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Read more › News - 13th December 2017

Christmas and New Year’s Day parkruns

Each year during the festive holidays some of our events hold special one-off events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, even if they are not on a Saturday.    It’s been a tradition across the globe since the inception of parkrun, and people often have their fondest memories of parkrun on these special events. …

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Read more › News - 10th December 2017

parkrun launches in Germany!

Germany has become the 19th country to join the parkrun movement, with more than 200 people walking, running and volunteering at the inaugural parkruns in Leipzig, Mannheim and Hanover.   Jakub Fedorowicz, parkrun’s Territory Manager for Germany, explains more.   We were all very excited about the first parkrun events launching in Germany and the…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2017

7 things you need to know about visiting other parkruns

While there’s a very active segment of the parkrun community that enjoys visiting other parkruns, the vast majority of registered participants in Australia attend parkrun infrequently and rarely go anywhere other than their local event. With the summer holidays approaching it’s a great time to start planning visits to other parkruns. We spoke with Scott…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Wheelchairs welcome

Every Saturday thousands of people complete parkrun at locations all across Australia – old and young, Mums and Dads, sons and daughters, those just in it for the post-run coffee with friends and those focussed on their next PB. Sprinters and walkers and everyone in between – parkrun really is for everyone. And for one…

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Read more › News - 9th November 2017

Kalgoorlie-Boulder – Home of the Super parkrun

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is located 550kms east of Perth and has a population of over 30,000 people. It is best known for its Super Pit, a huge open cut gold mine over 3.5kms in length, which can actually be seen from space. And it also has a parkrun! Granted it can’t be seen from space, but the…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st November 2017

Connecting With Community

Medibank Free + Active ambassador Amna Karra-Hassan talks to Tim Oberg, CEO of parkrun, about how these free, weekly 5km runs or walks bring friends and family together to enjoy a healthy start to the weekend. Get moving with parkrun and become healthier, happier and more connected with your community!   Learn more about Medibank’s…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2017

Thin Blue Line comes to parkrun

Grown men in stripes, women behind bars and police officers in various styles of uniform; showing their colours and lighting up parks with red and blue lights. Actually, this isn’t some B grade action movie – it is, in fact, parkrun: Cops and Robbers!   On Saturday October 14th, numerous parkruns across South East Queensland…

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