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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 Robertson Winery, Robertson. 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 Robertson 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.
  • 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 Robertson 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 course start inside Robertson Winery security area on a paved road and running through the gate to the following wine farms namely Wonderfontein, Agter Die Bos, Randriver, Drie Eike, Silvervale & Vrugbaar. The section that goes between the vines as soon as you run through the gate to Wonderfontein farm is run entirely on gravel and sand 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, but there are signs in place. Course crosses a small river the Willem Nelsrivier and there will be a risk that it may be in flood with heavy rainfall. Please remember that the parkrun uses roads on private farm area. For the continued success of the event, please avoid taking any fruits from trees during harvest time. Giving way to other park users 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. This is also a pram friendly event and dogs must be on leash. 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.

Facilities

The venue has an abundance of beautiful trees close to the start/finish and there is ample parking as well at Robertson Garden Centre, Cafe Rosa parking area. There are toilet facilities at venue close to the start/finish, safe area for kiddies to play inside security area also close to start/finish and something to eat and drink after the parkrun at Café Rosa or Strictly Coffee.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts close the main car park.

Getting there by public transport

Catch a taxi to the venue, taxi rank at entrance road to Robertson Winery.

Getting there on foot

Walking distance from town as well as all residential areas close to Robertson.

Getting there by road

From CT take the R60 from Worcester to Robertson, as soon you enter town take the first road to your right after taxi rank at Robertson Police Station. Ample parking - straight on until Kentucky at your left, turn to your right, through gate to railway parking area for Robertson Garden Centre, Cafe Rosa. Security Officials will be on duty to direct competitors to parking area and to guard vehicles.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Cafe Rosa & Strictly Coffee - please come and join us!