Cornwall ian jepson
Read more › Uncategorized - 10th January 2018

Feedback from the Field

We’ve just finished the first week of 2018 and already I’ve run 3 parkruns!  A great start to the year! This morning at 6:50am, my dad presented me with banana, water and beetroot juice.  Yep, a big glass of red, nasty beetroot juice.  He’s been reading a book by Bear Grylls, who swears that beetroot…

Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Christmas at parkrun

Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an…

palmy Xmas
Read more › News - 20th December 2017

parkrun Diary

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns All parkruns hosting these events are on the Christmas parkrun NZ compendium please check for the different start times too – everyone is very welcome!   Six parkruns are having events on both Christmas and New Year’s Day, one being Western Springs where magical Mike pictured below…

Palmy volunteers
Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Volunteers – thank you!

We would like to thank every volunteer for their tremendous help over the year, those who have recently volunteered and those who have been for years. From kids to octogenarians, it’s quite incredible the range of wonderful people who have embraced their local parkrun and become a part of the wider community.   Of course,…

Hamilton Lake
Read more › News - 12th December 2017

Stats from the last two Saturdays

Saturday the 2nd The start point this week in the summer season needs to be in Palmerston North with another big attendance of 175 means that in just 6 weeks 949 parkrunners have completed a run/walk there.   The combined total of runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers exceeded 2,000 for the week! (150 volunteers plus…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 12th December 2017

Wheelchairs welcome

Wheelchair users are most welcome at parkrun and at Palmerston North parkrun the path along the beautiful Manawatu River is smooth and solid from start to finish with some undulations – perfect for wheels. David Hartley a regular wheelchair parkrunner, now having done 6 out of the 7 events so far, has this to say:…

Margaret and John Palmerston North
Read more › Awards - 12th December 2017

Volunteer Profile

Here we have another lovely ‘volunteer couple’ from Palmerston North parkrun which is only 7 events old, but has certainly become part of the community and continues to grow from strength to strength!   Name: Margaret & John Stuart Age: 75 & 79 Home parkrun: Palmerston North Occupation: Retired Number of Runs: Three Number of…

Fenwick gates
Read more › News - 12th December 2017

parkrun Diary

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns   Christmas Day - Anderson, Hamilton Lake, Dunedin, Pegasus, Western Springs, Kapiti Coast and  Whangarei - 8am start Cornwall Park, Hagley and Lower Hutt - 9am later start   New Year’s Day - Anderson, Lower Hutt, Dunedin, Western Springs and Whangarei - 8am start Pegasus - 9am later start Porirua – 10am later start  …