The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Queens Park, Crewe. The course is run entirely on tarmac 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 Crewe 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 Crewe 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
The start and finish areas are located close to the Ornate Bandstand of the 45 acre park and are conveniently situated for the Lakeside Cafe.
The course consists of just over three laps on a tarmac path, taking in the main bridge, the clock tower, the Boer war memorial and a short lakeside section. There are some small inclines. The course is buggy friendly.
There are toilet facilities (including disabled and baby changing) in the cafe which will be available before parkrun begins. There are toilets located at the back of the bowling pavilion and these are open during the park’s opening hours. There is a children’s playground and a mini golf facility open all year. In the summer the hire of pedal boats is available.
Location of startThe event starts close to the Ornate Bandstand.
Getting there by public transportThe local bus stop for Queens Park is located outside house number 40 Victoria Avenue, near Queen's Park Drive.
Crewe Station is located 1.8 miles from Queens Park and it takes approximately 35 mins to walk.
Getting there on footFrom the Station turn left and head along Nantwich Road (A534) to Mill St (A5019). After approximately 0.5mile turn left at the roundabout onto Wistaston Road for about 0.5 miles and then Victoria Avenue for about 0.5 miles. The entrance to Queens Park is located on the left beyond the petrol station.
From the car park turn left into Queens Drive and walk approximately 200 metres to the Bandstand entrance. Cross the lake using the footbridge and Lakeside Cafe is immediately opposite.
Getting there by roadFrom the West/Nantwich; Follow the A530 Middlewich Road. At the roundabout take 3rd exit onto A532. After approx 1 mile turn right into Victoria Ave and Queens Park is located on the right.
From the North, South and East Leave the M6 at J16 and take the A500 to the 3rd roundabout (RB3). Take the 3rd exit onto Jack Mills Way. (B5071). Continue onto Mill Street (A5019). At the roundabout take the first exit onto Oak Street (A5078). Continue onto Wistaston Road and then continue onto Victoria Ave. The entrance to Queens Park is located on the left.
There is ample off-road parking in Tipkinder Park located off Queens Drive adjacent to Queens Park.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lakeside Cafe located in the centre of the park. This will be open from 8:30am - please come and join us!