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Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand and we’d like to share parkrun Australia’s story of their very own CEO, Tim Oberg, who talked about his own personal experiences with anxiety last year in the lead up to World Mental Health Day (10th October), and this year again received an overwhelming response from…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2018

Ming Fong, a parkrunner and friend

Ming will be remembered fondly at Barry Curtis parkrun and we thank his family for letting us share his parkrun story here. Ming obviously endeared himself to his parkrun community and this was just a tiny part of his life, but it’s a reminder to us all how each parkrun community can become an extension…

palmerston north
Read more › News - 15th October 2018

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries Hamilton Lake - Our 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October this year, Labour weekend, If you have friends and family coming to stay for the long weekend, register them or remind them to bring their barcodes and join us for the celebrations!   Palmerston North – First anniversary on 27th October 2018!   New Events on…

Kapiti Coast for news
Read more › News - 30th September 2018

parkrun Diary

Please take note: Daylight saving start times for Summer   On Saturday 6th October all Southland parkruns will revert back to 8.00 am start times for the Summer months.   Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanaka, Balclutha and Queenstown will all be starting at 8.00 am from October 6th    Hamilton Lake - Our 5th Birthday Event will be on the 20th October…

invercargill sept
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

parkrun Diary

We welcome East End, New Plymouth into the parkrun fold on Saturday 22nd and wish them all the very best for their inaugural run! They start on a day when around the country a number of parkruns are having a ‘tutu’ parkrun, just for the fun of it (including Invercargill pictured above) and evidently the…

Paul
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt introduces new fitness gear

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve taken a step back from the day to day operations at parkrun, I’ve been working on a new project—something separate to parkrun but inspired by the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with folk at parkrun events all around the world over the last 14 years. I’ve always…

croc story 3
Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Overcoming adversity

Sometimes one just has to wonder at the incredible will to survive and the strength of spirit some people possess - the following story by Graham about his father demonstrates this remarkably:   My 71 year old dad was attacked by a crocodile in South Africa at the beginning of the year. He had extensive injuries to his chest,…

millwater james and niamh
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

parkrun Diary

Millwater parkrun is turning 4! They invite you all to - Come along and help us celebrate at the usual time and place on 15th September . There will be treats and nibbles to share at the finish line.Our theme is ’1980s’ – and we’d love you to join in with the fun and dress to…

college parkrun USA
Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Nobody Left Behind

This article is an extract from the parkrun USA newsletter and shows the power of positive thinking can be life changing. Julie is blind and Neil has avascular necrosis – their journey is inspirational and humbling:   Over a post-parkrun coffee last winter, one parkrunner commented, “My body is falling apart!” A newcomer to the…

New Plymouth
Read more › News - 21st August 2018

parkrun Diary

Next month we’re thrilled New Plymouth will be joining the parkrun family and Millwater parkrun will be celebrating their 4th anniversary!   Anniversaries  Millwater – 15th September New Event on the Calendar  East End parkrun, New Plymouth will start on 22nd September Upcoming Events Tauranga International Marathon – 22nd September Greta Valley Relay Race –…

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