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News, Press - 17th October 2018

Run The West


An exciting new event is coming to Western Sydney and it will provide parkrunners with an opportunity to run in our own ‘parkrun wave’ as well as help establish new parkrun events in key areas of Western Sydney


The inaugural RunWest – Western Sydney’s largest community festival will take place next March.  Join in for the 12km Fun Run or 4km Family Fun Run and take in all of the on-course entertainment and cultural activations, meet and greet your favourite sports stars.


The parkrun Challenge is a health and wellbeing initiative for parkruns located within Western Sydney, which revolves around the new RUNWEST Festival. The initiative aims to increase participation, awareness and attendance at parkrun locations whilst also looking to expand the number of parkrun events within this region.


For our friends at Athletics Australia, RUNWEST is not just about event day; they are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the community over a sustained period of time. The event is simply the ‘enabler’ to getting people active.


Watch the video to find out more.


Our parkrun events within this area are playing a major role in supporting the vision of keeping people active and healthy. Therefore, Athletics Australia has partnered with parkrun to deliver the parkrun Challenge; where the ultimate goal is to develop 5 new ‘legacy’ parkrun locations in key locations of Western Sydney that currently have higher levels of obesity are generally lower socioeconomic areas and often have higher levels of non-English speakers.

For every 250 individuals who register under the parkrun Australia team in RUNWEST, RUNWEST will fund the establishment of a new parkrun location in Western Sydney. There will also be a dedicated parkrun Wave in the 12km event and a designated ‘parkrun Party Finish Zone’ for all parkrunners at WestHQ.


The 12km Fun Run starts at the Sydney Motorsport Park, runs through the new Sydney Zoo, through Western Sydney Parklands and finishes at WestHQ.


Super early bird registrations for RunWest start at just $15 and for a limited time includes a free pass to the new Sydney Zoo*. Registrations now open at

*Terms & conditions apply



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