The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and concrete 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

Bishan 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Bishan 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

Bishan parkrun is two laps run anti-clockwise around the perimeter of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on tarmac footpaths. The meeting/briefing point is close to the Bishan Park - Dog Run Area, 250m east of Car Park A and Aramsa - The Garden Spa. Starting on the main footpath close to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Site Office, head west towards Marymont Rd, before heading back east parallel to Kallang River towards Bishan Rd. The course then loops back west towards the start line to complete the first loop. Then completing the second loop and finishing at the briefing point.

Facilities

There is a small shelter at the briefing area/finish with toilets and open showers 400m away. Parking is close at Car Park A. Due to the hot conditions in Singapore, all participants are asked to bring along their own water that can be refilled at the sinks in the toilet block.

Getting There

Location of start

The meeting/briefing point is close to the Bishan Park - Dog Run Area, 250m east of Car Park A and Aramsa - The Garden Spa.

Getting there by public transport

Closest Bus Stops are: Opp BLK 333 B54099 Buses 71, 133, 136 and 262 or Bishan Park Buses 50, 53, 55, 58, 71, 156, 162.
Closest MRT is Bishan.
The meeting/briefing point is close to the Bishan Park - Dog Run Area, 250m east of Car Park A and Aramsa - The Garden Spa.

Getting there on foot

It is a 20 to 25 minute walk from Bishan MRT. Head 600 meters north on Bishan Rd turning west (left) into the park just before Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. Head west on the main path for 300 meters to the shelter (250m before the Car Park A and Aramsa - The Garden Spa and close to the Bishan Park - Dog Run Area).

Getting there by road

Closest parking and drop-off area is Car Park A, Bishan Park, 1380 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569930. The meeting/briefing point is close to the Bishan Park - Dog Run Area, 250m east of Car Park A and Aramsa - The Garden Spa.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Canopy Garden Dining - please come and join us!