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Read more › News - 24th May 2017

parkrun, anxiety and me…

By parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg   Some of you will know me. Some of you won’t. From the launch of parkrun Australia in April 2011 until August last year I was the voice of our weekly newsletter, writing an editorial piece every week to keep you all updated on the inner workings of this…

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Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Research into exercise

Are you interested in exercise?   Flinders University is seeking volunteers to participate in an online survey study investigating individual differences in exercise-related beliefs and behaviours. We are looking for adults aged 18+ who exercise at least once per week, or who have tried to exercise at least once per week in the past two…

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Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Walkers are welcome

Walkers are welcome at every parkrun.   Doing anything for the first time can make anyone feel nervous or intimidated, but with the parkrun community all about encouragement and support, it doesn’t have to be that way.   Although it’s called parkrun, there’s no pressure at all for participants to run the entire 5kms, and…

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Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Love at parkrun

parkrun is a small part of so many of our lives, but every now and then, parkrun sets the scene for some of our bigger milestones, such as the turn around point to getting fit, an introduction to someone that becomes a real friend, or even, perhaps the making of a new future…   It…

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Read more › News - 10th May 2017

Looking for the perfect gift this Mother’s Day?

Love parkrun? Love your Mum? Share your love of parkrun with her this Mother’s Day.   Bring your Mum, someone else’s Mum or the woman you love like a Mum to run, walk or stroll at absolutely any pace on May 13th. There’ll be plenty of chatting, laughing, hugging and hand holding the whole way,…

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Read more › News - 10th May 2017

Under Armour Competition

As part of our partnership with Under Armour, we’ve had three awesome parkrunners review the lightweight Velociti, the cushioned Gemini 3 and the lockdown Europa.   But what shoe is right for you?   Head over to the parkrun Australia Facebook page to see how you could win a pair of these awesome shoes.  …

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Read more › News - 10th May 2017

A Spotlight on volunteering

Across Australia last week, over 2,000 volunteers gave their time to ensure the success of parkrun at 212 different locations. Volunteers are the very lifeblood of parkrun. This week marks National Volunteer Week and it seems like the most opportune time to say a big, hearty thank you to each and every one of you…