This junior event is currently open to children aged 4 to 10. More information here.
Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The course

The course is at Kings Weston Estate, Bristol. The course is 2000m (2K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is run on a mixture of stone paths, gravel paths and compacted earth paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Marshals will be located along the course.

The course will be marshalled so that juniors will be in sight of a marshal at all times.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. Please give way to other park users. This won't slow you down and will help ensure the overall success of 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.

junior parkrun rules and guidelines

Kings Weston junior parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. To make the event as safe as possible, participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to take note of the following rules and guidelines:

  • Whilst parkrun fully accepts its duty of care and will do everything it can to minimise risk of injury and harm to all participants whilst at parkrun events, it is parent/guardians who ultimately have responsibility for the welfare of their children.
  • It is not mandatory for a parent/guardian to participate in junior parkruns, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to/from the event by a responsible adult, and the responsible adult must remain in attendance for the duration of the event.
  • Junior events are open and inclusive. Disabled people may participate wherever it is safe for them to do so. The event team can provide disabled participants with course information in order that the participant (or their parent/guardian) can make an informed decision about their safe participation.
  • Whilst more competitive children can use junior parkruns to test themselves against their own time, and against others, participation should ultimately be for fun, and we urge all parents/guardians/volunteers not to put children under undue pressure to perform.
  • Participants should be able to complete (run, jog, walk) 2km. 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).
  • junior parkruns are running, jogging and walking events, and the use of children’s scooters, balance bikes, trikes or cycles is prohibited.
  • Slower runners are encouraged to seed themselves, by starting towards the back of the group especially if an adult is accompanying them.
  • junior parkruns are timed events. Only those aged between 4 to 14 years old completing the course themselves will be given a result. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only those aged 4 to 10 years old may take part until further notice.
  • Exceptions to this rule are subject to the discretion of the Event and/or Run Director. Examples include those over 14 with special educational needs (SEN) or those with a registered disability, for whom social interaction and physical activity may be difficult but important.
  • A strict ‘no barcode no result’ policy will be enforced.
  • Buggies are allowed, subject to course conditions, but only if the adult pushing the buggy is accompanying a junior runner. Adults with buggies are urged to position themselves appropriately for the safety and enjoyment of all.
  • Dogs or other pets are not allowed to take part in junior parkruns.
  • When running, take care should be taken on uneven surfaces and participants should watch out for other park users, animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, trees, posts and other obstacles around the course. All parkrunners should be considerate to the park and all other park users at all times.
  • Spectators should keep clear of participants on the course and keep control of any children and dogs.
  • Participants should take care near roads and car parks, congregate away from the cars and be careful if driving to/from the event.
  • Photography or filming is likely to take place at junior parkrun events. Please see our photos page for more details.
  • 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.

Please consider helping the event by volunteering - this event survives only because of your generosity. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.

Course map

Course description

The course is a one and two-thirds lap, clockwise loop starting approximately 100m from Kings Weston House. After 200m there is a right turn in front of The Echo (Vanbrugh’s imposing stone loggia). It follows the main path through the woods for 500m before turning right again to follow the Severn Way footpath towards Kings Weston House. It passes in front of the House before turning right again towards The Echo. On the second lap the finish is reached on the Severn Way footpath approximately 150m before Kings Weston House.

Facilities

Free car parking off Shirehampton Road (see ‘Getting there by road’). There are no facilities in the park but there is a toilet for customers of the Hunters Vaults cafe in Kings Weston House which visitors associated with junior parkrun are welcome to use.

Location of start

The run starts approximately 100m from Kings Weston House.

Getting there by public transport

Bus:
First Bus: 40/41 City Centre to Cribbs Causeway, alight at Shire-hampton Road/Penpole Lane.
Wessex: 502 Bristol Parkway to Shirehampton, alight at Kings Wes-ton Lane/Napier Miles Road.

Train:
Shirehampton station is approximately 20 minutes walk away. The first train from Bristol Temple Meads arrives in time for junior parkrun but there is no early train from Avonmouth. Visit the National Rail website for latest timetable information. From the station, cross the Portway by the footbridge and take Station Road to The Green. Then follow ‘Getting there on foot’.

Getting there on foot

From Shirehampton High Street/The Green take Park Hill leading to Shirehampton Road. Pass the war memorial on the left and immediately after the junction with Penpole Lane turn left across the grass towards the trees and the Severn Way footpath through Kings Weston Estate.

Getting there by road

There is a free public car park off Shirehampton Road (B4054) opposite Shirehampton Golf Course.

From the M5 or from Bristol city centre, take the Portway (A4) to Sylvan Way (signposted Lawrence Weston). From Sylvan Way turn left at traffic lights on to Shirehampton Road (signposted Kings Weston House) and then take first left (signposted Shirehampton). After approx 1/4 mile the car park entrance is on the right, marked by white-painted boulders.

Post run coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Hunters Vaults (situated in Kings Weston House) - please come and join us!