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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 Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Pretoria. The course is run entirely on permanent 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 Voortrekker Monument parkrun, Pretoria 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.
  • 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.
  • Please Note Voortrekker Monument is a nature reserve. No dogs are allowed at this venue.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Voortrekker Monument parkrun, Pretoria 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

This is a single lap course. The course starts at the FAK board between the parking area and the stairs leading to the Voortrekker Monument in the direction of the Monument. Keep right at the split and follow the road until you reach the parking area. Turn right and follow the road all the way up to the 3km marker. Keep right at the split going uphill all the way through Fort Schanskop. Follow the road downhill for 1.6 km to the parking area turning right towards the end.

Voortrekker Monument is a nature reserve. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS VENUE. Guide dogs are an exception.


Toilet facilities in restaurant and monument.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the FAK board between the parking area and the stairs leading to the Voortrekker Monument.

Getting there by public transport

search on google maps: Voortrekker Monument

Getting there on foot

search on google maps: Voortrekker Monument

Getting there by road

Travelling north on N1, keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 104, follow signs for N1/Pretoria/Polokwane. Keep right to continue on Ben Schoeman Fwy/Pretoria Main Rd, use the left 2 lanes to take exit 335 for M7/Eeufees Road toward Pretoria. Turn left onto Eeufees Rd/M7, turn right onto the ramp to Pretoria Main Rd/Trichardt Rd/R101 and turn right into gate 2.

Important Note: Gate 2 opens at 07:00, Voortrekker Monument security will check for barcodes of the passengers in the vehicles which are entering the premises and a parking card will be issued. This card needs to be handed in at the main gate when leaving. Families and friends all travelling together in one vehicle, please keep all barcodes on hand to ensure the entrance to the parkrun is free-flowing and hassle free. Gate 2 closes at 08:00. Thereafter entrance will be from the main gate where an entrance fee will be charged as this is considered outside the parkrun start time.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Monument Restaurant - please come and join us!