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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 Meyers Farm, Alberton. The course is run entirely on trail paths. 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 Meyers Farm 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.
  • Unfortunately this course is not suitable for pushchairs or buggies.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Meyers Farm 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

Circular route along established paths, no repeated sections so be aware.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event. Unfortunately this course is not suitable for buggies.

Facilities

Toilet facilities at the Stables.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at Meyers Farm.

Getting there by public transport

N/A

Getting there on foot

Turn west onto Fore St, continue straight at the roundabout, under the highway to the end of Fore Street you will find Meyers Farm.

Getting there by road

On N12 Southern Bypass, take exit 404 onto Voortrekker Rd/M31, Alberton, keep right and turn right onto Ring Rd W. Turn right onto Fore St, continue straight at the roundabout, under the highway, at the end of Fore Street you will find Meyers Farm.

From R59, take exit 54 for Michelle Avenue toward Alberton/M95, turn right onto Michelle Ave. Turn left onto Jacqueline Ave. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Bodmin Rd. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Fore St at the end of Fore Street you will find Meyers Farm.

GPS coordinates 26 15’59.8’S 28 05’00.9E or -26.267922, 28.094870. Parking will be near the main entrance on the left hand side of the venue.

Post Run Coffee

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