After the start hooter (and pandemonium!), the kids run around the base of the lower lake and turn right up the entrance to the park. Another right takes them onto the footpath on Civic Crescent. At the roundabout with Don McKinnon Drive, still staying on the footpath, they bear right and proceed along Don McKinnon Drive. At the next roundabout, staying on the footpath once again, they turn right into the new access road then across a short section of grass to arrive back in the park near the start arch.
From here, the kids run through the start arch (which now doubles as the 1km mark) and run straight across the Art Bridge and past the finish line (no sneaky turning into the finish after one lap!). This is where they hit a cauldron of noise as the adults go bananas cheering them on. They still have one more lap to go!
At the end of lap two, when they arrive back into the park, they proceed straight ahead across the Art Bridge to the finish line. Get your hands up in the air and give them a massive cheer!!!