whangarei bridge
Read more › Awards - 19th February 2019

Event Profile – Whangarei

Jim Kettlewell, Event Director of Whangarei parkrun in Northland gives us his  insight into this very scenic parkrun, the northern most one in New Zealand:   I first became aware of parkrun during a visit to Noosa where I discovered that parkrun was right throughout Australia. The concept of parkrun appealed to me and on my return…

wanaka runners and view
Read more › Awards - 12th February 2019

Event Profile – Wanaka parkrun

Adam and Jane Sharman are the Event Directors of  Wanaka parkrun in Central Otago, South Island. They share their passion for parkrun and how Wanaka parkrun came about:   We started running with parkrun in Cornwall Park in 2012. We loved the social community parkrun created, the regular personal challenge and the motivating event to…

Wolfie at Pegasus
Read more › Awards - 12th February 2019

parkdog of the week

Hi, my name is Wolfgang, but you can call me Wolfie. I’m 2 years old in your human years (14 in doggie years which makes me a teenager!). I live with my human family (4 human sisters and my Mummy and Daddy). I also live with Princess Buttercup, their cat. Thankfully we get along just…

invercargill group
Read more › Awards - 29th January 2019

Event Profile – Invercargill

Liz Henry is the Event Director of Invercargill parkrun which has the distinction of being the World’s Southern Most parkrun! Liz shares her love of Invercargill:   I got involved in parkrun for purely selfish reasons.  I have a medical condition that essentially means that sometimes when I do exercise, I can have an anaphylactic reaction. …

Chevy Pegasus
Read more › Awards - 29th January 2019

parkdog of the week

My name is Chevy (the beagle) and I  live with Mark & Louise, but am happy to run with other parkrunners too. Today I got to go to parkrun and it was pretty awesome, as most of the time I have to stay at home cause my humans say I stop too often – it’s…

Whangarei dog
Read more › Awards - 16th January 2019

parkdog of the week

This week’s beautiful, furry friend comes from Whangarei in the winterless north! Hi fellow doggie parkrunners, My name is Charlie…I’m a 6-year-old Swiss Shepherd and I am, like many others, addicted to parkrun.  I can’t wait for Saturday mornings, I’m out with my Mum Bonnie, into the car, nose pressed on the window looking for…

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Read more › Awards - 16th January 2019

Event Profile – Balclutha parkrun

Rod Deverson is the Event Director of Balclutha parkrun in South Otago, down on the South Island. He writes here about his love of parkrun:   I found parkrun love at the Sheffield Hallam event in Yorkshire, UK and I quickly caught the bug that saw me there most weekends. I loved the scale of all those…

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Read more › Awards - 1st January 2019

parkdog of the week

  Hi I’m Dan I’m a short stocky Labrador, and nearly 13 years old now. I’m a good dog. I have a K9 sister – her name is Lucy. I LOVE going for walks with my younger human sister and brother (Sarah and Sean). I’m greedy when it comes to food, I just eat everything….

Dunedin hill 2
Read more › Awards - 1st January 2019

Event Profile – Dunedin

Dunedin parkrun will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on 12th January. The first event on 11th January 2014 had 68 participants…   There has been steady increase is numbers every week, and managed to break the 200 participants for the first time at our 250th event in October 2018!   We are very lucky to have access to the…

gisborne runner
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2018

Event Profile – Gisborne parkrun

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…

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