Read more › News - 18th October 2017

parkrun – An International Community

The parkrun community is most definitely a global one these days, with parkrun established in 18 different countries. The parkrun spirit transcends international borders with the parkrun concept being quickly and enthusiastically picked up by people around the world.   The fact that only one barcode is needed, no matter what parkrun you go to…

Read more › News - 18th October 2017

6 ways exercise changes your brain

We all know how great exercise is for keeping our bodies fit, strong and healthy. It’s also important for helping our brains function at their best, making us happier, sharper and more focused.   For optimum mood, memory and cognitive performance, you should aim to complete 20-30 minutes of huffy-puffy exercise each day – enough…

Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Finding Motivation to Run

You manage to consistently come to parkrun (almost) every week?  Well done!  Do you struggle to find the motivation to run during the week, in between your parkruns, especially when the rising temperatures mean you come home looking more like you swam than ran?  You’re not the only one.   Claire Wyckoff, a runner from San…

Read more › News - 11th October 2017

All I Want For Christmas Is…

I’ve had a pretty fun year of running.   I have trained consistently twice a week; speed/intervals on Tuesday and hills/endurance on Thursday. I have completed 34 parkruns, of which 27 have been at my home event, Airlie Beach, and the other seven have been on the road: Tannum Sands, Gladstone QLD, Albert Melbourne, Bowen,…

Read more › News - 11th October 2017

7 ways walking boosts your health

Walking is a fantastic, easy way to get moving – and your body will thank you in more ways than one.   Simple, energising and low impact, walking is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to bring more physical activity into their daily life.   It can be done anytime and anywhere, and it’s something…

Read more › News, Press - 5th October 2017

International parkrun Day 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our 13th birthday this weekend, it’s hard not to reflect on how far we have come in such a short space of time. 13 runners and a handful of volunteers at our first event has grown into a global community of more than 2.5 million participants. And while the numbers…

Read more › News - 4th October 2017

Run Nation Film Festival discount for parkrunners

The Run Nation Film Festival provides an excellent opportunity to get social with your fellow parkrunners. Whether you get a group together or go solo and make new friends, you don’t want to miss out. Run Nation has selected the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised   Presented by Travelling…

Read more › News - 4th October 2017

The future of milestone t-shirts

We have recently taken delivery of the latest batch of milestone t-shirts, which means Tribe Sports has now fulfilled its commitment to deliver 100,000 free t-shirts since the beginning of our partnership in 2015.   We would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Tribe Sports for the enormous contribution it has made…

Read more › News - 21st September 2017

Let’s talk barcodes…

One of the key principles of parkrun is to keep it simple. We love that it doesn’t take much to take part in parkrun. One requirement we do ask is for you to bring along a printed barcode if you want a time.   parkrun is a global organisation with a database of almost 4 million people….

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