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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. It's run at Nahoon Beach, Nahoon, East London and run on beach sand, rocks, tarmac, bush paths, jeep track 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 Nahoon Point 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 Nahoon Point 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 on Nahoon Beach close to the Nahoon River mouth. The route proceeds along the beach and into the carpark at Nahoon corner. It continues up the hill and passes through the overflow carpark and onto the jeep-track, which winds up onto the tarred road, continues to the speed bump and makes a U-turn. Turn right, up to and around the historical look out and back down, turn right & return along the same route to Nahoon Beach. Come off the beach at the Lifesavers’ HQ, turn left and follow the narrow path to the finish at Nahoon Mouth Bowling Club. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

Facilities

Ablutions and other facilities are available in and around the area.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts on Nahoon Beach close to the Nahoon River mouth.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately there are no buses or trains to the area, so taxi is the only public transport option.

Getting there on foot

From the parking area, head all the way down Harewood Drive. Access the beach along the short boardwalk. The start is located on the beach close to the Nahoon River mouth.

Getting there by road

From the North East Expressway (R72) take the Gleneagles Road (M4) turn-off. Turn left into Old Transkei Road, continue 1.2km along Old Transkei Road and turn right at the traffic lights into Beach Road. Continue along Beach Road for 2.5km where the open grass field on the left serves as the parking area. Please do not use any other parking areas. (Follow the Getting there on Foot directions). GPS coordinates 32°59'18.5"S 27°56'46.1"E.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Nahoon Mouth Bowling Club - please come and join us.