The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Windhoek Farm On R315, Darling. The course is run on a mixture of jeep track and single track . 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 Yzerfontein 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.
  • Dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • 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 Yzerfontein 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 our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

Yzerfontein parkrun supports green environments with the course taking you pass the wind turbines. On a windy day it is an experience to hear the turbines in action. It starts with a slow ascent rewarding you a with a view at the top of Table Mountain, Meeurots, Dassen Island and Langebaan lagoon in the distance. You will run pass the 4 wind turbines. From there it is downhill with a few twists and turns to the finish line. The course is run on a mixture of jeep and single track through the farm lands. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud and puddles after rain.

Facilities

Toilets are available at the Start/Finish point.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at Windhoek Farm.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately there is no public transport available.

Getting there on foot

The parkrun is reachable by mountain bike. Follow the same directions as by road.

Getting there by road

From the R27 (Cape Town) turn right at the R315, Yzerfontein/Darling crossing towards Darling. After about 2km turn left at the Windhoek farm sign on your left. After about 200m turn left into the parking area.
From R27 (Langebaan) turn left at the R315, Yzerfontein/Darling crossing towards Darling. After about 2km turn left at the Windhoek farm sign on your left. After about 200m turn left into the parking area.
From Yzerfontein keep straight on the R315 crossing the R27 towards Darling. After about 2km turn left at the Windhoek farm sign on your left. After about 200m turn left into the parking area.
From Darling take the R315 towards Yzerfontein. About 15km from Darling (almost opposite the wind turbines) you will find the Windhoek farm sign on your right. Turn right towards the turbines. After about 200m turn left into the parking area.

Parking is provided on grass at the start of the run. The parking area may accumulate mud and puddles after rain.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the West Coast Farm Stall. The farm stall is located at the R27/R315 crossing - please come and join us!