Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in Hyde Park, Tameside, Greater Manchester. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail 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.

Course Safety

The Hyde 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 Hyde 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

This is a 3 lap course.

The start is located in the centre of the park in the bandstand area, this area can be used to store belongings undercover and bicycles on the railings at your own risk.

From the bandstand in the centre of the park, take the path that heads uphill towards the back of the basketball/tennis courts. The start line is where the path from the bandstand joins the outer path.
Follow this path uphill, past the basketball/tennis courts which should be on your left.
Bear right, follow Run England sign, past the orchard on the left.
Go through the gate and turn immediate left; go through two bollards and then past a single bollard.
When you reach the nursery building, bear right on the path and follow the path parallel to the nursery building (but not immediately alongside it). Stay on the path till you are almost in front of the nursery building and then bear right onto the outer path going past large squirrel wooden statue on your right.
Run past the café on your right - you are running over cobbles at this point.
Stay on path heading down hill, towards gates. Bear left just before the main gates and enter the woods; bear right and take path downhill with green railings either side.
Go straight ahead, stay on path and past bridge on left. Keep stream on left till you see small concrete footpath over stream. Go over stream and turn left, running back alongside the stream, keep stream on left. Run across path with bridge, which leads to valley floor. Run back towards the point where you entered the woods.
Turn right, bear right and head up path on the right. The path dips down and then comes back up again. You are then back at the start line.
Run a full loop again, on your third loop just before you reach the dip in the path, turn left towards the bandstand. This is the end of the route.

Facilities

Toilets - are located at the back of the hall in the centre of the park and will be locked when the parkrun team leave the park.

Parking - Parking is available at the bottom of Park Road, the car park will be locked upon the parkrun team leaving the park. Do not leave your vehicle in the car park after 10am.
Disabled parking: limited spaces located within the park, accessed via Lodge Lane SK14 4JX.

Café - The café is located next to the park entrance on Park Road

Children's play area - located along the run route, not far from the start/finish.

Bike - there are railings at the Bandstand to securely lock bikes to.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in the centre of the park in the bandstand area, this area can be used to store belongings undercover and bicycles on the railings at your own risk.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Stagecoach busses 389, 340, 343 and 346 have stops on Park Road and Lodge Lane, with access points into the park. Timetables can be found on their website.

Hyde Bus Station is a 3 minute walk. Buses from Glossop, Manchester and all across Tameside arrive and depart from here. Take the path that crosses the M67 by bridge, turn right at the Rhino building then first left, the park gates will be on your right hand side.

Train: the nearest train stations are Flowery Field 0.4m, Hyde Central 0.5m, Newton for Hyde 0.6m, Hyde North 1.0m.

Flowery Field is a 6 minute walk - Follow the path that runs alongside the train tracks back towards the direction of Glossop, the path is found at the top of the ramp leading up from the Manchester bound platform, enter the park directly facing the end of the path.

Hyde Central is a 12 minute walk - With Aldi on your left head towards the Cheshire Ring pub, turn right and then left at the lights. Go through the next set of lights then left at the second set, with the Rhino building on your left. Take the first left and the park gates are on your right.

Hyde North a 20 minute walk - Turn right out of the station, up through the tunnel, take the first right, then second right to Bennett Street, turn right at the chippy and follow the road until you reach Flowery Field train station. Follow the directions from Flowery Field above.

Getting there on foot

The park can be accessed from Park Road near the café, at the bottom of Park Road and halfway down Lodge Lane.

Getting there by road

satnav postcode SK14 2LN

(From Denton) From the M67 take junction 3 for Hyde. At the junction there are 3 lanes, 2 go left and one goes right. Take the middle lane and turn left, turn right at the lights next to the Rhino building then first left, parking is on your left and the park entrance on your right.

(From Hattersley) From the M67 take junction 3 for Hyde, turn right at the lights go through the next set of light then turn right at the Rhino building then first left, parking is on your left and the park entrance on your right.

The car park is opened/locked following the parkrun team arriving/leaving the park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Tea in the Park - please come and join us!