Read more › News - 16th August 2017

Moving Communities

parkrun has come a long way since 2004. We are all part of the world’s biggest running event.   In Australia, we are growing every week. More events, more registrations, more run performances. But that isn’t what moves us.   We are proud to share this short video, narrated by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, that…

Read more › News - 8th August 2017

The Western Sydney Marathon

The Western Sydney Marathon takes place next month on Saturday 30 September. The event has fast become Western Sydney’s premier running event offering 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon races, while attracting numerous runners from local regions, interstate and internationally. It is one of the most affordable events on the running calendar making it…

Read more › News - 8th August 2017

How can athletics clubs benefit from parkrun?

 parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg, recently met with the the team from Athletics Australia to discuss how traditional athletics clubs can benefit from parkrun. They came up with the following pointers we encourage club managers to consider:   1. Get to know your local parkrun. Go to their events page and check where the nearest parkrun…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

Tash Fraser Sets a New World Record

Not many people can say that they have run 10 parkruns in a row. Even less people can say that they have done that distance on a treadmill. And only one person in the world can say that they have the world record for running 50km on a treadmill. And that person is Tash Fraser….

Read more › News - 1st August 2017


On the 29th July, Lake Joondalup parkrun held a very special parkrun, dedicated to a beautiful angel taken too soon; Alex Aitken. Alex (10 years old) sadly passed away on the 19th July 2017 in a tragic accident at the family home. Alex’s family are regulars at LJ parkrun and have been coming along most…