wanaka
Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkrun Diary

Please take note of Queenstown parkrun’s cancellation this Saturday 17th November, Wanaka parkrun would be very happy to welcome those parkrunners not running in the Queenstown Marathon events. Wishing parkrunners taking part in the Queenstown events all the very best for a great morning!   This Saturday is the 3rd anniversary of Western Springs parkrun!…

parkdog Cornwall park 2
Read more › News - 13th November 2018

parkdog of the week

Harry, a Hungarian Viszla, is a parkrun stalwart, now a two year old, Harry has ten parkruns to his name. He posed regally in his athletic vest for a photograph because he was aptly named after a certain young prince who shares his hair colour. Harry and owner Katrina volunteered as tail walkers as Harry’s been out…

Carol at finish
Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Different countries, same parkrunday feeling

Carol Cunningham is an infectiously, positive person and it was a delight to welcome her to Auckland and to Cornwall parkrun. Carol was here to run the Auckland Marathon and we’re pleased Auckland put on some excellent running weather for the day!   I love parkrun, I love to travel and I was lucky to able to…

delaware parkrun
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

New York Marathon – Sunday 4th November

Achilles NZ will be attending the New York City Marathon for the 25th time this weekend. It will be an awesome experience for all the new athletes attending and for those that have participated before it will be another chance to soak up the atmosphere of the world’s most prestigious marathon. There is a tour…

porirua prams 2
Read more › Awards - 30th October 2018

Event Profile – Porirua parkrun

We’re thrilled to introduce Porirua parkrun as the very first parkrun profile. This is a new feature that will showcase each of New Zealand’s parkruns over the coming year and offer some insight as to how it all came about and possibly some history/stories about the area and its community.   I’m Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf…

parkdog of week
Read more › Awards - 30th October 2018

parkdog of the week

This week we meet Daisy from Anderson parkrun! Name: Daisy Age: 4½ Owner’s name: Chris Wells Number of parkruns: 10   When did you join Chris’s family? When I was 18 months old. I was the last of a litter. My breeder wanted to train me as a bio-security dog but I was too timid….

Queenstown halloween
Read more › News - 30th October 2018

parkrun Diary

There were some interesting characters at Queenstown parkrun which held a Halloween theme last week, please take note that Queenstown is cancelled on the 17th November due to the marathon taking place. This Saturday we welcome Greytown Woodside Trail to the parkrun family and wish them all the best for a great morning! The Rotorua…

western springs bridge
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…

Ming Fong 2
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Ming Fong, a parkrunner and friend

Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…