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Read more › News, Press - 20th March 2019

parkrun Japan

On Saturday 6 April, Japan will become the latest country to join the parkrun family, with the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo.   parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE tells us the story behind the birth of parkrun Japan…    In October 2017 we were approached by Sumitomo Life with regards the possibility of starting parkrun in Japan, they were also preparing to launch the…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

parkrun profile: Minnippi

Minnippi is located in the South East corner of a very large park bordered by Brisbane suburbs Carina, Carindale, Tingalpa and Cannon Hill, about 10km from the CBD. You would never guess the urban locale, as for most of the course, it seems as though you’ve been transported to the middle of a very nice…

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Read more › News - 19th March 2019

A 100 Club with a difference

When 52-year-old Joanna visited her GP last year she had not been 100 days without a migraine in more than 20 years. She was also not a runner.   Joanna walked out that day with a prescription for Seacliff Esplanade parkrun rather than a prescription for drugs, and 100 days later not only celebrated a…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th March 2019

Social Prescribing Day

Today is International Social Prescribing Day, which highlights the importance and significance of the health sector in using non-medical referral options to improve the health and wellbeing of patients. Options such as parkrun.   Here in Australia, parkrun is keen to build on the groundbreaking #parkrunPractice initiative that was developed by parkrun UK in collaboration…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

March Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period: Sport Australia Better Ageing Grant Staff changes Serious Incidents Emergency+ App Ambassadors Embedding Photographs in Event Website News Items Walking at parkrun Equipment for events in Australia The parkrun Code Social Media WebFMS Access   __________________________________________________________   1….

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

parkrun profile: Campbelltown

Campbelltown parkrun is 3% underground, incorporating two tunnels out and back, making for four tunnels in total. For at least 3kms of the course there is a water canal to run/walk aside and you pass by two first grade cricket ovals. The course is all on path, making it pram, dog and wheelchair friendly, but some may…

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Read more › News - 13th March 2019

Pace matching to love matching

This is the story of Priscilla and Ray who found each other through parkrun and fell in love!   Ray Walsh got involved with parkrun because he was looking for things to do outside of work to meet people. His colleague recommended he check out parkrun, so he went to parkrun in April of 2016….

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Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Running up the hill I used to walk up

You are getting older, and there are things you can do and things you can’t do — or at least things you can no longer do as well as you once could.   Hills become a problem and you feel the burn in your legs and have difficulty getting your breath walking to the top…

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Read more › News - 5th March 2019

Father and Son Duo

Aaron Mitchell and his son, Thomas, have been a father and son parkrun duo since 2015. The pair hail from Adelaide and their local parkrun is Torrens with its beautiful green riverside course. Aaron says they were immediately welcomed into the Torrens parkrun family and Thomas loved the encouragement in the form of high fives…

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