The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Espoon keskuspuisto, Puolarmaari 12, 02210 Espoo. The course is run entirely on 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.

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 Puolarmaari 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short 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 welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Puolarmaari 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

One lap on a mostly gravel trail following a lasso-shaped route through the park. The start and finish are close to the main car parks.


Yksi kierros enimmäkseen soralla kulkevaa polkua pitkin lasson muotoista reittiä puiston läpi. Lähtö- ja maalipaikat ovat lähellä pääpysäköintialueita.


Toilets are located inside the outdoor center and are available when the café is open. The area facilities also include a frisbee golf course, basketball court, skate park, padel court and outdoor gym equipment.


WC: t sijaitsevat ulkoilukeskuksen sisällä ja ovat käytettävissä kahvilan aukioloaikoina. Alueen palveluihin kuuluu myös frisbeegolfrata, koripallokenttä, skeittipuisto, padel -kenttä ja ulkokuntosalilaitteet.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts near the main car parks, 50 meters to the right (east) of the outdoor center.


Lähtöpaikka sijaitsee lähellä pääpysäköintialuetta, 50 metriä oikealle (itään) ulkoilukeskuksesta.

Getting there by public transport

A bus stop is located approximately 400 meters from the event start and finish, just outside the park on Puolarintie. As bus routes often change and with metro construction ongoing, it is recommended to use the HSL journey planner ( for the most reliable, up-to-date public transport options.

Saapuminen julkisilla kulkuvälineillä

Bussipysäkki sijaitsee Puolarintiellä, hieman puiston ulkopuolella, noin 400 metrin päässä tapahtuman lähtö- ja maalipaikoista. Koska bussilinjat muuttuvat usein ja metrorakentaminen on käynnissä, on suositeltavaa käyttää HSL: n reittisuunnittelijaa ( luotettavimpien ja ajantasaisten julkisen liikenteen vaihtoehtojen löytämiseksi.

Getting there on foot

Arriving by foot or bike is easy using any popular map app and searching for Puolarmaarin ulkoilukeskus or Puolarmaari 12, 02210 Espoo.

Saapuminen kävellen

Saapuminen kävellen tai pyörällä on helppoa käyttämällä mitä tahansa suosittua karttasovellusta ja etsimällä Puolarmaarin ulkoilukeskus tai Puolarmaari 12, 02210 Espoo.

Getting there by road

Driving directions can be easily found using any popular map app and searching for Puolarmaarin ulkoilukeskus or Puolarmaari 12, 02210 Espoo.

Free parking is available close to the outdoor center and the event start and finish. There are three parking lots, one which is four-hour parking and two which are untimed.

Saapuminen autolla

Ajo -ohjeet löytyvät helposti mistä tahansa suositusta karttasovelluksesta etsimällä Puolarmaarin ulkoilukeskus tai Puolarmaari 12, 02210 Espoo.

Alueella on ilmainen pysäköinti ulkoilukeskuksen sekä lähtö- ja maalialueen läheisyydessä. Pysäköintialueita on kolme, joista kahdella on neljän tunnin pysäköinti ja yksi on käytettävissä ilman aikarajoitusta.

Post Run Coffee

Join us for a post-run coffee at Café Puisto, which serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, soups and cakes. In addition to indoor seating, the café has outdoor seating for use in warmer months.

Tervetuloa mukaan!

Tapahtuman jälkeen kokoonnumme Café Puisto-kahvilaan, joka tarjoaa valikoiman lämpimiä ja kylmiä juomia, voileipiä, keittoja ja kakkuja. Café Puistossa on sisätilojen lisäksi käytössä myös terassi lämpiminä vuodenaikoina.