wanaka runners and view
Read more › Awards - 12th February 2019

Event Profile – Wanaka parkrun

Adam and Jane Sharman are the Event Directors of  Wanaka parkrun in Central Otago, South Island. They share their passion for parkrun and how Wanaka parkrun came about:   We started running with parkrun in Cornwall Park in 2012. We loved the social community parkrun created, the regular personal challenge and the motivating event to…

Wolfie at Pegasus
Read more › Awards - 12th February 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi, my name is Wolfgang, but you can call me Wolfie. I’m 2 years old in your human years (14 in doggie years which makes me a teenager!). I live with my human family (4 human sisters and my Mummy and Daddy). I also live with Princess Buttercup, their cat. Thankfully we get along just…

Read more › News - 12th February 2019

Beginners Guide to parkrun

Often the hardest part for any first time parkrunner is making it to your first event. You’ve seen your friends or a family member post about it on social media for weeks, months or even years. You’ve always been curious but were never sure if you had what it took to run or walk 5km…

invercargill group
Read more › Awards - 29th January 2019

Event Profile – Invercargill

Liz Henry is the Event Director of Invercargill parkrun which has the distinction of being the World’s Southern Most parkrun! Liz shares her love of Invercargill:   I got involved in parkrun for purely selfish reasons.  I have a medical condition that essentially means that sometimes when I do exercise, I can have an anaphylactic reaction. …

Chevy Pegasus
Read more › Awards - 29th January 2019

parkdog of the week

My name is Chevy (the beagle) and I  live with Mark & Louise, but am happy to run with other parkrunners too. Today I got to go to parkrun and it was pretty awesome, as most of the time I have to stay at home cause my humans say I stop too often – it’s…

Read more › News - 29th January 2019

parkrun Diary

This month Invercargill and Wanaka will celebrate their first anniversary and Whangarei their third!   Upcoming anniversaries Invercargill - 9th February Whangarei -  16th February Wanaka - 23rd February     Upcoming Events: WELLINGTON ROUND THE BAYS 2019 and Achilles International This is Achilles NZ’s first event for 2019 where we all come together as an Achilles family…

Whangarei dog
Read more › Awards - 16th January 2019

parkdog of the week

This week’s beautiful, furry friend comes from Whangarei in the winterless north! Hi fellow doggie parkrunners, My name is Charlie…I’m a 6-year-old Swiss Shepherd and I am, like many others, addicted to parkrun.  I can’t wait for Saturday mornings, I’m out with my Mum Bonnie, into the car, nose pressed on the window looking for…

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…