The course

The course is in Sanders Park, Bromsgrove. 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 trail paths , 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

Bromsgrove 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 is a 2 lap, anti-clockwise course.
Starting next to the childrens play area, head north west across the open space around two large trees before heading south over a small stream and right into a small wooded area. The route then follows a narrow path through the woods and back out to the childrens play area. A final left turn takes you through to the start/finish line.

Facilities

Public Toilets in the park next to café.
Childrens play area next to start line.
Free car park and overspill car park available on site.
Disabled access throughout the park.

Location of start

The run starts next to the childrens play area.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: From Bromsgrove Bus Station cross Market Street and take church street. Take the first left turn to continue onto church street until it meets Kidderminster Road. Entrance to sanders park is directly opposite.

Train: From Bromsgrove Train Station follow New road all the way into Bromsgrove high street. At the T junction turn right and then left onto Church Street then follow walking instructions
Visit the traveline website for bus and train timetables.

Getting there on foot

From Bromsgrove Bus Station cross Market Street and take church street. Take the first left turn to continue onto church street until it meets Kidderminster Road. Entrance to sanders park is directly opposite.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV use postcode B61 7JP

Travelling from the M42, take Junction 1 and follow the A38 to Bromsgrove. Filter into the right-hand lane at the first traffic lights, through the town. Turn right onto Kidderminster Road (A448) and the park is 300m on your left hand side

From the M5 from the South, take Junction 5 and follow the A38 to Bromsgrove. At the roundabout take the left exit onto the B4091 and after approximately one and a half miles, take the left exit at second roundabout for Kidderminster Road (A448). The park is 300m on your left hand side

From the M5 from the West, take Junction 4 and follow the A38 to Bromsgrove. Go across the traffic lights and at the roundabout take the exit for the M42. Filter right at the first traffic lights, through the town. Turn right onto Kidderminster Road (A448) and the park is 300m on your left hand side

From Redditch take Bromsgrove Highway (A448). At the roundabout continue straight onto Stratford Road (A448) through to town. At the Traffic Lights turn left onto Market Street (A448) to next island. Take the right hand turn onto Kidderminster Road (A448) and the park is 300m on your left hand side.

Post run coffee

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