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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 Queens Avenue, Aldershot. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, park paths, canal tow 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 Rushmoor 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 Rushmoor 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 DescriptionThe course starts opposite the Army Rugby Stadium on Queens Avenue near the pedestrian crossing where the tarmac path leads towards the centre of the field. The course heads towards the edge of the sports fields near the Wavell School, then turns left and follows the boundary fence to the edge of the field. Going through a gap in the boundary fence, the course turns left and follows the pavement next to the A325 for around three quarters of a kilometre. Where the slip road off the Alisons Road slip road off the A325 starts, the course turns left and joins the Basingstoke Canal. Just before the canal goes under Queens Avenue, the course turns left again to rejoin the playing fields and then runs straight next to Queens Avenue, turning left just before the start for a second lap. On the second lap, carry straight on without turning left, staying on the right of the path to finish.
Toilets are available across Queens Road from the start in the Army Rugby Stadium, accessed via the Garrets Cafe car park. A changing room is also available in the Garrets Cafe next to the Stadium.
Location of startThe run starts opposite the Army Rugby Stadium on Queens Avenue near the pedestrian crossing where the tarmac path leads towards the centre of the field.
Getting there by public transportWe are situated approximately 2.5 miles from Aldershot Railway Station and 1.5 miles from North Camp Railway Station. There is no connecting bus service from North Camp Station to Queens Avenue in Aldershot but the No. 1 route Stagecoach Goldline bus service runs from Aldershot Railway Station every 10 minutes. There is a stop in Queens Avenue, a short walk from the start.
The No. 1 route bus service also connects Farnborough Main Railway Station.
Getting there on footThe Basingstoke canal towpath runs from Woking to Queens Avenue and also from Fleet/ Basingstoke in the other direction. The course is about a 30 minute walk from Aldershot town centre along Hospital Hill and then Queens Avenue.
Getting there by roadFrom the A331 North Camp exit and head down Lynchford Road towards Farnborough. At the next roundabout turn left onto Queens Avenue. Take the second exit at the next roundabout. The course is on the playing fields to your right about a quarter of a mile down the road. Parking is in the Sports Centre, car park 6, next to the Garrison Sports Centre. To reach this turn left into Princes' Avenue at the traffic lights after passing the Army Rugby Stadium on your left. Follow the road round to the left and then follow the road to the end, turning left before the barracks. The car park is on your left and is signposted from Queens Avenue. Please do not park in any of the other car parks.
From the A325 at the Alison's exit. Turn left onto Alison's Avenue and then left again at the first set of lights into Queens Avenue. Princes Avenue is on your right and the course on your left.
For your safety, please use the pedestrian crossing when arriving at the event from the car park.