The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Ratinanniemi, 33200 Tampere. The course is run on a mixture on asphalt paths and dirt roads. 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

Tampere parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, 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!
  • Take care on uneven surfaces – whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other participants, 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.
  • If you see someone with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of participants on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • 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 one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Tampere 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

Out & back course starting by the Laukonsilta bridge in Ratinanniemi Park. Course goes right next to Pyhäjärvi lake to the Arboretum and back.


Edestakainen reitti Laukonsillan vierestä Pyhäjärven rantoja myöten Arboretumin puistoon, jossa käännytään ja tullaan samaa reittiä takaisin.


Toilets are available in the cafes.


Vessat ovat käytettävissä kahviloissa.

Getting There

Location of start

Starting by the Laukonsilta bridge in Ratinanniemi Park.


Lähtö Laukonsillan silta Ratinanniemen puistossa.

Getting there by public transport

When arriving by bus hop-off in the Keskustori-stop and walk 500 metres south towards the Ratina Stadium. Walk across Laukonsilta bridge. Event location is right next to bridge.

Saapuminen julkisilla kulkuvälineillä

Bussilla kulkiessasi jää Keskustorin pysäkillä pois ja kävele 500 metriä etelään Ratinan stadionin suuntaan. Ylitä Laukonsilta ja tapahtumapaikka on aivan sillan vieressä.

Getting there on foot

There is approximately 500 metres walk from the Keskustori (Central Square) to the starting point. Event location is right next to Laukonsilta bridge by the Ratina stadium.

Saapuminen kävellen

Tampereen Keskustorilta on n. 500 m kävelymatka aloituspisteelle. Tapahtuma paikka on Laukontorin vieressä Ratinan stadionin puolella.

Getting there by road

Arrive at Laukontori and leave your car there. Then walk over the Laukonsilta bridge towards the Stadium. The start is right next to the bridge.

Saapuminen autolla

Autolla kulkiessa aja Laukontorille ja jätä auto parkkipaikalle. Kävele Laukonsillan yli Ratinan stadion puolelle, jossa lähtö on Laukonsillan vierestä.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Espresso House (Vuolteenkatu 1, Tampere 33101) - please join us!