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 of NZ. This organisation was extremely helpful to me when I suffered a major heart attack back in 2011, and this is one way I can give back to them -by running the 21km and raising some funds for them by way of donations. If you are of a mind to support me and them then the link below will take you to my profile page where you will be able to make that donation. It is a one off thing, if you decide to donate – then you nominate a sum and that is it, you are not sponsoring by the kilometre. Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you can help out, that would be fantastic." https://wellington-marathon-2017.everydayhero.com/nz/toadrunners-helping-heart-foundation
Geoff McMillan Event Director, Pegasus parkrun
Attention all Lower Hutt parkrunners … the post you’ve been counting down to -
At event #270 on June 10th 2017 Event Director Mark Malone completed his 250th parkrun, amongst his amazing stats, 97 volunteers and the first NZ homegrown 250 parkrunner! An achievement so big they couldn’t fit it on one shirt so run director Alastair Willis helped him out (above) and here he is holding his personal copy of the Lower Hutt parkrun start / finish line.
On a sadder note, Steve Chadwick, Mayoress of Rotorua recently lost her husband, John Chadwick. Mrs Chadwick came to Puarenga parkrun’s very first event and spoke about how thrilled she was to see this new community initiative come to Rotorua. Mayor Steve is still very supportive of parkrun knowing the positive effect it can have for a community.
On behalf of parkrun New Zealand we send heartfelt sympathy for her loss.
Mrs Chadwick wanted to thank the Rotorua community for its support.
“It was such a great honour given to us by Te Arawa to have John at Tamatekapua (meeting house) and it has reaffirmed our life’s work, our activism and the value of multi-culturalism”. -Rotorua Daily Post
On Saturday 7 October parkrun turns 13 years old and we’re inviting you to celebrate #parkrun13 with us on International parkrun Day. 13 is an extra special number for us, as that was the number of runners that got together on 2 October 2004 to run Bushy Park Time Trial – the very first parkrun. Fast forward 13 years and…
We do appreciate all the wonderful volunteers who give up their time and parkrun is extremely fortunate to have so many, like Jude, who simply enjoy being involved to give back to their community. Grateful thanks. Name: Jude Wadsworth Age: 68 Home parkrun: Kapiti Coast Occupation: Retired Number of Runs: Only two…