The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Cornwall park, Auckland and run on sealed paths, road, unsealed 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 Cornwall 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.
    Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Cornwall parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes 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 the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map


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Course Description

Out and back - with a few twists and turns! The start and finish is at the Band Rotunda (near the café). The course heads down parallel to Pohutakawa Dr. towards the Main Gate veering right to join the path winding back up to pass behind the Band Rotunda and continue along the path to the end, taking a right-turn heading towards Twin Oak Drive. It crosses the bottom end of the car park and joins a track turning sharp left to follow the dirt track on the left hand side parallel to Twin Oak Drive. Following straight up this track and staying on the left it continues onto the road for approximately 25 m heading towards a stone wall - keep going straight here onto the grass verge. Run over the grass following the cones to join Grand Drive and stay on the right hand side of this road all the way down to the turnaround point (approximately 400m). A marshal will be there as you cross over to run back up keeping to the right hand side again. Follow the cones, keeping to the right of the road as the course makes a right hand turn and then a left to cross over and join a path that brings it back up to Twin Oak Drive. Turn right back onto Twin Oak Drive to follow exactly the same route back, passing the Band Rotunda again on your way to the finish.

Facilities

Getting There

Location of start

The start and finish is at the Band Rotunda (near the café).

Getting there by public transport

Please check local bus timetables.

Getting there on foot

There are 3 entrances from Campbell Rd., one at the top of Onehunga Mall going in at Grand Drive and another near Rawhiti Rd. entering in at Bollard Ave. There is no vehicle access here. There is also a footpath entrance opposite Horotutu Rd. There is another footpath entrance at the junction of Maungakiekie Ave. (off Greenlane Rd.) and Atarangi Rd. which is the closest entrance to the Band Rotunda.

Getting there by road

Main entrance is on Greenlane Rd., at the traffic lights with Puriri Rd. (which is very close proximity to the ASB Showgrounds) - turn into Cornwall Park onto Pohutakawa Drive. From Manukau Rd. there are 2 entrances one near the Stardome Observatory in One Tree Hill and the other at Campbell Crescent which leads into Puriri Rd. and straight on to the Main Gate of Cornwall Park. Greenlane Rd. is also accessible from the motorway.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Cornwall Park Café, right where we start and finish - please come and join us.