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The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Littleport Recreation Ground, Littleport. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, trail 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.
The Littleport 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 Littleport parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionTwo laps on a mixture of grass, tarmac path and trail round the perimeter of the football field, alongside the ditch and around the field adjacent to Littleport Academy with a small finishing section along the side of the football pitch. The start and finish is close the main car park and leisure centre.
Leisure centre toilets and changing facilities can be used.
Location of startThe event starts close the main car park and leisure centre.
Getting there by public transportThe nearest train station is Littleport train station.
The No 9 Stagecoach bus is the nearest service that can stop at Brookside Grove, Littleport.
Getting there on footFrom train station: Head south, turn left towards Lynn Road, then onto Lynn Road. Turn left onto Camel Road. Follow path round to left straight to recreation ground.
Nearest bus facility: Stagecoach bus 9, dropping passengers off at Brookside Grove. Head SE towards Wisbech Road, turn left onto Wisbech Road then left onto Camel Road. Follow road left until you reach the recreation ground.
Getting there by roadIf using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is CB6 1EW
From Ely: Follow A10, following signs to Littleport taking the third exit at the M&S roundabout onto Wisbech Road. Take a left turn onto Camel Road, following the road until the signage for the recreation ground and turning left into the car park.
From A14: Head SE on Huntingdon Road. Take A14 exit towards Cambridge/A1307/A10/Ely. Continue onto Huntingdon Road/A14. Take left slip to A10/Newmarket/Ely, continue onto A14. At J33 take A1309/A10 exit to Cambridge/Ely and then first roundabout exit onto A10 for 4.2 miles. Keep following Ely/A10 road until M&S roundabout at Littleport and take third (right) exit into Littleport/Wisbech Road. Continue until left turn onto Camel Road and follow road round to left until reaching the recreation ground. Parking is all on site at the recreation ground.