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Read more › News - 19th September 2017

Join us for #parkrun13

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…

millwater
Read more › News - 19th September 2017

parkrun Diary

Millwater’s 3rd anniversary is this Saturday and all are welcome to their ‘Tutus and Ties’ themed morning, get along to share in the celebrations and cake! Please take note of Dunedin parkrun’s summer time change and Pegasus parkrun has a special morning planned this Saturday.   Anniversaries  Millwater – September 23rd 2017 Hamilton Lake –…

porirua
Read more › News - 5th September 2017

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries  Millwater – September 23rd 2017 Hamilton Lake – October 21st 2017   New parkrun launch Palmerston North – 28th October 2017, registrations will open 6th October   Upcoming Events Tauranga International Marathon - Saturday  7th October 2017 Foot Mechanics Podiatry brings parkrun members an exclusive 10% discount for entries to the Tauranga International Marathon on Saturday…

cornwall - dog pic
Read more › News - 5th September 2017

Benefits of dogs at parkrun

Below is a recent article from parkrun Australia.  There’s obviously a lot of dog lovers in New Zealand too and their dogs do bring a different dimension to our  parkrun mornings, often making friends of their own each week! The pictures are from New Zealand parkruns around the country. Would be happy to hear thoughts…

Millwater volunteers
Read more › News - 22nd August 2017

parkrun Diary

Anniversaries  Millwater – September – date to be confirmed Hamilton Lake – October 21st 2017   New parkrun Palmerston North – 28th October 2017, registrations will open 6th October   Upcoming Events Tauranga International Marathon - Saturday  7th October 2017 Foot Mechanics Podiatry brings parkrun members an exclusive 10% discount for entries to the Tauranga International Marathon…

Emily - volunteer
Read more › News - 22nd August 2017

Volunteer Profile

It’s wonderful having young volunteers who already know the value of giving back to the community – there’s so many more of you out there, but this week we celebrate Emily’s contribution – thank you to all our younger helpers!   Name: Emily Age: 16   Home parkrun: Cornwall Park   Occupation: Student   Number of Runs: 14   Number…

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…

Pegasus - Bidgie
Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Volunteer Profile

  Bidgie Jefferies has been and continues to be a staunch supporter and great volunteer at Pegasus, as she says her spinal injury prevents her from participating but her love of running keeps her motivated, keen and totally supportive. Bidgie is, in her own right, one of the great characters we have at Pegasus. -…

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