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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Seaton Esplanade, Seaton. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and pebble beach. 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 Seaton 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 for further details.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Seaton parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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 Map

Course Description

Just over two laps of the seafront. Just over two laps of the seafront. Starting on the pebble beach east of Fisherman's Gap, the route goes in a westerly direction using the Esplanade to the Hideaway cafe where it turns and returns beyond the start with a short spell of pebble beach before turning to repeat for a second lap.
After two laps of the Esplanade, parkrunners drop onto the beach on the slipway adjacent to Jane's kiosk for a short pebble beach finish.

Due to the terrain parts of the course may be unsuitable for people with buggies & pushchairs - please contact the team in advance for further information.

No dogs are allowed to due to the restrictions on the beach.


Toilets are available on The Esplanade near the start and at Thury Harcourt Place, adjacent to Tesco’s.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts east of Fisherman's Gap on the pebble beach.

Getting there by public transport

Bus 9A
Exeter Bus Station dep 0735,
Newton Poppleford dep 0802a
Sidmouth Triangle dep 0819
Arr Seaton Marine Place (opposite Fisherman’s Gap) 0852

Timetable from
Nearest station: Axminster (7 miles to Seaton)

Getting there on foot

The start is adjacent to Fisherman's Gap on The Esplanade. Postcode is EX12 2NF.

Getting there by road

The nearest postcode is EX12 2NF Seaton Esplanade. During winter months March to October parking is free on the seafront. Otherwise it is pay and display or you can pay via phone or App. There is two hours free car parking at Tesco on Harbour Road or there is parking at Seaton Jurassic long-stay car park on The Underfleet. Both of these are a ten minute walk to the start.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Pebbles, Marine Place, Seaton EX12 2LL - please come and join us!