The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in West Park, Goole. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 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

Goole parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, 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 for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.
  • 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 Goole parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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 Map

Course Description

The 2.5-lap course starts on the tarmac path near the car park and heads for a clockwise loop around the football pitch area before turning right onto a tarmac path and then left, which will which take you back to the start area to begin two full laps.
Follow the tarmac path around the front side of the park, then turn right onto grass to run to the edge of the park. Run around the edge of the park until you pass the BMX area after which you turn left and left again to join the loop around the football pitch area. Turn right onto the tarmac path and then left to start the next lap.
At the end of the final lap, run into the finish funnel to the left of the path.


West Park Café open from 9am
Toilets to side of café, open from 8.30am
Car park accessible from Shaftesbury Avenue. Nearest postcode is DN14 6UU.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the tarmac path near the car park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Bus WY Metro X62 from Hull: The bus stops are located on Airmyn Road approximately 200m south of the park’s main entrance.
Bus EYMS 155 from Elloughton: The bus stop is Goole Hospital, approximately 400m from the park’s main entrance. From the hospital turn right onto Woodland Avenue then follow the road around into Charles Drive. Turn left onto Cobbler Hill, then right onto Western Road. At the top of Western Road, turn left onto Airmyn Road, the park entrance is at the zebra crossing.
Bus EYMS 361 from Eastoft: The bus stop is North Street, 50m from the Town Centre. It is just over 1km to the park, via the pedestrian precinct and Boothferry Road, Airmyn Road.

Rail: Goole Rail Station is approximately 1km from the park’s main entrance, from the station leave by the subway and follow Boothferry Road for approximately 700m to Airmyn Road. The park’s main entrance is at the second zebra crossing.

Getting there on foot

The Park is just over 1km from the town centre, where the clock tower and Market Hall are situated. Head through the pedestrian precinct towards the Rail Station, then follow Boothferry Road / Airmyn Road. The park’s main entrance is at the second zebra crossing.

Getting there by road

For satnavs, the nearest postcode is DN14 6UU.

For people travelling from the North, South and West outside Goole on the M62, leave at Junction 36 (A614 Goole). At the junction head towards Goole (Rawcliffe Road). Go straight on at the first and then left at the second set of lights (Lansdown Road). Take the first right (Shaftesbury Avenue) and follow the road to within 50m of the end. The car park entrance is on the right and is unsigned.

For people travelling from the east outside Goole on the M62, leave at Junction 37 (A614 Howden / Goole). At the roundabout turn left for Goole, then follow the road straight over the mini roundabout at the Ferryboat Inn. Cross Boothferry Bridge and go straight on at the roundabout (Airmyn Road). When you cross over the motorway flyover, the park is approximately 400m on your right. Pass the park entrance, taking the next right (Park Avenue). Turn right (Shaftesbury Avenue) and follow the road to within 50m of the end. The car park entrance is on the right and is unsigned.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in West Park Café - please come and join us!