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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, 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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Read more › News, Press - 9th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…

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parkrun Australia to turn 7 at Main Beach!

The Gold Coast will be abuzz this weekend and we are not just referring to the Commonwealth Games!   This Saturday parkrun Australia celebrates its 7th Anniversary as we in turn recognise the anniversary of the launch of our inaugural event, Main Beach parkrun.   We’ll also be helping our partners from Athletics Australia launch…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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