The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng, Phokeng. The course is run on a mixture of paved paths, trail paths and 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 Lebone 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.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to human’s through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

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

Age Grading

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 the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map

Course Description

This beautiful 1 lap trail is run within the Campus grounds. The college is nestled at the foot of Tshufi Hill and has an amazing view overlooking Phokeng Village.
The route starts on the Main Sports Field and follows a paved pathway through the Amphitheatre, then turning left towards the bush. 80% of the trail is run in the bush so you will encounter typical cross country terrain ie. gravel, rock, grass, sand etc.
The path is wide enough to pass other runners, however, there are sections which are single track and narrow.
The beginning bush path is a slight gravel incline as you go up the hill where you are rewarded with an amazing view from above the field. Follow the path until it slopes downwards, there the path has a moderate climb towards the right until the boundary fence where you turn right. Follow the trail which will lead you back into the wild. The trail winds down, turn left onto a short gravel road and then left again onto the path. Follow the trail as it meanders through the bushveld with many species of birds and trees.
Nearing the end of the trail the dam will be on your left. The trail will lead you right onto another gravel road which bends left. At the top of the road turn right and follow the signs which take you around the Junior field on your left. Once you are past and on the lawn turn left where you meet up with a paved pathway. The path will lead you past the car park on the left back towards the Amphitheatre where you turn left to retrace your steps to finish back on the Main Sports Field.

Facilities

Toilet facilities at back of School Hall, ample parking nearby Sports Field and a tuckshop is on the field to purchase refreshments.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the Main Sports Field.

Getting there by public transport

Local Taxis from Uncle Toms up to Lebone II College.

Getting there on foot

From Phokeng, Lebone II College is a short walk up to Tsufi Hill.

Getting there by road

Our GPS co ordinates are Latitude - 25° 36.112'S Longitude - 27° 7.769'E
  • Drive on the N4 through Rustenburg towards Swartruggens.
  • Take exit 169 (R565) Sun City/ Phokeng
  • Turn right and continue straight at 4 way stop
  • Take the exit toward Phokeng/Morgenzon
  • Turn left
  • At the Maingate please show your parkrun barcode to gain access to the Campus.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Phatsima Café - please come and join us!