Read more › News - 20th February 2017

Merrilyn joins the 200-club

This Saturday will see Torrens parkrun‘s Merrilyn McMillan volunteer for the 200th time!   Merrilyn has been a fixture at Torrens parkrun since December 2012, initially as a spectator watching her husband Malcolm complete the 5km course. Then one Saturday morning the call out for volunteers saw Merrilyn take her post as the scanner and…

Read more › News - 14th February 2017

Help us save you

With more than 32,000 of you enjoying one of 206 parkruns around Australia EVERY Saturday morning, and almost 420,000 runners and walkers registered, parkrun has become, without question the largest, most significant and game-changing running community in Australia.   However, with this huge growth comes the associated growing pains, one of these being the provision of…


Upcoming Special Events

Launches: 18/2 – Darebin (Vic), Dalby (Qld) 25/2 – Newborough (Vic) 4/3 – White Rock (Qld) Anniversaries: 4/2 – Toolern Creek (Vic) 2nd, Woodbridge Riverside (WA) 1st 11/2 – Golden Beach (Qld) 3rd, Ipswich QLD (Qld) 3rd, Lac Mac (NSW) 4th 18/2 – Kirra (Qld) 5th, Wyndham Vale (VIC) 1st 25/2 – Panania (NSW) 1st, Tuggeranong (ACT) 4th, Studley (Vic) 4th 11/3 –…

Read more › News - 8th February 2017

parkdog of the week

Hello, my name is Clio and I am (around) 15 years old. I’m a rescue, so know one knows exactly how old I am. I’ve done about 15 or 16 parkruns (Mam sometimes goes without me) and I am consistent, if not fast. In fact, I take about an hour every week. That is because…

Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Volunteer Profile

Name:  Fiona Ludeke Age – 55 Occupation – Advertising Consultant Home parkrun – Taree Number of parkruns (runner) 63 PB time – 28.29 Number of parkruns volunteer – 37 Favourite volunteer role –  volunteer coordinator I volunteer at parkrun because: I want to give back to parkrun, which it has given a lot to me,…

Read more › News - 6th February 2017

Nitro parkrun this Saturday

In between the great grandstand of Lakeside Stadium and the beautiful Albert Park Lake over 400 runners find a peaceful refuge in inner city Melbourne each Saturday for their weekly parkrun; a free, timed 5km run/walk.   “parkrun is really friendly – it’s a run not a race and it’s more about the social community health initiative…