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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 Silwer Circle, Silwer Avenue / Steenberg street, Reyno Ridge Witbank (Emalalheni). The course is run on a mixture of trail paths and tar 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 Witbank 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.
  • 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 Witbank 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

Mostly gravel track ending with 1.1km tarred surface. The route is run through a reserve area overlooking Witbank Dam, amazing scenery. Surface mostly gravel with total elevation of 48m.


No facilities at the start. Permission given to use toilet facilities at Premi Piatti restaurant 500m from the parking area.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts opposite Curro School.

Getting there by public transport

No public transport available.

Getting there on foot

Closest taxi rank is 1km away at New Checkers centre. Silwer street starts at the circle of the shopping centre and ends at the circle opposite Curro School where the parkrun starts.

Getting there by road

Travelling along the N4 & N12 passing through Witbank take the 105 offramp to Mandella drive. Turn right and cross the highway, at the circle take the 3rd exit Paul Sauer street. Crossing one set of robots and a circle, turn left into Silwer street. Continue +1km to Silwer circle... directions to Curro School road marked. Parking at the circle foor the Witbank parkrun.
Parking is 100m meters from the start on the property and is entered and exited through one road. Should more parking be required, Curro school can be used

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Premi Piatti Restaurant on site where the local Golf driving range is situated. Opens at 07h00 - please come and join us!