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Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.   People with mental health difficulties are among the most socially excluded people, and social exclusion is associated with poorer physical and…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2018

Overcoming adversity

My 71-year-old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest, leg and arms. His injuries were complicated by severe sepsis and required 18 operations, including an above knee amputation. After 42 days of intensive care, he was discharged to the ward…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 2nd October 2018

Free and Active Year one update

Last month Medibank Free + Active launched parkrun event #40 of #40 at Eastern Gardens in Geelong, as part of their year 1 commitment to roll out 40 new parkruns across the country in 12 months and get 250,000 people active in the first year of the program.   We’re excited to say that they…