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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

The Adventurous parkrun walker

For some people parkrun is a weekly 5 km run at the same location each week. For others parkrun is an adventure, and Margie Olsen seeks out the adventure in parkrun! She has travelled to every state and territory in Australia and has touristed internationally too. And the extraordinary thing about Margie – is that…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

Can’t quite get enough parkrun between Saturdays?

Want some entertaining banter while you’re our walking or running?   Think about sticking some of these parkrun-themed podcasts in your ears.   Australia’s own parkrun Adventurers podcast has been around for a few years now and has more than 100 entertaining and informative episodes in its archive. The parkrun Adventurers started when there was…

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Read more › News, Press - 15th May 2018

parkrun and Parkinson’s

There may not seem to be a relationship between parkrun and Parkinson’s, but I can assure you there is.   And while there isn’t yet a cure for Parkinson’s, there are three important things that people with Parkinson’s can do, to help treat the symptoms and maintain a healthier life.   The first is to…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

Running on a high: parkrun and well-being

In 2015 Stockland ran an online survey with parkrunners called “Healthy and Happy” asking parkrunners about their personal well-being, perceived benefits of parkrun and what recreational activities they like to participate in. Stockland kindly allowed our Sydney University team to analyse their data.   Our research group specialises in exploring the relationship between physical activity and…

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Read more › News - 9th May 2018

An Octogenarian Event Director

Bev Rethus is proving that age has no limitations when it comes to achieving your goals. At 80, Bev has successfully set up Nhill parkrun in regional Victoria, and is now the Event Director.   Bev has always been active and has walked with friends as a way of keeping fit and healthy. She participated…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

Island parkruns you must sea

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With almost 1,400 parkruns across the world, we take…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

7 parkruns in 7 states a huge success!

Over the weekend Medibank and parkrun successfully launched seven new Medibank Free + Active parkrun locations across 7 states and territories. 1,829 participants ran, jogged and walked their way around the seven new parkrun courses on a perfect autumn morning in all locations, with an impressive 380 brand new parkrunners enjoying a local event for…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th April 2018

junior parkrun has arrived

Last Sunday was one of THE great days in the short history of parkrun in Australia. It was the culmination of 2 years of hard work. It was the beginning of something that will have a major impact on my family and others all over the country. It was the launch of junior parkrun…  …

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Read more › News, Press - 26th April 2018

7 in 7

This Saturday will see two significant milestones for parkrun in Australia. We will launch seven events in seven states and territories in one day, something that has never happened anywhere else in the world. These new events will take our total number of events to over 300.   All of this is made possible thanks to…

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