The course is in Roberts Park, Baildon. The course is 2000m (2K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is run entirely on tarmac paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Marshals will be located along the course.
The course will be marshalled so that juniors will be in sight of a marshal at all times.
Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. Please give way to other park users. This won't slow you down and will help ensure the overall success of 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.
junior parkrun rules and guidelines
Saltaire junior parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. To make the event as safe as possible, participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to take note of the following rules and guidelines:
- Whilst parkrun fully accepts its duty of care and will do everything it can to minimise risk of injury and harm to all participants whilst at parkrun events, it is parent/guardians who ultimately have responsibility for the welfare of their children.
- It is not mandatory for a parent/guardian to participate in junior parkruns, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to/from the event by a responsible adult, and the responsible adult must remain in attendance for the duration of the event.
- junior events are open and inclusive. Disabled people may participate wherever it is safe for them to do so. The event team can provide disabled participants with course information in order that the participant (or their parent/guardian) can make an informed decision about their safe participation.
- Whilst more competitive children can use junior parkruns to test themselves against their own time, and against others, participation should ultimately be for fun, and we urge all parents/guardians/volunteers not to put children under undue pressure to perform.
- junior parkruns are running, jogging and walking events, and the use of children’s scooters, balance bikes, trikes or cycles is prohibited.
- Slower runners are encouraged to seed themselves, by starting towards the back of the group especially if an adult is accompanying them.
- junior parkruns are timed events. Only those aged between 4 to 14 years old completing the course themselves will be given a result.
- Exceptions to this rule are subject to the discretion of the Event and/or Run Director. Examples include those over 14 with special educational needs (SEN) or those with a registered disability, for whom social interaction and physical activity may be difficult but important.
- A strict ‘no barcode no result’ policy will be enforced.
- Buggies are allowed, subject to course conditions, but only if the adult pushing the buggy is accompanying a junior parkrunner. Adults with buggies are urged to position themselves appropriately for the safety and enjoyment of all.
- Dogs or other pets are not allowed to take part in junior parkruns.
- 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.
- Spectators should keep clear of participants on the course and keep control of any children and dogs.
- Participants should take care near roads and car parks, congregate away from the cars and be careful if driving to/from the event.
- Photography or filming is likely to take place at junior parkrun events. Please see our photos page for more details.
- 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.
Please consider helping the event by volunteering - this event survives only because of your generosity. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.
Course DescriptionThis is a three lap, anti-clockwise course around the top section of the park.
Starting on the main, wide path to the west of the bandstand head past the bandstand and follow the outer path in an anti-clockwise direction around the top half of the park. The run finishes just before the bandstand on the third lap.
FacilitiesThere is a cafe and children’s playground within the park. There is a customer toilet in the cafe and a toilet outside the cafe for all park users.
There is plenty of free parking.
Location of startThe run starts on the main, wide path to the west of the bandstand.
Getting there by public transportThe nearest train station is Saltaire. The park is a very short walk from here via a footbridge at the bottom of Victoria Road. Turn left out of the station and walk down the hill.
Bus numbers 626 and 675/633 stop outside Roberts Park on Coach Road.
On the other side of the park (south of the river and canal) buses 623, 662, and 760 pass the top of Victoria Road. Walk straight down Victoria Road and over the footbridge to reach the park.
Getting there on footThe park can be accessed on foot or by bicycle from a footbridge at the bottom of Victoria Road, Saltaire. There is also access here from the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Getting there by roadFor sat nav use the postcode BD17 7LU. From Guiseley or Shipley follow Otley Road (A6038) and turn onto Green Lane. Keep going straight ahead and onto Coach Road and then follow the road as it turns into Higher Coach Road. Roberts Park is on the left hand side.
Parking is available next to the main park entrance and also along Coach Road and Higher Coach Road. On Sundays you can park in the car park of Titus Salt School just past the main park entrance.
Please be aware all park access from Victoria Road is by footbridge only and vehicles cannot reach the main park car park from Victoria Road.