The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Nobs Line, Strandon, New Plymouth. The course is run entirely on concrete 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.
The East End parkrun, New Plymouth 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 East End parkrun, New Plymouth is fun and safe for everyone.
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 our Support
An out and back course that follows the coastal walkway out to just past the iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.
Public toilets adjoining the car park are available for use. Beach access across from start line, children’s playground if you follow Nobs Line down past the skating rink and across the bridge.
Location of startThe event starts on the grassy area, between Fitzroy and East End Surf Clubs.
Getting there by public transportN/A
Getting there on footAlong walkway from town: Follow walkway along the beach until you see East End Surf Club on your right. Start line will be on the grassy area between East End and Fitzroy Surf Clubs.
Along the walkway from Bell Block: Follow walkway along the beach until you see Fitzroy Surf Club. Start line will be on the grassy area, between Fitzroy and East End Surf Clubs.
Getting there by roadFrom town: Continue along Devon St and turn left into Nobs Line. Veer left and head towards car park near East End Surf Club.
From Bell Block: Turn right at the traffic lights after the Waiwhakaiho Bridge onto Devon St East. Turn right into Nobs Line and head towards car park near East End Surf Club.
Parking spaces can be found around East End Surf Club as well as Fitzroy Surf Club. There is also parking spaces past the surf club around the East End skate park and indoor hockey rink as well as neighbouring streets
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Kiosk at the Fitzroy Surf Club - please come and join us!