This is Buddy. Buddy is a 6-year-old Labrador who loves spending time with people and going for walks. Buddy occasionally likes to volunteer at Ararat parkrun as the tail pup.
People love it when Buddy is on duty, and Buddy loves all the attention.
Are you a parkrun-loving dog, aka a parkdog?
If so, and you’re clever enough to read this newsletter, we’d love to hear from you.
Please send your profile to helloAU@parkrun.com with the subject “parkdog of the week”. And remember, don’t forget your bark-code.
Lena Charles and Bonnie Smith are Health Promotion Officers (and Best Friends) at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) in Melbourne. They are passionate and love empowering their Aboriginal community to make healthy lifelong changes. One way they do this is by promoting the benefits of parkrun. They love spending their Saturday mornings at parkrun…
I first signed up to parkrun in May last year, determined to get active and lose weight, determined to go 5km around the Lillydale Lake. I was scared, nervous and for 4 months I couldn’t bring myself to do it as I wasn’t a runner and I didn’t want to be last or embarrassed because…