College Park Parkrun
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Anacostia Park, Washington. The course is run entirely on asphalt 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 course is an out-and-back route on the Paint Branch Trail, just north of the University of Maryland. Starting just north of Metzerott Rd, runners head north along the bike trail, under Rte. 193, through a ‘tunnel of trees’, past a ‘tornado damage area’, and over several wooden bridges. The turnaround is shortly before the trail reaches Cherry Hill Rd. The course is flat and almost entirely shaded.
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.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park - please come and join us!
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