Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms
The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline. 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 Dunfermline 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.
- 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 lymediseaseuk.com 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 Dunfermline parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionThe parkrun route starts at the Andrew Carnegie statue. From the statue, the route heads towards the Louise Carnegie gates, turning right before the gates and heading down the path towards the Glen Pavilion which is the beginning of the 3 anticlockwise loops. There is a long downward slope to the bottom of the loop and a shorter uphill section. When reaching the Glen Pavilion at the end of the third loop the route heads diagonally to the right with the finish line straight ahead close to the play park. The route is scenic with views of Dunfermline Abbey and bridges of the River Forth in the distance. It is run fully on tarmac paths and takes in a number of Pittencrieff Park’s many attractions, including Pittencrieff House, woodland areas and the Glen Pavilion.
Free public toilets (including disabled) are available in the park, near the Pavilion, see course map for location.
There is a large free car park accessed from the Pittencrieff Park (KY12 8QH) entrance.
Children’s play areas.
Café with soft play area for under 5’s (opens 10am).
Location of startThe event starts at the Andrew Carnegie statue on Vartan's Way. This is to the east of the car park and entrance on Pittencrieff Street and directly in front of you when entering the park from Dunfermline town centre through the Louise Carnegie gates.
Getting there by public transportThere is a regular bus service operated by Stagecoach in Fife that stops on Moodie Street and Pittencrieff Street.
Dunfermline’s bus station, situated on Queen Anne Street, is only a 5 minute walk from the Louise Carnegie entrance at the bottom of Bridge Street.
Dunfermline Town railway station is a 15 minute walk from Pittencrieff Park. Follow the signs to the town centre and Pittencrieff Park.