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Read more › News, Press - 8th November 2018

The inmates behind prison parkruns

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want to access an event closer to home upon their release.   Shane…

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Read more › News, Press - 17th October 2018

Run The West

An exciting new event is coming to Western Sydney and it will provide parkrunners with an opportunity to run in our own ‘parkrun wave’ as well as help establish new parkrun events in key areas of Western Sydney   The inaugural RunWest – Western Sydney’s largest community festival will take place next March.  Join in for…

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Read more › News, Press - 11th October 2018

parkrun opens hearts and dialogue

As we marked the annual World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, 10 October, we took the time here at parkrun Australia headquarters to reflect on our own experiences and how we may have helped someone, anyone, through bringing awareness to the issue.   Last year our very own CEO, Tim Oberg, shared his personal experiences…

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Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.   People with mental health difficulties are among the most socially excluded people, and social exclusion is associated with poorer physical and…

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Read more › News, Press - 18th September 2018

Blind parkrunner hits Berlin Wall

Melbourne based parkrunner Simon Watharow, visited Germany to run the Berlin Marathon last weekend. Obviously, he also came to check out the local parkrun scene in Germany, which is one of the fastest growing countries in the global parkrun family.   Simon is vision impaired and to conquer the marathon, Simon formed a team with…

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Read more › News, Press - 9th August 2018

An adventure of a lifetime

Last weekend Emma Nicholson packed her bags and five extras and made the long trip to our Doomadgee parkrun launch.   It was a late Friday night while scrolling idly through my Facebook feed, that the post caught my eye. My friend Mel has posted an offer to drive from Mt Isa to Doomadgee for…

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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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