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The course

The course is at Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth. The course is 2000m (2K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is run on a mixture of gravel track and 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

Weymouth 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.
  • Participants should be able to complete (run, jog, walk) 2km. 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).
  • 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 4-14 years old and on foot (eg not those in a buggy or on the shoulders of an adult) can cross the finish line and be recorded in the results list.
  • 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 runner. 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 should be taken on uneven surfaces and participants should watch out for other park users, animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, trees, posts and other obstacles around the course. All parkrunners should be considerate to the park and all other park users at all times.
  • 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.
  • This is a free event and all participants attend and run at their own risk.

Please consider helping the event by volunteering - this event survives only because of your generosity. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.

Course map

Course description

The course starts next to the large children’s play area just past the entrance to the nine-hole golf course in the grounds of Lodmoor Country Park. It follows a clock-wise route around the golf course and miniature railway track. The course takes in two laps and the finish line is roughly 100 metres before the start line.

Facilities

There are public toilets situated within the large pay and display car park at Lodmoor Country Park. There is also a pay and display car park at the Weymouth College Community Sports Centre.

There are a number of establishments on site that serve food and drink, although not all are open throughout the year.

Location of start

The run starts next to the large children’s play area just past the entrance to the nine-hole golf course in the grounds of Lodmoor Country Park.

Getting there by public transport

From Weymouth town centre, take bus no 2 or 10 to Weymouth College and walk through the college grounds to Weymouth College Community Sports Centre car park, and through to Lodmoor Country Park.

Alternatively use bus service no 4 which runs between Preston and Weymouth town centre, alighting at Lodmoor Country Park.

Getting there on foot

It's a ten minute walk from Weymouth Seafront, east along the Esplanade and through Greenhill Gardens towards Lodmoor Country Park.

Head towards towards the nine-hole golf course and onto the start line next to the large children’s play area.

From Weymouth Park and Ride follow the cycle track to the start line.

Getting there by road

From Dorchester, travel on the A354 towards Weymouth until you get to Weymouth Park and Ride roundabout. Follow the Weymouth relief road A354 (Right) until you get to the next roundabout (near Morrisons Supermarket). Take the first turning B3159 (Dorchester Road) and then the 7th turning on the left (Fernhill Avenue). Turn left at mini roundabout into the Weymouth College Community Sports Centre car park.

From Weymouth Town centre travel North on the A354 until you get to the Morrisons Roundabout, then the 3rd exit (Dorchester road) and follow as above.

Post run coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Lodmoor Brewers Fayre, situated next to the main car park - please come and join us!