Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun


The Sunrise-on-Sea 5km parkrun in East London, South Africa, provides a refreshing way to start the day with its stunning coastal route. With a friendly community atmosphere and a 5-kilometer course suitable for all fitness levels, it’s an excellent opportunity to combine fitness and appreciation for the scenic beauty of the area.

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Sunrise-on-sea, East London. The course is run on a mixture of gravel paths, trail paths and grass. 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.

Course Description

The course starts at the Murambi Rose Café. After 200m it enters a farm access road that leads all the way down to the dune bush. Go past the old farmhouse and the landmark big wild fig tree. At the dune bush make a right turn and head towards the old Gulley exit. Head straight past the old 2km mark towards Rainbow Valley. Turn right up a short hill and then left turn through the new gate onto the old airfield at Rainbow Seedlings. Immediately through the gate keep right up a hill towards Rainbow Seedlings fence and make a left turn. Follow a two spoor track around Rainbow Seedlings tunnels. Turn left at the main entrance to Rainbow Seedlings. Follow the markers from there. Make a slight right turn and cross over along another track to Horman’s farm access road. There we make a right turn and follow a downhill section on the farm tracks which leads to the old dam. Cross the dam wall back to the old farm house and along the farm access road back to the finish at Murambi Rose Café.


This is one of South Africa’s most pristine coastal venues and is situated on the Jikileza Route, home to many superb resorts. Flanked by the Kwelera Forest Reserve and the Kwelera Botanical Garden. As mentioned the route runs parallel to a section of the famous Surfers Challenge.
The GPS coordinates for Sunriseonsea parkrun are 32 deg 54 mins 54 secs SOUTH and 28 deg 2 mins 20 secs EAST.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 8:00am

Where is it?

The event takes place at Sunrise Drive, Sunrise-on-sea, East London



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