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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 Kneen Park, 3 Broadway Street, Valhalla, Centurion. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths, concrete paths, dirt 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 Valhalla 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.
  • 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 Valhalla 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

Single lap cross country course.

Start following baseball pitch, round the pitch at back heading back to the start follwing the white rocks and the palasides till the right turn at the fench heading towards the top pitch. At the picth turn left (follow white rocks) and cross the bridge.
Turn right just after the bridge and follow the route marked with white rocks all the way around the tree line until the next concrete bridge.
Turn left following the marked route with white rocks past the reeds and turn right onto the concrete path and follow the path until the white rocks and arrows indicating another right turn onto a dirt track.
Follow the route (white rocks) past the tennis courts, turning right at the barrier (follow white rocks) heading down to the driving school and right in by the gate and follow the palisades heading into the park (follow white rocks) and stay next to the palasides marking the outeside of the park.
And the end of the palisades turn right (follow white rocks) heading back up towards top of the tennis courts and the top turn left (follow white rocks) heading back into the park past the patch of trees.
When reaching the bottom turn right (follow white rocks) heading up to the bus stop and turn left (follow white rocks) heading down to in to the park again and just before the concrete bridge turn left (follow white rocks) all the way past the palisades to the steel bridge.

Turn right and cross the bridge (marked with white rocks) to the finish line.


Toilets, Kids play area, car parking.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts near the baseball pitch.

Getting there by public transport


Getting there on foot


Getting there by road

From old JHB turn onto Paul Kruger heading west (towards Thaba Tshwane).
At the next traffic light turn left into Fjord. Continue till Bothma (1,1km) and turn right into Bothma continue past Primary School (Primary School Valhalla) and turn left into Fergus (500m).
At the stop street turn right into Broadway (200m). Look for the entrance on the left hand side Kneen Park (baseball park) with the parkrun flag. Park inside the park in the demarcated areas.

Post Run Coffee

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