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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Weirfields Recreation Ground, Beeston, Nottingham. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths and tarmac path. 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 Beeston 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short 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 welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Beeston parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners 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

Course Description

From the starting point by the pavilion on Weirfields Recreation Ground follow the route to complete one lap of the course with an additional short out-and-back via a ‘switch-back’ ramp to finish where you started. The course runs alongside the canal and the River Trent and is flat, quick and ideal for runners of all abilities.

You may take part with a buggy/pram/stroller however conditions on the day and aspects of the course may result in slowing down and taking extra care.


  • Toilets are available at the pavilion.
  • The café is approximately 300m from the finish.
  • Where possible, please use the car park for Weirfields Recreation Ground. On-street parking is available but please be mindful of our local residents, by ensuring access is available for larger vehicles and buses (particularly on Canal Side corner).

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts by the pavilion on Weirfields Recreation Ground, NG9 1NG.

Getting there by public transport

Beeston is regularly serviced by trains, buses and trams. The train station is located approximately 0.8 miles from the start, and Beeston bus and tram interchange is 1.3 miles away. The CT4N 18 bus (between Stapleford and Nottingham, via Beeston) provides the closest bus point stopping at the Meadow Road shops (0.5 miles from the start).

Getting there on foot

From Canal Side cross over the footbridge at Beeston Lock and follow the footpath towards the pavilion.

Getting there by road

Beeston parkrun at Weirfields Recreation Ground can easily be found using postcode NG9 1NG. From Queens Road (A6005) turn down Station Road which eventually becomes Canal Side. Park on the road and access the Weirfields Recreation Ground via the footbridge at Beeston Lock. Where possible, please use the Weirfield Recreation car park and avoid double parking on side streets (Canal Side corner in particular), which can disrupt our local bus services.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Boathouse Café, Beeston Marina - please come and join us!