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Read more › News - 20th September 2017

Runaway Barossa Marathon

parkrun and Runaway Barossa are giving you the opportunity to be one of the first to experience the best new destinations on the Australian running calendar. Featuring a range of distances to suit all runners, a unique course, a Saturday morning start, in a stunning location with room to run free, and a finish line…

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Read more › News - 14th September 2017

Medibank Melbourne Marathon competition winner announced

Congratulations to Surfers Paradise parkrunner Katherine Edwards. She has won a trip to Melbourne for her and a friend to take part in the 2017 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday 15th October.   Katherine has chosen to run the half marathon in Melbourne. A regular runner, Katherine has now started increasing her running each week in preparation…

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Read more › Awards, News, Press - 14th September 2017

Beyond 500K…

During the week we passed another significant milestone in the short but eventful life of parkrun Australia, with our 500,000th member registering!   We have been eagerly watching this landmark get nearer and nearer in recent months so to finally get there is no mean feat and is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

A part of parkrun history

My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun, back in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun appealed to me because a weekly 5k time trial (that allows you to test yourself over a set distance) was unique back…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Elliptigo across Australia

On the 25th August 2017, Emma Timmis set off on a grand adventure. Her challenge: to travel from the Westernmost point of Australia to the Easternmost point, solo and unsupported, on an Elliptigo!   The journey will cover a total distance of approximately 8,000km. Hugging Australia’s southern coastline wherever possible, Emma will be taking in…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2017

Wagga parkrun launch recap

We couldn’t believe the amazing turnout for the launch of Wagga parkrun. We had over 360 runners come to hit the course for the first time, and we celebrated with a light breakfast at the finish line.   To see the excitement of a parkrun launch for yourself, check out this short video from the…