The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Promenade, Morecambe. 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.
The Morecambe Prom 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 Morecambe Prom parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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
A single lap flat out-and-return along the pedestrianised promenade beside the sea, taking in Morecambe’s West End Gardens, Midland Hotel, Stone Jetty and Eric Morecambe statue with an extraordinary view of the Lake District mountains over the bay.
There are three children’s playgrounds, a small park and picnic area immediately next to the start/finish area as well as two neighbouring beaches to enjoy. There are three unisex and one disabled coin operated, council maintained toilets situated beside the Beach Cafe, as well as one cafe toilet for customers.
Location of start
The event starts beside the Beach Cafe car park on Marine Road West.
Getting there by public transport
Bus: Bus services from districts of Morecambe, Lancaster town and Lancaster University stop at ‘The Battery’ bus stop, immediately next to the Beach Cafe.
Train: Morecambe is also on a branch train line from Lancaster with a station about 20 minutes walk from the start/finish area.
Getting there on footFrom Morecambe train station:
Walk towards the seafront along the 'Flock of Words' footpath until you reach the large white Midland Hotel building. When you reach the sea, turn left onto the promenade and walk about 1km to reach the start/finish area.
Getting there by roadNearest SatNav:
From the M6:
Leave at J34 and take the A683 Bay Gateway following signs for Morecambe for 2.5 miles. Turn right at the traffic lights before Macdonalds to join the A589 Morecambe Road westbound for 0.5 miles until the first roundabout. Take the first exit before the Toby Carvery restaurant to join Westgate, signposted for the West End. Continue straight on for 2 miles travelling past Morecambe Football Club and Regent Park until you reach the Prom. When you see the sea, turn left onto Marine Road West for 0.2 miles then take a right to cross the promenade onto The Battery beachfront parking area is next to the silver and glass Beach Cafe.
From Morecambe Town Centre:
Drive along Marine Road keeping the sea on your right until 1km past the large white Midland Hotel building. Take a right to cross the promenade onto The Battery beachfront parking area next to the silver and glass Beach Cafe.
There is ample parking including 50 council-maintained (pay & display) spaces at the start/finish area.There is plentiful unregulated free on-street parking on Marine Road West and the residential streets of the West End, including a large cleared area near Back Winterdyne Terrace.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Beach Café - please come and join us!