Chester Parkrun



The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in the Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and 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.

Course Description

The course starts on the path uphill of and beyond the large trees just north of the visitor car park. Heading first down to the "circle" at the south end of the park to turn right, you will then turn hard right at the next junction. Follow the path bearing left at the next junction and after a short, sharp climb you will reach the path crossing where you will turn left. Head straight on, all the way along the main tarmac path through two open gates. You will bend around to the left and head downhill to cross the brook, shortly after you turn left off the path onto a trail, through an open gate and across the grazing marsh - a section of undulating trail. At the end of the trail you turn left onto a tarmac path which curves round to the right then leads you back alongside the brook. Turn left to cross the brook through an open gate and a short, sharp uphill through another open gate, to meet the main path again. You will then turn left to complete another lap. On reaching this point the second time you will turn right and follow the path heading straight down to the "circle" and a fast, downhill finish.


Parking is available at 3 locations: The Hospital staff parking area on the right hand side of Countess Court. The Little Owl Pub on Cousens Way, opposite the entrance to Countess Court. The official Country Park parking area at the end of Countess Court and start of Valley Drive. This is limited to around 30 spaces. Please be aware that others park users may wish to use the official Country Park parking. Please consider using the 2 alternatives listed above

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