The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. 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. 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 human’s 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 Camperdown parkrun, Dundee 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 our Support page.

Course Map

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Course Description

The 5K course for the Camperdown parkrun combines sections through open park land, and wooded areas of Dundee's largest park. The route begins with a short descent around the football pitches, before running along to the wildlife centre. The path descends further to the southernmost part of the park before climbing steadily through the woods to the west entrance of the park. Runners then turn back to the east, past the duck pond, and the golf course, before turning South, passing Camperdown House, back to the wildlife centre. The route completes by returning past the play park, through to the east woods, finishing with a short climb back to the start line. The run is simple to follow, for novices, and will provide a significant challenge to more experienced runners aiming for a quick time. Any runner dipping under 19 minutes at Camperdown parkrun should be congratulated!


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.