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…

Read more › News - 21st March 2018

From the Sunshine Coast to the Arctic Circle

Last week at Tampere parkrun we demonstrated what a global phenomenon parkrun has become when the event hosted visitors from as far afield as the Arctic Circle and the Sunshine Coast in Australia.   These two locations are 15,000 km apart but it’s not just distance that separates these two places but climate and culture…

Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Alfy’s running release

Black Combe parkrun in the UK became the first parkrun event in the world to launch inside a prison on 4 November 2017.   One of the participants that day was Alfy Kirkley (pictured left) who went on to complete 17 parkruns and set a new course record before his release last week. As he…

Read more › News - 14th March 2018

Scaling the Heights

I had another life once. It feels so long ago I can barely remember it. But I’m reminded by strangers when they ask about the Olympic tattoo on my back.   See, in my ‘other’ life, I competed for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in handball. It was an amazing time in my…

Read more › News - 14th March 2018

Overcoming Grief and Depression with parkrun

Deborah Eveniss found herself in a state of severe depression after the sudden passing of her sister. Having always been active and a runner, she found the grief incapacitating. Deb was unable to complete a run without completely breaking down into tears.   She comments, “The grief was so overwhelming that I thought I would…

Read more › News, Press - 8th March 2018

Women of parkrun

Sometimes after you have become a mother, it can feel like you have lost a part of yourself. You are grateful that you have gained so much, but there can be a part of you that feels like you have lost your identity; or that it has been replaced with a new identity as a…

Read more › News, Press - 8th March 2018

It’s just something I do

This parkrunday, 10th March 2018, 84 year old Queenslander John Taylor will become the oldest parkrunner in the world to complete 250 parkruns.   JT, as he is affectionately called by his parkrunning family, started running at the age of 43. He refers to beginning the pursuit as his ‘mid-life crisis’ and he ran regularly…

Read more › News, Press - 28th February 2018

Welcome The Athlete’s Foot

parkrun Australia is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with The Athlete’s Foot that will see the two organisations collaborate to support local communities across the country. We are very pleased to welcome a new partner to the parkrun family who shares our ambition for creating healthier and happier communities.   The Athlete’s Foot are…

Read more › News - 27th February 2018

Life can take many unexpected turns

Claisebrook Cove parkrun, March 23rd, 2017 saw me complete my 106th event, and a time of 22:12. Although still approx 2 mins off my PB, I was still happy with my time and knowing a good cup of coffee and breakfast was about to follow with my closest friends, parkrun had again succeeded in bringing…

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