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The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Gorey District Park, Gorey. The course is run entirely on tarmac 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 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.
- Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
- You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short 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 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 Gorey parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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 DescriptionThe course comprises 3 ½ laps of Gorey District Park. The start is located at the Gorey District Park carpark at the Fort Road park entrance and the finish is located at between the children’s playground and the sports pavilion.
Facilities available at the park include toilets, a children’s play park, a skate park and 2 drinking water fountains.
Location of startThe event starts at the Gorey District Park carpark at the Fort Road park entrance.
Getting there by public transportBUS
Wexford Bus - and Bus Eireann Route #2 serve Gorey. The bus route Wexford they stop at Whitmore Jewellers and from Dublin they stop at the local XLStore. 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). Follow Fort Road for 500m to Gorey District Park on the left. From both bus stops it should only take less than fifteen minutes to walk to Gorey District Park.
The nearest train station is Gorey on the Dublin ? Rosslare line. 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 travel straight ahead cross Pearse Street on to Fort Road. Follow Fort Road for 500m to Gorey District Park on the left.
Getting there on footFrom Gorey Main Street turn onto John Street. Then walk straight ahead cross Pearse Street on to Fort Road. Follow Fort Road for 500m to Gorey District Park on the left.
Getting there by roadSATNAV Location 52.680337, -6.298157
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 4.8 kilometers take the 3rd exit from the roundabout onto Gorey Main Street. After 180 meters turn right onto John Street which leads onto Fort Road. Gorey District Park is located 550m from this junction, on the left.
Approaching Northbound N11
At Clough Roundabout take first exit on to R772. After 6.7km at the roundabout take first exit on to McCurtain St (R772). Follow McCurtain St (R772) for 500m to the traffic lights. Turn left on to North Parade. After 100m at Paddy Blues pub turn right on to Pearse Street. After 180m turn left at John Street (junction with Gorey Little Theatre) which leads onto Fort Road. Gorey District Park is located 500m from this junction, on the left.
Parking is located within the Gorey District Park, accessed via the Fort Road park entrance. Whilst parking is available within the park, parkrunners are encouraged to walk or cycle where possible or car pool.