The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Centre multiservice Réal-U.-Guimond, 3051, rue Bergeron, Saint-Paulin. The course is run on a mixture of pavement (asphalte) and gravel paths (gravelle). 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 Saint-Paulin 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.
  • 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 humans through infected ticks. See My Health website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Saint-Paulin 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 course is flat and is three laps.
Beginning at 3051 rue Bergeron (Réal-U.-Guimond multiservice center), head 267m towards Lucille Bastien Street where you turn right onto Lucille Bastien Street. Continue for about 400m until you take a right on Rue Guimond and then turnaround 320 meters later at the intersection of Rue Guimond and Rue Bergeron to return to the start, for the next lap.

Description du parcours

Le parcours devra être fait trois fois et il est plat.
Le parcours débute au 3051 rue Bergeron (Centre multiservice Réal-U.-Guimond), juste à côté du stationnement sur la rue Damphousse et on va jusqu’à la rue Lucille Bastien ce qui représente une distance de 267 mètres, puis on tourne à droite sur la rue Lucille Bastien et on continue sur cette route sur une distance d’environ 400 mètres jusqu’à la rue Guimond. On prend la rue Guimond à droite, et on va jusqu’à l’intersection des rues Guimond et Bergeron (où la rue est barrée) ce qui nous donne 320 mètres. Et nous revenons sur nos pas. Nous devons faire trois (3) fois cette boucle.


Toilet, free parking, children’s play area, disabled facilities, coffee and snacks, etc.


Toilettes, stationnement gratuit, parc d’amusement, adapté pour personnes ayant un handicap, café et collations, etc.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at 3051 rue Bergeron (Réal-U.-Guimond multiservice center).

Lieu du départ

Le parcours débute au 3051 rue Bergeron (Centre multiservice Réal-U.-Guimond).

Getting there by public transport

None available in Saint-Paulin.

Accès en transports en commun

Pas disponible à Saint-Paulin.

Getting there on foot

From the church, turn left on rue Matteau, turn right on Bergeron.

Accès à pied

De l’église, tournez à gauche sur la rue Matteau, puis à droite sur la rue Bergeron.

Getting there by road

From Montreal, Highway 40E, exit 166. At the stop turn right, continue on 138E. At the 3tr light, turn left (road 349) and continue until you are in Saint-Paulin. Turn left on rue Laflèche, right on Bergeron.

From Quebec, Highway 40W, exit 174, 3rd exit in the roundabout. Continue and turn right (road 349) and continue until you are in Saint-Paulin. Turn left on rue Lottinville, right on Bergeron.

Accés en voiture

De Montréal, prendre l’auroute 40 Est, sortie 166. Au stop, tournez à droite et continuez sur la route 138 Est. Tournez à gauche sur la route 349 puis continuez jusqu’à Saint-Paulin. Tournez à gauche sur la rue Lottinville, puis à droite sur la rue Bergeron.

De Québec, prendre l’autoroute 40 Ouest, sortie 174, prendre la 3e sortie du Carrefour giratoire, puis tournez à droite sur la route 349 puis continuez jusqu’à Saint-Paulin. Tournez à gauche sur la rue Lottinville, puis à droite sur la rue Bergeron.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the café in a local café - please come and join us!