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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 Cambridge Sports Club, Cambridge. The course is run on a mixture of 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 Imonti 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.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Imonti 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

The start is 8:00am from the Cambridge Sports Club in Olympic Ave, Cambridge, with the finish in the same area. The route is part trail through a bushy area and part grass around the Cambridge Mashie Golf Course. The course starts in the club car park and enters the Mashie course. It continues in a clockwise direction around the Mashie course, through a bushy area and then around the old rugby and hockey fields before returning to the Mashie course along another bush path. The route is completed a second time before returning to the start / finish area at the club car park. The course is a two lap clockwise route with loose gravel and exposed tree roots, there are ample passing opportunities. Be sure to pay attention to the surroundings which abound with birdlife.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

Due to the terrain parts of the course may make it harder for people with buggies & pushchairs - please contact the team in advance for further information.

Facilities

Toilets available at Cambridge Club clubhouse.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts in the club car park.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest train station is Vincent Station 1 Km away.

Getting there on foot

From Vincent train station use the pedestrian subway to enter Cambridge and walk past the police station turning right in to Garcia Street. Walk along Garcia Street and turn left into Tapson Street at the 4-way stop. Walk along Tapson Street and turn right at the traffic circle into Wembley Drive. The entrance into the club is 150m from the circle on the right (approx 1 Km).

Getting there by road

From the Cambridge police station travel along Garcia Street in a westerly direction and turn left into Tapson Street at the 4-way stop. Travel along Tapson Street and turn right at the traffic circle into Wembley Drive. The entrance into the club is 150m from the circle on the right. GPS Coordinates: 32°58'58.796"S 27°53'37.197"E.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Cambridge Sports Club - please come and join us!