The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville. The course is run on a mixture of dirt 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.
The Durbanville 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.
- Unfortunately 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 Durbanville 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
The majority of the undulating route is run on broad dirt roads between the vineyards. The course starts above the marquee, following the road, loops around Pinotage pond, then follows the contour of the hill, around the pump house, further follows the hill, then zigzags through the upper vineyards and finishes on the grass field close to the restaurant.
Please note that dogs are not allowed at this event.
Toilet facilities at restaurant, ample parking, grassy childrens’ play area in front of restaurant.
Location of start
The event starts at Meerendal Wine Estate above the marquee.
Getting there by public transport
Getting there on foot
Getting there by roadFrom Durbanville:
Leave Durbanville on Durban Rd in a north-westerly direction. Proceed 180° through the traffic circle located at the Durbanville High School, onto the Vissershok Rd. Meerendal Estate is located approximately 5km from Durbanville on the right side of the Vissershok Road.
From the N7: Turn right onto Vissershok Rd, approximately 1km from Exit #22 ( Durbanville/Tableview ). At the 4 way stop, continue straight to Durbanville. After cresting the top of the hill, turn left into the Meerendal Wine Estate.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Carlucci’s Restaurant on Meerendal Estate - please come and join us!