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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and gravel 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 Kirkcaldy 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 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 Kirkcaldy parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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.

Course Map

Course Description

The course starts in the south-east corner of Beveridge park, at the Abbotshall Road / Balwearie Road entrance. The course consists of two anti-clockwise laps of the paved road, taking in a clockwise lap of the pond area, past the play park during lap two. The finish line is just after the Kirkcaldy Rugby Football Club building. The course takes in the fairly steep hill at the north of the park - twice.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please keep to the left and 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.


  • Fife Council will make best endeavors to open the public toilets from 09:00 however this is not guaranteed. There may be a 30p fee.
  • There is ample free car parking accessed from the B9157, Abbotshall Road (KY2 5PH) entrance.
  • Children’s play area.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in the south-east corner of Beveridge park, at the Abbotshall Road / Balwearie Road entrance.

Getting there by public transport

The park is 10 minutes walk from Kirkcaldy railway station and train times throughout the year can be found using the National Rail journey planner.
Exiting the rear entrance of the station, head South onto Forth Avenue towards The Beveridge Park Hotel. Follow Forth Avenue / A910 until you come to the park entrance at the Roundabout of Boglily Road / A910 / Abbotshall Road

Bus routes from your location can be planned at Traveline Scotland.

Getting there on foot

There are two main entrances to Beveridge Park; Boglily Road / Abbotshall Road & Abbotshall Road / Balwearie Road.

Getting there by road

Free parking is available at Beveridge Park car park, accessible from Abbotshall Road.
There may be times where parking is limited due to other events taking place in the park. We will advise runners via the news page and facebook when this is the case.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Morrisons Supermarket Cafe, The Esplanade, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SL - please come and join us!