The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Teignmouth Promenade, Teignmouth. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and paved 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 Teignmouth Promenade 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.
- Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 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.
- 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.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Teignmouth Promenade 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
Route A This is run entirely along the 3 laps of the promenade which is flat and paved. The course is run in an anti-clockwise direction between the Yacht Club and the lighthouse by the point car park. This course is very picturesque and runners will experience the beautiful coast line as they run.
Route B (back up)
Route B, in case of not being able to use the main Route A, is entirely on permanent paths within Eastcliff Park. 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.
Public conveniences available below the Beachcomber Café near to the start/finish area. WiFi available in Lemon Tree Café and various offers at local cafes.
Location of startThe event starts adjacent to Teignmouth Pier on the RHS.
Getting there by public transportVia train to Teignmouth stations which is on the main line from Plymouth/Newton Abbot and Exeter see www.nationalrail.co.uk
If travelling by bus there are buses from Newton Abbot (operated by Country Bus from Newton Abbot) see www.countrybusdevon.co.uk
From Exeter buses are operated by Stage Coach see www.rome2rio.com/map/Exeter/Teignmouth
Getting there on footHead toward the sea front and the start is adjacent to Teignmouth Pier on the RHS.
Getting there by roadPlease use post code TQ14 8BB for SAT NAV for directions.
From Exeter - on A380 turn towards Teignmouth on B3192 and head towards sea from in town.
From other directions - just head toward the sea front and the parkrun is adjacent to Teignmouth pier.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lemon Tree Café - please come and join us!