The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Rogiet Countryside Park, Rogiet. The course is run on a mixture of 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 Rogiet 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.
- Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
- 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.
- While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to human's through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Rogiet 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
Three laps on a mixture of grass and trail within Rogiet Countryside Park which is situated on land between the railway lines and the M4. The start and finish are close to the main car park.
Toilets are in the opposite direction from the station and bridge, in the white sports pavilion, which has a clock tower on top. It's behind the tennis court and allotments. It's best to park in the Monmouthshire County Council overflow carpark next to the station if you need to use the toilets. There are children's play facilities and a green space here too.
Location of startThe start is close to the main car park.
Getting there by public transportBy bus: The X74 bus that runs between Newport and Chepstow via the B4245 stops close to Station Road, Rogiet. Follow direction for arriving on foot from here.
By train: Trains from Newport, Chepstor and Caldicot stop at Severn Tunnel Junction railway station. Exit the station through the car park and turn left over the road bridge. Turn right after the road bridge on the footpath to Rogiet Countryside Park.
Getting there on footFrom the B4245 in Rogiet turn onto Station Road. Follow this past a roundabout and across a road bridge over the railway line. Take the right turning after the bridge into Rogiet Countryside Park.
Getting there by roadFrom the B4245 at Rogiet turn into Station Road. Continue over a roundabout towards the train station and over the road bridge. Turn right into Rogiet Countryside Park car park. Alternatively, the Monmouthshire County Council overflow car park is situated on the left immediately before the railway road bridge. It is suggested that you park in the overflow car park if you wish to use the toilet facilities.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the finish line. Tea and other refreshments are also provided - all by Friends of Rogiet Countryside Park for a suggested donation of 50p per drink - please come and join us!