Awards, News - 25th May 2019
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National Volunteer Week

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Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.

 

During National Volunteer week this week, we want to celebrate and respect our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering.​

 

Be proud you are all making a world of difference and contributing to our parkrun mission to create a healthier, happier planet.

 

Watch our video, celebrating our volunteers.

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The ultimate experience

As a Senior Lecturer in tourism and events at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Aaron Tkaczynski has used examples of parkrun events in his classes as an ultimate leisure and sporting experience for tourists, residents and volunteers.   I have just crossed the line and feel euphoric. The nerves from the start of the race are…

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How parkrun can positively impact running clubs and kids

Saturday mornings used to mean long marathon training runs for Peta Shanahan. When she heard about parkrun, she could not understand why someone would want to run 5km in the same place each week.   Six years, 234 runs and 273 times as a volunteer later, she’s happy to have been proven wrong.   The…