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Read more › News - 25th February 2021

We are recruiting volunteer Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors

The parkrun Australia Ambassador Program was created in 2017 as a national support network of highly engaged and dedicated volunteers who are keen to be involved with parkrun outside of the delivery of our weekly events.   As part of our commitment to building our expertise in health and wellbeing in Australia, we are adding the…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 February

Yesterday (Monday 22 February) the UK Government published a roadmap for exiting lockdown over the coming months, detailing how and when restrictions will be eased if everything goes to plan.   We welcome this announcement and support the Government’s cautious framework for a return to normality. The roadmap provides us with an opportunity for junior…

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Read more › News - 23rd February 2021

‘A parkrun push’

George Poniatowski lives with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, which impacts his ability to walk.   When George was learning to use a manual wheelchair his GP suggested he join her at Torrens parkrun in Adelaide to improve his technique and make new friends, and 114 parkuns later he hasn’t looked back.   When I started at…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

Why Gerry parkruns

Gerry Ligtermoet might not break many records on the parkrun course, but there’s one record he’s got his sights set on – how long he can remain in remission from the rare kidney disorder, amyloidosis.   Gerry, 73, was diagnosed with amyloidosis in 2011. Amyloidosis is a rare blood disorder caused by damaged protein in…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

Not a typical runner

Martina Rafferty walked her first parkrun, and swore she would never run. A couch to 5k programme later, and with some encouragement from her parkrun family, she’s now got back the confidence she didn’t even realise she had lost.   On 9 May 2014 I “did” my first ever parkrun. I say did instead of…

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Read more › News - 18th February 2021

Never alone

It’s the penultimate week of our New Year campaign, The parkrun Resolution.   Your #parkrunresolution might be a personal journey, but you are never alone.   At the dawn of 2021 we invited you to set your own parkrun Resolution, and we made a commitment to support you every single step of the way. Every…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Join team parkrun for a brand new virtual challenge!

Keep the parkrun community walking, jogging and running around the world with the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.   We’re calling all parkrun and (not)parkrun runners to join “Team parkrun” for this global event so we can keep as many passionate movers as we can, clocking up the kilometres, before 21…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 February

The coming weeks and months are likely to prove critical as the world strives to overcome the continued challenges presented by COVID-19.   Unfortunately, whilst Australia and New Zealand have so far successfully prevented significant levels of infection, both countries are currently experiencing regional lockdowns in response to localised outbreaks. In South Africa, thankfully, cases…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2021

Noel notches up 100 weeks of parkrun volunteering

83-year-old Noel Darr is a Vietnam Veteran and retired load-master who served in the Royal Australian Air Force. When Noel retired in 1994 he held the world record for the number of hours flown on the Hercules E Model and was awarded the Order of Australia medal for services to the military.   On Saturday Noel…

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Read more › News - 11th February 2021

Be kind to yourself

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, this week for the #parkrunresolution we’re asking you to be kind to yourself and others.   This is a great opportunity to give ourselves some self-care.   It’s so easy to say, but often so hard to do.   We can feel bombarded with messages which tell us what…