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Read more › News - 12th April 2021

Tourism family challenge

Diana Watson loves parkrun after discovering it seven years ago, and since then has encouraged her whole family to have done at least one.   As Diana explains, this has lead to a friendly challenge with her brother to visit new parkruns whenever they get the chance.   One of the things I enjoy most…

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Read more › News - 8th April 2021

I thought I would give up

Gillian Roden was convinced by friends to sign up for a couch to 5km program.   After graduating from the program at parkrun, she fell in love with the parkrun community and now thinks it’s the best way to start any weekend.   I signed up for a running event in April 2016. To be…

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Read more › News - 6th April 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 6 April

The situation with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be somewhat turbulent in nearly every parkrun territory.   Whilst some of the parkrun family are experiencing a challenging time at the moment with increasing lockdown restrictions, others are beginning to see the green shoots of recovery.   In South Africa, the Government recently amended the…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st April 2021

10 years of parkrun in Australia

Do you remember your first parkrun? Most of us do. For some it might have been a last minute, slapdash idea to go along with a mate; for others it was the beginning of a life changing decision.   Everyone has their own parkrun story and it’s unique to them. Something most parkrunners across Australia…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2021

The fear of not going back

‘It’s a combination of fear and determination. The fear of going back to where I was and the determination to not go back there’.   Paul Webb has lost 80kgs, tackled social anxiety and made friends on a journey that’s taken him from first timer and volunteer to sub 30-minute parkrunner and Run Director.  …

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Read more › News - 1st April 2021

Sharing the celebration

Not long after Sarah Gee gave birth to daughter Carrington in April 2011, she heard about parkrun through mother’s group. But it was four years before Sarah finally joined in the fun.   Little did Sarah know when Carrington came into this world, parkrun Australia had also just been “born” and that the organisation and…

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Read more › News - 31st March 2021

A passion for parkrun

Being active all her life, Sarah loved parkrun so much she created a six week returning to running program so other mums could enjoy running 5km after having a child.    For more than seven years, Sarah has enjoyed running and is using her favourite Varsity Lakes parkrun course on the Gold Coast, Australia to…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 30 March

Whilst, this week, there are no significant changes that impact the 22 countries in which we operate, we are delighted to confirm that we expect 52 junior parkrun events to restart in England on Sunday 11 April.   As we continue to work through the reopening checklist with our junior teams, and receive the necessary…

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Read more › News - 28th March 2021

A triumphant return thanks to the Tail Walkers

Glen Meredith has an intellectual disability, autism and bipolar. In late 2019 he was hospitalised with pneumonia and para influenza A and spent two weeks on a ventilator in ICU.   After a year of rehabilitation, which included learning to independently get out of bed, dress and walk, Glen returned to parkrun. Glen’s sister Sue explains how…