The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Gorey Park & Showgrounds, Gorey. The course is run entirely on tarmac paths 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 Gorey 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.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to human's through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Gorey 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

Course Description

The route consists of a lap that takes in an outer loop of the playing fields and the original park on the tarmac paths. Overall there are five and a half laps run clockwise starting on the opposite side of the playing pitches to the clubhouse and finishing in original park area, adjacent to the skate park. The meeting point prior to the run is at the clubhouse.

Facilities

Toilets in clubhouse. On street parking. Limited parking within the park. Childrens’ play area. Skate park.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the opposite side of the playing pitches to the clubhouse. The meeting point prior to the run is at the clubhouse.

Getting there by public transport

BUS
Wexford Bus - and Bus Eireann (#2) go to Gorey. From Wexford they stop at Whitmore jewellers and from Dublin they stop at the local Centra. Both bus stops are on the Main Street opposite each other. You will see a Boyle sports betting shop - take a left at that corner (Thomas street). Cross the road at the end of that street and go right on Pearse street. At the junction with Gorey Little Theatre take a left (Fort road). The park is 550m up on the left just after Teagasc which is signposted. From both bus stops it should only take less than ten minutes.

TRAIN
Exit train station to the right and when you come to the main road, cross it. Then walk to the right and stay on this pavement all way to Park. It will bring you onto Wexford Street then McDermott Street till Main Street. Cross Main Street directly to John Street. Then staying straight ahead cross Pearse Street on to Fort Road. The park is 550m up on the left just after Teagasc which is signposted.

Getting there on foot

From the Main Street.
Turn down John Street.
Cross over Pearse Street.
Continue onto Fort Road.
Look out for Teagasc is on your left. It is signposted.
The Gorey park / Showgrounds are just after that.

Getting there by road

Approaching Southbound M11
At junction 22 exit towards R772 Gorey/Inch. At Toberduff roundabout take the 3rd exit. At Tinnock roundabout take the 1st exit on to the R772. Exit the roundabout on the R772. After 4.4 kilometres Turn right onto Garden city. 350 meters Turn left onto Ramsford avenue. 90 meters Turn left onto park avenue. 350 meters Turn right onto Fort road. 250 meters park is up on your left.

Approaching Northbound N11
At Clough Roundabout take first exit on to R772
6.7km at the roundabout take first exit on to McCurtain St (R772)
30m exit roundabout on to McCurtain St (R772)
550m (at traffic lights) turn left on to North Parade
110m (Paddy Blues pub) turn right on to Pearse Street
180m turn left at John Street (junction with Gorey Little Theatre)
430 meters arrive park is up on your left.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Insomnia Coffee, Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre - please come and join us!