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Check out this short video of what you’ll get to experience at Burnie parkrun!

Wow! Burnie parkrun!!! Could this be the friendliest parkrun in Australia? We arrived in Tassie 6 days earlier and free camped nearby to ensure we would be close to the foreshore start line at Burnie parkrun. From the moment we walked up to the table to ask where we could put our keys we received a sincere and warm Tasmanian welcome! Everyone was laughing and smiling, despite the weather!

This was Running Around Australia‘s first stop on our Big Lap of Australia and we were a bit nervous taking all the kids along! We really had nothing to be nervous about. We were all welcomed with open arms and even though we took more than an hour to walk the 5km the tail runners still laughed and smiled with us the whole way around!

The Course

The course is a picturesque out and back along the ocean side paths, boardwalks and tracks of the Burnie foreshore. The views across the ocean are beautiful and running alongside the busy highway is actually quite interesting too! All the parkrun locals will cheer you on and motivate you while the up and back course ensures there are lots of high fives to go around!

Ratings:

 Findabillity Score   

4 out of 5
Very easy to find. Look out or the big blue gazebo type structure and the fish and chip shop / cafe.

Parking Score

2 out of 2
Paid meter parking only. Most parking spots close to parkrun are a one hour limit! Drive towards the backstreets for 2 and 4 hour options (unless you’re super speedy!)

Toilets Score

4 out of 5
Yes!! Toilets are available, however they are about 50m-100m from the start line (unless you sneak into the cafe next door!)

Aesthetics 

5 out of 5
Can’t get much more beautiful than this! Ocean views. Enough said!

PB Chance Score

3 out of 5
There are quite a few narrow sections so unless you are one of the front runners you’ll probably get slowed down by other parkrunners or public path users at some point.

Kid Friendly Score

5 out of 5
Starting and finishing on a beach means that the kids will be rewarded with a swim / play! Or perhaps simply with an ice-cream overlooking the water.

Uniqueness Score

3 out of 5
It’s an ocean side run with the friendliest team around! I’m not sure how different this is to other out and back ocean runs but it was certainly one to remember!

Tourism Score

5 out of 5
If you’re in Tasmania, you should definitely try to make it to Burnie parkrun!

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Awesome review, we arrive in Tassie on the 6th March for 5 weeks so 5 parkruns , ive added Burnie to our list as i like flat courses , and well done to the kids 🙂
    Cheers Steve & Lara

  2. Thankyou for trying our Parkrun, it really is beautiful and a friendly bunch of people 🙂

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