Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in the Vineyards, Tewkesbury. The course is run entirely on 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.

Course Safety

The Tewkesbury 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 Tewkesbury 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

Four laps all on grass, round the perimeter of the park and alongside Tewkesbury Abbey and a small river. The course has 2 small inclines with the start and finish being close to the main car park.

Facilities

  • Public toilets are available in the Gloucester Road Car Park where you will need 20p to access the toilets. The toilets are a 5 minute walk from the start line.
  • There is a small enclosed play area located next to the start and finish area of parkrun for smaller children and an outside gym and basketball hoop is available for older children.
  • There is a covered shelter area with seating.
  • Free parking is available at the Tewkesbury Rugby Club.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts next to the side entrance of the Rugby Club car park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: There are several different number buses to travel to Tewkesbury, please plan your journey via the Stagecoach bus journey planner.

Train: The nearest train station is Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.

Getting there on foot

From the town centre please follow signs to the Abbey and turn into Gander Lane next to the Abbey.

Getting there by road

  • From Cheltenham/Gloucester: Head to Tewkesbury on the A38 and turn right after the Abbey into Gander Lane.
  • From Worcester/Bredon: Head through Tewkesbury town centre and at the small monument roundabout take the second exit, then take the first left into Gander Lane.
  • From the M5: Follow signs for the town centre and at the small monument roundabout take the first exit, then take the first left into Gander Lane.
  • For SatNav use the post code: GL20 5PG.
  • Post Run Coffee

    Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Tewkesbury Rugby Club - please come and join us!