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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at corner Stoneridge Drive & Hereford Rd, Greenstone Hill. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths, trail paths and sand. 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 Greenstone Hill 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Due to the terrain, unfortunately this course is not suitable for buggies. Please contact the team for further information if required.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Greenstone Hill 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

Single lap, on a jeep track, anti-clockwise around the seritude between Greenstone and Edenvale. The course consists of sand, gravel and grass trail routes with some inclines.
Due to the terrain, unfortunately this course is not suitable for buggies. Please contact the team for further information if required.

Facilities

Full facilities including toilets in the Stoneridge Mall.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the corner of Stoneridge Drive & Hereford Rd.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

Walk to Hereford Rd, turn south until the deadend across the road from Greenstone Hill Office Park and the Stoneridge Mall situated between Greenstone Ridge complex and Greenstone Place Office Park.

Getting there by road

From Modderfontein Road R25 take Hereford Rd. Turn right into Blackrock Street and and left at the next set of traffic lights into Stoneridge Mall. GPS coordinates -26.120305, 28.146195.

Parking - KFC, for a 200m warmup walk.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Food Lovers Market, Stoneridge Mall - please come and join us!