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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Milford Waterfront, Milford Haven. The course is run entirely on tarmac 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 Milford Waterfront 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 also 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. However as the paths are narrow in places, it is not suitable for double buggies.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Milford Waterfront 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 is a two lap anti-clockwise loop starting on Pier Road opposite the Foam Cafe. From the start, head east following a tarmac, sheltered leafy path with harbour views on your right. Continue along this path until you reach the outer perimeter of Wards Yard and continue up an inclined section before reaching your first turnaround point. Head back along the same pathway before being directed to take a right turn up an adjacent path. Parts of this section are narrow and uneven but reveal full panoramic views of the Haven. This pathway runs directly below the Water Gardens.
At the turn point, you'll return onto Pier Road and head back towards the start. You’ll be instructed where to turn around and then repeat the whole course again. The start and finish point are directly opposite Foam Cafe, close to nearby parking.

Facilities

Toilet facilities are available at: The Milford Marina Office (includes disabled toilets and baby changing facilities), behind the Scoop Ice Cream Parlour & Coffee Shop (includes a disabled toilet) and inside the Milford Waterfront Visitor Centre (disabled access toilet including a baby changing facility).

The nearest cash machine is currently located at Tesco. Barclays Bank is situated on Hamilton Terrace.
Free WiFi - Milford Waterfront offers free WiFi throughout Milford Waterfront and Havens Head Retail Park. To connect just look for the 'Free Milford Waterfront WiFi' network.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts directly opposite Foam Café.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: The nearest bus station, just outside our local Tesco superstore is 5 minutes walk away from the Waterfront.

Train: The nearest train station is opposite Tesco superstore and is a 5 minute walk from Milford Waterfront.

Getting there on foot

On entering via foot from Victoria Hill into Milford Waterfront, follow the footpath along Neptune Quay for approximately 400 metres. The parkrun start point is located opposite Foam café situated on the corner point next to the Mackerel Quay.

Getting there by road

Follow the M4 west, the A48 and then the A40 to Haverfordwest. From Haverfordwest, take the A4076 to Milford Haven. On arrival at Milford Haven, continue along Steynton Road and Great North Road. Then, follow the road around to the right near St Katharine’s Church and continue downhill along Hamilton Terrace and Victoria Hill. For Milford Waterfront, take the first entrance (signposted) on the left at the bottom of Victoria Road.

It’s easy to park and free around the whole of Milford Waterfront. The main car park is situated on Mackerel Quay, overlooking Milford Haven Waterway. For disabled visitors, parking is available along Nelson Quay and Mackerel Quay. Milford Waterfront is flat and easily accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Foam Cafe, Unit 2, Barrallier House, Milford Haven - please come and join us!