Kettering Parkrun



The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Wicksteed Park, Kettering. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, compacted stone paths, timber walkway pontoon and grass. 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 is 2 and a half laps in an anti-clockwise direction. It starts to the west of the Celebration Suite at the start of the avenue of trees. Head along the avenue and then turn left at the end and head downhill for approx. 250m towards the lake. When you reach the bottom of the hill bear left then right and carefully cross the railway line, then turn right and follow the path around the lake, joining the start of the boardwalk leading towards and then across the pontoon bridge. At the end of the pontoon bridge turn left and follow the path alongside the lake. Follow the path to the right of the boathouse, carefully cross the railway line and then go around and left towards the children’s play area. Before you reach the play area turn left and go straight on over the bridge (either side is fine) and up the hill for approx. 150m towards the Celebration Suite. Before you reach the Train Station turn left onto the grass and follow the signs towards the level crossing ahead on the right. Go over the level crossing and up the path to the Celebration Suite. When you reach the Celebration Suite turn left and go along the indicated route around the car park before rejoining the avenue of trees where you started for lap two. Next time around cross the start line for the second time and turn left at the end of the avenue and head down towards the lake. After approximately 100m heading downhill take the path downhill on the left, opposite the camping entrance, which leads to the finish. Paths are hard standing or compacted stone. Take care when crossing the railway lines and watch out for dogs, wild fowl and traffic!


Toilets available in main Guest Services area and opposite the start line. Large free children’s play area plus many other family attractions. Café available.

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