The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail paths. 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.
The Chasewater 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. 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.
- 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 lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Chasewater parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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
A single lap course around the reservoir at Chasewater Country Park. The course is a mix of path and trail with the start and finish located in the same place and which are close to both the toilet facilities and the car park.
There are toilets at the Innovation Centre which are located close to the start/finish area.
Location of start
The event starts close to the car park.
Getting there by public transport
Bus: Bus Stop on the A5 just pass the Rising Sun Pub which is approximately 10 minute walk to the main car park with buses running from Cannock and Walsall. Services are run by Arriva Bus Services with the numbers 3 and 3c running between Cannock and Walsall. Please view their website for up to date timetable.
Getting there on foot
If you are travelling by bus, there is a bus stop just south of the Rising Sun pub. From there, there is a turn off to the left with a brown sign post for Chasewater. This takes you to the main car park and Innovation Centre and the start is located by the main car park and facilities centre.
Getting there by road
Chasewater Country Park is located just off the A5, just south of the junction with the A452 (Chester Road) heading towards Brownhills approximately 20 mins from J11 of the M6.
There is also access from the M6 Toll Road.
SATNAV post code is WS8 7NL.
There is parking available at the site. £1 for 2 hours. Annual passes may also be purchased.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the South Shore café - please come and join us!