The course

The course is at the Arena Sports Centre, Bognor Regis. 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 grass and tarmac paths. 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

Bognor Regis 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

Course description

This is a flat, one lap out-and-back course run predominately on grass around the outside of The Arena Sports Centre playing field.

Starting with The Regis School on your left (marked by the green pin) runners begin with a short tarmac section before turning right and into the grass field. Staying right, track nearly one full anti-clockwise loop around the perimeter of the park before turning around and returning via the same route.

When re-entering the tarmac section complete the course with a left turn towards the finish (marked by the red pin).

When taking part, runners should keep oncoming participants to their right at all times.

Facilities

The Arena Sports Centre is open from 8:30am on a Sunday. There is a car park with space for 200 cars completely free. Toilets and changing facilities are available at The Arena Sports Centre.

Location of start

The run starts on the grass around the outside of The Arena Sports Centre playing field.

Getting there by public transport

By Rail: Take the Mainline from London Victoria to Bognor Regis (sometimes changing at Barnham). Taxi to Arena (2 miles).

By Bus:Take the 700 on B2259 to the bus stop nearest Westloats Lane. Follow Westloats Lane and at the crossroads go straight ahead into Frith Road. Turn right into school drive and continue ahead to car park and The Arena

Getting there on foot

At the entrance gate of The Arena, walk around the car park towards the left hand side of the Arena Sports Centre. The start line is situated next to the Astro Turf pitches and Regis School.

Getting there by road

From the East: Take the A259 towards Chichester.
At large roundabout (junction with A29 from North) continue along Chichester Road.
Immediately after third set of traffic lights turn left into Westloats Lane.
At crossroads go straight ahead into Frith Road. Turn right into school drive and continue ahead to the car park and The Arena.

From the West: From Chichester take the A259 towards Bognor Regis.
Head straight on at the double mini roundabouts continuing along Chichester Road. Pass Sherwood Road on your left, and turn right immediately before the next set of traffic lights into Westloats Lane.
At crossroads go straight ahead into Frith Road. Turn right into school drive and continue ahead to the car park and The Arena.

Post run coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Arena Sports Centre - please come and join us!