at the corner of the rugby pitch. Straight ahead then out of the open field turning right back onto the Trans Pennine Trail. The trail then takes you alongside the Manchester Ship Canal, brilliant views and you may even get to spot a boat. Turning right at the end of this section you will now be on the back inward kilometres of the route. Heading straight on and back under the three bridges towards Victoria Park. Making a left turn back into Victoria Park you then rejoin the parks paths you ran during the first kilometre. The finish line is in sight as you pass the skateboard area for the last time. You will start and finish the route from the same point.
The route is only slightly undulating with most of the running surface being tarmac, this will make for a great personal best course

Facilities

  • Free Car Park 200+ Car
  • Children’s Play Areas
  • Open Fields
  • Toilets

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts from inside Victoria Park Warrington next to the car park

Getting there by public transport

Getting there on foot

From all train stations and the bus station. Make your way through the town centre to Bridge Foot. Walk up Knutsford Road on the left. Keep the River Mersey Flood Barrier Wall on your left and the main entry to Victoria Park is on the left. This is just 10/15 minutes walk from town centre.

Getting there by road

Car SatNav use postcode WA4 1DU

M6 Junction 20: A50 Knutsford Road A5061 Knutsford Road

M56 Junction 9: A49 Winwick Road A49 Mersey Street A5061 Knutsford Road

Post Run Coffee

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