The course can roughly be described as an out and back course, with an extension to the back section around a beautiful man-made inlet. The course takes in grass, boardwalk, concrete and asphalt sections. The course starts on the grass at the far end of Mardalup Park from the Brown Street car park. The first section is on the grass running towards the car park before turning left and left again on to the bike path along the Swan River. Continue on the bike path for about 2.1km through Banks Reserve, past the disused and listed old East Perth power station, until you reach the turnaround point in Bardon Park. At this point you proceed back towards the start. Once you reach Mardalup park, turn left to stay by the river and continue across the boardwalk and cycle paths around the perimeter of Claisebrook Cove. At the far side of Claisebrook Cove proceed up 'heartbreak hill' to the finish line in Victoria Gardens. Whilst you're running lookout for the dolphins, black swans and cormorants which can frequently be seen along the Swan River and in Claisebrook Cove. Facilities Getting There Location of startWe start at the far end of the grassy area, behind the children's playground in Mardalup Park. Mardalup Park can be found at the river end of Brown Street in East Perth Getting there by public transportThe closest railway station is 1.5km away at Claisebrook. Getting there on footThe parkrun start is situated just off Brown St. in East Perth Getting there by roadFrom the Graham Farmer Freeway, head South along East Parade. Turn left at Brown Street. At the end of Brown Street is a free car park with limited parking, close to the start line. Alternatively there is plenty of free parking in nearby streets. Post Run Coffee Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at either Kinky Lizard Espresso Bar on Royal Street or Partisan, which is on Claisebrook Cove itself, or Sip Espresso - please come and join us.