The course is 5000m (5K) long. The start is at the top at the north end of Marine parade and finishes at the bottom. and runs on generally well paved 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.
The Gorleston Cliffs 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:
We hope these tips help to ensure that Gorleston Cliffs 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 page.
Straight on at the lights at the entrance to the James Paget University Hospital, then RIGHT at the next set of lights into Bridge Road (sp Seafront). At the T-junction, turn left onto Marine parade and in about 200m (just after the "Ravine") park on the roadside.
Continue through Bradwell crossroads (lights) and in one mile at lights, take left fork towards Great Yarmouth. TAKE CARE as you join the A12. AT THE FIRST ROUNDABOUT take 4th exit (returning on A12). At the next roundabout (in ~1 mile) take the first exit, and then at the T-junction turn right. Follow the road round to the left an on to the Marine Parade. Parking available on the roadside.
At the first roundabout, take the third exit onto the A12. Continue straight on at two further roundabouts. Then, at the next roundabout (in ~1 mile) take the first exit, and then at the T-junction turn right. Follow the road round to the left and onto Marine Parade. Parking available on the roadside.
Where ever you're coming from please park with consideration for local residents. Parking is available on the Cliff top roadside and near the shops at the lower level.
If you want to get to or park near to the finish:
BY FOOT take either steps or sloping footpaths from the start area down to the shops cafe etc.
BY CAR at the North end of Marine Parade turn left along Avondale Road. Turn right at the end and continue carefully for ~500m and after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Englands Lane (Opposite Police Station). At the NARROW end take care and go straight on. Follow the road round to the right (near river) and right again in front of the Ocean Rooms. Parking is along to the left, round this corner and toward the shops/cafe area.