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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 in Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee, DD2 4TF and run on hard packed forest paths and short tarmac sections. 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 Camperdown parkrun, Dundee 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 Camperdown parkrun, Dundee 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

The 5K course for the Camperdown parkrun combines sections through open park land, past the Camperdown Wildlife Centre, and the wooded areas of Dundee's largest park. The start point is 250m down the gravel path on the left of the access road, opposite the car park.
The route begins with a short descent down the gravel path, crosses over at the first gate then continues between the play area and the trees to reach the wildlife centre. The surface changes to tarmac, downhill for the next 500m, before turning right along the forest trail to the lowest point of the course. There is then a 500m climb to the western entrance of the park. Participants then turn east along the park road, past the duck pond, and the golf course, before turning South, passing Camperdown House before the surface changes back to forest trail for the descent back to the wildlife centre. After crossing the road the route continues North of the tree line, by the grass, before crossing over to the gravel trail again. After passing through the meadow the route follows the path uphill through the eastern woods, before crossing back to the start point with a short 100m uphill sprint for the finish.


Getting There

Location of start

Enter the park from the east entrance; follow the road through the trees to reach the car park on the right. The parkrun starts from the small car park on the left, opposite the main car park, above the football pitches.

Getting there by public transport

The Park can be accessed by bus:
  • 57- Dundee-Lochee-Camperdown
  • 57 - Blairgowrie-Camperdown
  • 59- City Centre-Hilltown-Lawside-Lochee-Camperdown

Getting there on foot

Camperdown Park is on the Dundee Greenways cycle route. The park can be accessed from Coupar Angus Road from the east and north, and Liff Road from the west. Please take care if crossing the Kingsway on foot.

Getting there by road

The park is located just off the Kingsway on Coupar Angus Road. For satnav users, the postcode is DD2 4TF

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at The Camperdown Wildlife Park Café - please come and join us.