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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun profile: Bundaberg

Bundaberg might be well known for Bundaberg Rum, sugar and ginger beer but the regional centre 400m from Brisbane also has a great parkrun.   A southern gateway town to the Great Barrier Reef and a popular nesting ground for Loggerhead turtles, Bundaberg is situated on the Burnett River. The three laps of Bundaberg parkrun…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

What leads you to parkrun

Ros Heit might never have found parkrun or started running if she hadn’t got diagnosed with breast cancer.   It was August 2015. Ros had just become a local councillor through a by-election in the South Burnett Regional Area (just inland of the Sunshine Coast, QLD) and suddenly her world was turned upside down.   Breast…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

parkrun profile: Charleys Creek

Chinchilla might be the watermelon capital of Australia but it is also the home of Charleys Creek parkrun.     The vibrant country town is on the edge of the Darling Downs in Barunggam country, about 280km west of Brisbane. It is also the home of the “the big melon”, which sits next to the…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2019

From the UK to NZ and the path to 500

When Brit Steve Darby started parkrunning, he could have run all the parkruns in the world in a single month.   Then 42, now 53 – Steve will notch up 500 parkruns this Saturday and will be the first person outside the UK to do so. To date, only 70 people in the world have reached the…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st October 2019

parkrun offers wholehearted welcome to walkers

parkrun Australia and Heart Foundation Walking have teamed up to mark Active Ageing Week by encouraging more walkers to join in at their free local parkrun event.    Active Ageing Week, which runs from 1-7 October, aims to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities in a safe and…