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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in the Endcliffe park, Sheffield, and run on multiple surfaces. 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 Endcliffe 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.
  • 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 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.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Endcliffe parkrun 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

Course Description

The course is a two-lap course within Endcliffe park. The course starts and finishes on the main path that runs through the park near Endcliffe Park Independent Café. The course will take you on the scenic back paths of the park, notably passing the Mi Amigo plane crash memorial. Our course is extremely popular and can get very congested, and for the safety of all our park runners we would prefer you not to run with headphones as it makes it difficult for our volunteers to communicate with you. However, we appreciate that some participants do find headphones beneficial, and if this is the case please remove one headphone so that you are aware of what is going on around you throughout your visit.

Facilities

Many bus services from the City Centre travel along Ecclesall Road towards Hunters Bar and Endcliffe Park including 82, 83, 83A, 80, 81 and 88. For more bus timetable information contact Travel South Yorkshire.

Getting There

Location of start

Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road, Sheffield, S11 7AB

Getting there by public transport

Many bus services from the City Centre travel along Ecclesall Road towards Hunters Bar and Endcliffe Park including 82, 83, 83A, 80, 81 and 88. For more bus timetable information contact Travel South Yorkshire.

Getting there on foot

Endcliffe Park is located 2 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre. Access to the parkrun can be made from many different entrances. These include from entrances on Rustlings Road and a main entrance on Hunters Bar Roundabout, just off Brocco Bank.

Getting there by road

Endcliffe Park is located 2 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre on the A625 Ecclesall Road. The main entrances to Endcliffe Park are off Hunters Bar and Rustlings Road where limited public car parking is available within the park. If using a satnav, the postcode to follow is S11 7AB.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Endcliffe Park Independent Café - please come and join us.