Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Coming of age at parkrun

First birthdays and becoming a teenager are milestones parents often like to celebrate with their kids. Adults also like to make a big deal of 18th, 21st and 40th birthdays but parkrunners tend to celebrate different milestone birthdays for different reasons.   Penrith Lakes parkrunner Lachlan Pryke turned 11 last October and celebrated by finally…

Read more › Noticeboard - 17th May 2019

May 2019 Volunteer Update

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period: Volunteer roles Ambassadors Incident reporting Phone line support The parkrun logo  1. Volunteer roles First Timers Welcome   We all know that feeling of turning up to something for the first time. Nervous, not knowing anyone, unsure of…

Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun profile: Riverway

In February 2019, a huge monsoonal rain lead to flooding in the Townsville and Burdekin region. Lives were lost, houses were ruined and thousands of families lost all of their belongings. Many families were displaced living in hotels or in lounge rooms of friends and loved ones as their homes were inhospitable. Riverway parkrun (along…

Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Exercise as medicine

It has taken Frances Thompson three years to complete her 100th parkrun alongside her husband John. In between, she has had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo and then last year multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction and for carpal tunnel in both wrists. She also had cochlear implant surgery, due to gradually going deaf in one…

Read more › News - 15th May 2019

When time stood still

Two prison-based parkruns have now launched in Australia, at Dhurringile and Mobilong. In January, the prison-based parkrun at HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire got underway.   parkrun Ambassador Peter Hayes attended the inaugural Cromhall event and shared this run report…   It was pitch black and drizzling outside PEI Cross’s office as we checked our…

Read more › News - 8th May 2019

parkrun profile: Blackbutt

Blackbutt parkrun is located in an amazing bushland setting in the middle of Newcastle – a Nature Reserve that is managed by Newcastle City Council rangers, who have been a great support to since launching in August 2013.   The Reserve has excellent facilities, with two separate children’s playgrounds, native animal and bird enclosure and…

Read more › Press - 8th May 2019

The Athlete’s Foot and parkrun – three more years

We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with The Athlete’s Foot will continue for another three years. Over the past 12 months, The Athlete’s Foot have been visiting parkruns all around the country. From volunteering and initiating wear tests at our events to helping celebrate anniversaries, they have been welcomed into the parkrun community….