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 rich heritage of Olympic and Commonwealth Games success. Athletics New Zealand has spawned some of New Zealand’s sporting icons – Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, John Walker and recently, Beatrice Faumuina, Nick Willis, Valerie Adams and Eliza McCartney. They are part of the sporting fabric of New Zealand – literally – being the first New Zealand sport to wear the colour black in an international sporting context!
Athletics New Zealand provides opportunities for all members of communities and each week thousands of people take part in Athletics New Zealand initiatives. From pre-schoolers to school aged children in school and club based athletics activities, to teenagers, adults and masters across a wide range of events and opportunities. From fundamental movement skills programmes, to family club nights in the suburbs, to regional, national and international level competitions.
This is achieved via a network of more than 190 clubs from Kaitaia to Invercargill, and with a number of key delivery partners including specific children’s, schools and masters organisations.
Athletics clubs across the country offer fun, inclusive and exciting programmes for all ages. So if you want to become involved more regularly in running, make new friends or even get a little competitive then joining an Athletics club could be for you.
To find a club near you click here.
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…
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…