Read more › News - 22nd November 2022

Busting your volunteering myths!

From our research on volunteering at parkrun this year, we identified eight common myths that can sometimes prevent people from volunteering. We aim to bust those myths once and for all, to ensure everyone, no matter your age, ability or background, knows they are welcome at parkrun. Here they are!   1) Not sure how…

Read more › News - 15th November 2022

GP ‘takeover’ at Bellerive parkrun

Did you know that Aussie GPs are prescribing parkrun to their patients?   In April 2022 parkrun Australia launched the parkrun practice initiative in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), which aims to raise awareness of parkrun amongst GPs and practice staff, encourage them to take part in parkrun and signpost…

Read more › News - 15th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday

Last weekend, parkrun South Africa turned 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far we’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2022

We are recruiting Event Ambassadors!

parkrun Australia is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and trust parkrun’s mission…

Read more › News - 9th November 2022

Happy tears

At just 34 years old, and after three years of hard work and waiting, Karishma had finally achieved her goal – running the whole 5km at parkrun. Now she was being told she should no longer run. parkwalk has given her the motivation to keep going.   When Karishma Kulkarni arrived in Australia from India…

strength and conditioning
Read more › News - 8th November 2022

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

Read more › News - 7th November 2022

A parkrun wedding

When Geoff Gilfedder and Tania Harris showed up for Foster parkrun on the day of their wedding, they didn’t expect to give parkrun-styled vows.   The couple were married that Saturday evening, but it was their weekly parkrun that set the tone for the day.   A group of parkrun secret squirrels had conspired to…

Read more › News - 2nd November 2022

‘Tuning in’ to mental health

October was mental health month, with the theme of ‘tune in’. Bellarine Psychology in Victoria wanted to do something more than the usual social media awareness to connect with their team and local community, so a morning volunteering at parkrun was a natural fit.   Marnie Holden, a Clinical Psychologist at Bellarine Psychology, tells us more.  …

Read more › News - 1st November 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the past five weekends, more than 100,000 5k walks have been completed at parkrun. This includes welcoming 10,000 new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring thousands of existing parkrunners to join the fun…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2022

parkruns around Australia host ABC Radio

ABC Radio broadcast live from 20 parkruns around Australia on Saturday 29 October.   Thousands of people came along on the day, with many having the chance to say hello to their local ABC Radio presenters and explain to listeners why their local parkrun is the best place to be on a Saturday morning! Many…