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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 Lanseria Country Estate, Lanseria. 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 Lanseria 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.
  • 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 Lanseria 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

Two laps on a mixture of grass and trail in and round Lanseria Country Estate with a separate stretch from the start to the beginning of the loop and another from the end of the loop to the finish. The loop is a figure 8 with runners passing in opposite directions for a few hundred meters in the middle of the figure 8. The start is at the NE corner of the Estate and the finish is next to the soccer field in front of the restaurant.

Facilities

Toilets including disabled available @ThePlace2B, Free parking, children’s play area, soccer field.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts the NE corner of the Estate.

Getting there by public transport

Travel by Uber. Select Lanseria Country Estate as destination.

Getting there on foot

Using google maps look up Lanseria County Estate

From Lanseria Airport
  • From the Airport terminal building proceed in a westerly direction
  • At the first T junction do not turn right to Blair Athol, turn left.
  • Turn right on to the R512 in the direction of Hartebeespoort Dam and continue on the R512 for exactly 3km.
  • Then turn right onto a dirt road well signposted with our sign
  • Continue on the dirt road which winds right then left then right then left then right for 1km until you reach the white Lanseria Country Estate gates.

Getting there by road

Using google maps look up Lanseria County Estate

From Lanseria Airport
  • From the Airport terminal building proceed in a westerly direction
  • At the first T junction do not turn right to Blair Athol, turn left.
  • Turn right on to the R512 in the direction of Hartebeespoort Dam and continue on the R512 for exactly 3km.
  • Then turn right onto a dirt road well signposted with our sign
  • Continue on the dirt road which winds right then left then right then left then right for 1km until you reach the white Lanseria Country Estate gates.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in @ThePlace2B - please come and join us!