Awards

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Read more › Awards, News - 10th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite at the home of parkrun

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 30C, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Read more › Awards, News, Press - 21st March 2018

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

There are just 2 weeks until the 2018 Commonwealth Games start on the Gold Coast, however some special parkrunners haven’t been waiting to get involved as they’ve been nominated to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read on to learn more about them and the stories behind their nominations as we follow the baton…

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Read more › Awards, News - 8th February 2018

Volunteers Recognised

Every year around the country, in each Council or Shire, community members and groups are recognised for their valuable service to their community. This year, like many before, a number of our parkrun event teams were honoured.   Curl Curl were the recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Award from Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council. Kim Joss parkrun…

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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 › Awards, News - 14th June 2017

Gareth Saunders OAM

On Monday it was announced that South Bank parkrun Event Director, Gareth Saunders, had been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “for service to sport through recreational running events” in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours. Gareth had called me the previous week to let me know this was happening however little did he know…

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Read more › Awards - 15th November 2016

Dedication to parkrun

A lot goes on behind the scenes at parkrun….   Your Territory and Event Directors do so much more than just turing up every Saturday morning. It’s nice to see the community recognising everyone’s efforts.   To our Territory and Event Directors, thank you all for your dedication to parkrun! Stacy (Brisbane TD) is one…

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Read more › Awards, Feedback - 1st November 2016

Feedback from the Field

I was very honoured to accept the Deaf Australia (NSW) Fair Go Award 2015 on behalf of Penrith Lakes parkrun.   Margaret Johnston nominated Penrith Lakes parkrun and in her submission said:   “As parkrun relies on Community to run the weekly event, each parkrunner must give their time to volunteer three times a year….