The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle. The course is run on a mixture of hard stone 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

Humber Bridge 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 Humber Bridge 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 course is 3 clockwise laps of the park. Starting from an open grass area a little way into the park from the bottom of Little Switzerland, follow the Cliff Trail. As the path starts to rise and leave the park, turn right and then fork left 120m later to stay on the Cliff Trail. Follow this path around the lakes, avoiding the steps by taking the paths to the left of them. Continue to follow the path back down through the park until you reach the junction with a bench, where you turn right and follow this path to the start/finish area. Repeat this for two further laps. At the end of the third lap, turn right onto the grass area to reach the finish.


Access to the course for pushchairs and wheelchairs access route is only available if you park in the foreshore car parks off Cliff Road. Access from the bridge car park is via a flight of steps.
Toilets are available on the foreshore near the black mill, and near the Tourist Information centre in the Humber Bridge car park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts from an open grass area a little way into the park from the bottom of Little Switzerland.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: There are bus stops on Ferriby Road next to the Bridge car park and in Hessle Square (3/4 mile). EYMS bus routes 56/57/66/155/156 Hull to Hessle. BUSCALL enquiries: (01482) 222222 and see the EYMS website.

Train: The nearest railway station is Hessle (3/4 mile). Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 and the National Rail website.

Getting there on foot

The Country Park is on the National Cycle Network.
There are cycle racks in the Humber Bridge car park and at some of the country park entrances. Both cyclists and pedestrians can access the main car park on Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0HB. Access is also possible via the Cliff Road / Foreshore entrance.

Getting there by road

The country park lies at the junction of two major traffic routes, the A63 running East/West and the A15 running North/South. The Country Park is easily accessible from within and outside the county via the M62/A63, M180/A180, A15 and A1079/A164 roads.

Parking: The nearest postcode is HU13 0HB but this will take drivers to a location a few hundred metres from the country park. Follow Cliff Road along the foreshore under the bridge and park in the car park near the black mill.
Both car parks are marked on the course map, however please note the main car park is being used as a Covid testing site therefore parking options will be reduced.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Darleys, 312 Boothferry Rd, Hessle HU13 9AR - please come and join us!