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Read more › Uncategorized - 28th June 2017

Volunteer Profile

We do enjoy celebrating our volunteers at parkrun and parents like Bronwyn are particularly welcome for coming along even though running is not really what they enjoy doing, but they come and help out because their children come to run – what wonderful parents and stars! Thank you very much.   Name: Bronwyn James Age:…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 28th June 2017

Feedback from the Field

Thanks for the fantastic turnout to help us celebrate our first birthday! A massive thank you goes to the volunteers and our national sponsors New Zealand Home Loans. Hope you had as much fun as we did! It was great to see tourists from Australia and a couple of out -of- towner’s. Well done to…

Read more › Uncategorized - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th June 2017

Volunteer Profile

I have loved being (and still being) part of the Puarenga team since before it officially started, trialling different start and finish points, encouraging locals to take part and so on. My uncle (Rob Hammington of Hamilton Lake parkrun) passed on my details to Alison King who originally started Puarenga parkrun, who in turn contacted…

Anderson pic
Read more › Uncategorized - 14th June 2017

parkrun Diary

Cancellations Please note Anderson parkrun in Napier is cancelled  until 17th June. There are extensive upgrades happening at the park and the course is out of action, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be able to reopen on 24th June.   Upcoming Anniversaries  Pegasus parkrun – 17th June – this Saturday, go along to celebrate their first anniversary!…

Mark and Alastair
Read more › Uncategorized - 14th June 2017

Feedback from the Field

We wish all parkrunners a great run this Sunday at the Wellington Marathon and especially one of our parkrun Event Directors, Geoff McMillan, who is doing it for very personal reasons: Here’s Geoff – “I’m going to be running in the Wellington Half Marathon on the 18th June, as a representative for the Heart Foundation…

Cross country Athletics
Read more › News, Press - 13th June 2017

Welcome to Athletics New Zealand

parkrun New Zealand is very pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Athletics New Zealand and together aim to grow grassroots running across the country. Hopefully helping to spread the message of better health and wellbeing for all abilities too!   About Athletics New Zealand Founded in 1887, Athletics New Zealand has a…

Lions tour
Read more › News - 31st May 2017

Research into parkrun tourism

Researchers at Federation University Australia are conducting a study into the relationship between travel and health/fitness. Specifically, the project will focus on how parkrunners perceive their health and fitness and whether their interest extends to how they make tourism decisions.   Participation in the survey involves responding to a series of questions regarding the choices you…

taupo volunteer
Read more › News, Uncategorized - 30th May 2017

Volunteer profile

Tara is what parkrun is all about and since parkrun kicked off here in January she’s attended almost every Taupo event, until she unfortunately broke her foot at another event! Since being injured she has volunteered most weeks and has come down wearing her moon boot and/or crutches – thanks Tara, you’re a great person…

millwater farewell
Read more › Uncategorized - 30th May 2017

Feedback from the field

On Saturday 20th May Millwater parkrun farewelled Event Directors, Gavin and Antoinette Myburgh, who have been there from the start of Millwater in September 2014. That day has been become legendary amongst the 56 runners who were there,  because it started as a lovely morning, although in the distant there were dark clouds looming. The…