Invercargill 12 Jan
Read more › Uncategorized - 16th January 2019

Don’t Forget Your Barcode

As parkrun has grown, it’s not surprising that the number of incidents where a parkrunner falls ill or gets injured during an event has also increased.    There’s almost 10 million run performances now each year across the globe and additionally, as parkrun continues to broaden its reach out to those people who have previously…

Kapiti Coast
Read more › News - 16th January 2019

parkrun Diary

Upcoming Anniversaries : Taupo – January – to be confirmed Kapiti Coast - 26th January Whangarei -  16th February Invercargill – 9th February Wanaka – February – to be confirmed     Upcoming Events:  XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the…

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Read more › Awards - 16th January 2019

Event Profile – Balclutha parkrun

Rod Deverson is the Event Director of Balclutha parkrun in South Otago, down on the South Island. He writes here about his love of parkrun:   I found parkrun love at the Sheffield Hallam event in Yorkshire, UK and I quickly caught the bug that saw me there most weekends. I loved the scale of all those…

Read more › News - 1st January 2019

parkrun Diary

Dunedin’s 5th anniversary is coming up and it’ll be Kapiti Coast’s 4th.  Taupo will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary this year!   Upcoming Anniversaries : Dunedin - January 12th Kapiti Coast - January – to be confirmed Taupo - January – to be confirmed       Upcoming Events:  XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and…

Ann Australia story
Read more › News - 1st January 2019

How parkrun saved a life

This amazing story of never giving up hope has been taken from a recent Australian newsletter of an an incredibly brave and courageous lady. Ann is definitely a winner.   How parkrun saved a life parkrun might not be a race, but every time Ann Guyatt from Toowoomba completes the 5km course at her home…

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Read more › Awards - 1st January 2019

parkdog of the week

  Hi I’m Dan I’m a short stocky Labrador, and nearly 13 years old now. I’m a good dog. I have a K9 sister – her name is Lucy. I LOVE going for walks with my younger human sister and brother (Sarah and Sean). I’m greedy when it comes to food, I just eat everything….

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Read more › Awards - 1st January 2019

Event Profile – Dunedin

Dunedin parkrun will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on 12th January. The first event on 11th January 2014 had 68 participants…   There has been steady increase is numbers every week, and managed to break the 200 participants for the first time at our 250th event in October 2018!   We are very lucky to have access to the…

gisborne runner
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2018

Event Profile – Gisborne parkrun

Megan Costello is the ED of Gisborne parkrun, which started in May this year. It’s situated in the far east of the North Island and is the first parkrun to see the sun worldwide! Megan tells us how she became involved in parkrun and setting up this picturesque parkrun:   I initially became involved with parkrun…

parkdog Fred from Invercargill
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2018

parkdog of the week

There must be some very special dogs in Invercargill with fabulous owners! Here’s Fred, with his, sporting their tutus on what must be a recent 22 parkrun!   Hi my name is Fred, I am the good looking one leading the way. I am a Yorkie Cairn cross and I was adopted from the SPCA…