The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Churchill Parkway Trail, Winnipeg. The course is run entirely on trail 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.

Course Safety

Churchill Parkway parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, 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.
  • 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 one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.
  • 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 Churchill Parkway parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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 Map

Course Description

The start is 200m south of the Baltimore Avenue entrance to the Churchill Parkway recreation trail. The course runs south along the Parkway trail, parallel to the Red River for 2.5 kilometers until reaching the trail entrance located at the corner of Cockburn Street and Churchill Drive. Participants follow the same route back to the start.

Facilities

There are washrooms at the Riverview Community Center, 90 Ashland Avenue (about 500 meters from the start area). Seasonal washrooms are also located approximately 1.25 km along the trail just north of, and below, the St. Vital Bridge. These washrooms are generally open from the start of June to the end of August. The building also features a water fountain on the outside wall that is operational through the summer months.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts 200m south of the Baltimore Avenue entrance to the Churchill Parkway recreation trail.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: The 95 Riverview (Health Center) bus route will take participants to the Riverview Community Center (stop is located Southbound Eccles at Ashland). Transit users can transfer to the 95 at Morley and Osborne from Route 16. Rapid transit users can transfer to the 95 Riverview (Health Center) at the Fort Rouge Station.
From the Riverview Community Center participants walk 600 meters northeast on Ashland Avenue to the Churchill Parkway to the start area.

Getting there on foot

The start area is 200 meters south east of the Baltimore Avenue entrance to the Churchill Parkway. Pedestrians can easily access this entrance from Churchill Drive and the streets that intersect it - Balfour, Ashland and Baltimore.

Getting there by road

Heading north on Osborne Street turn right onto Ashland Avenue and drive northeast.
Heading south on Osborne Street turn left on to Ashland Avenue and drive northeast.

Participants can park at the Riverview Community Center (90 Ashland Avenue) or continue to drive an additional 500 meters and park on Churchill Drive. Street parking is available on Churchill Drive and Balfour, Ashland and Baltimore Avenues.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Parkline Coffee, 685 Osborne Street. The café is about a mile away from the start area and is the perfect spot for a post-parkrun coffee and socializing - please come and join us!