The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Perrigo Community Park, Redmond. The course is run entirely on tarmac 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 Perrigo 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.
- It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
- 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.
- 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.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Perrigo parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
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.
For more information, please see our Support
Starting at the bollard next to the red bard, follow the path toward the sports fields, turning right and completing 1.5 laps around the sports fields, then join the paved trail at the T junction behind the sports field. Turn right at the junction and continue straight until you meet a bollard in the center of the path at NE 95th Street. Turn around here and continue back down the path you came from, continuing past the sports field until you reach the trail junction with NE Union Hill Road. Turn around here and continue back down the trail to the sports fields. Turn right into the sports complex and complete another 1.5 laps of the field. Exit to the right and follow the path back to the red bard where you will finish at the bollard you started from.
Perrigo Park provides children’s playground, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, bathrooms open year-round, numerous drinking water fountains, a covered shelter, communal BBQs, and AstroTurf sports fields.
Location of startThe event starts at the bollard next to the red bard.
Getting there by public transportBear Creek Park & Ride, Redmond is 1.8 miles from Perrigo Park. It is on Union Hill Road, and is serviced by the 545 (to downtown Seattle) and 248 (to Kirkland). Alternatively, the 248 from Kirkland stops at Avondale Rd NE & NE 95th St - exactly one mile from Perrigo Park.
Getting there on footFrom Avondale Rd/NE 95th St, head East on NE 95th St / Conrad Olson Rd. After 0.4 miles, turn right onto Evans Creek Trail. Follow the trail (0.2 miles) until it brings you to the Perrigo Park sports fields. You should be able to see the red barn start line from there.
Getting there by roadTake SR520 East into Redmond. As 520 turns into Avondale Road, take a right at the stop light on Union Hill Road, towards Redmond Costco. Head East approximately 1.5 miles on Union Hill Road, then turn left (3rd exit) at the traffic circle on 196th AVE NE. Follow for 1/2 mile and Perrigo Park is on the left. Take the 2nd entrance to the parking lot, and the red barn is on your right. There is ample parking in the paved parking lot with 136 marked parking spaces in total.
Post Run Coffee
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Cypress Coffee Company - please come and join us!