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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From ‘baby haze’ to three generations of female parkrunners: Vanessa’s story

34-year-old Queenslander Vanessa Gibson describes herself as being in a ‘baby haze’ for quite a while after the birth of her second child. Having heard about the concept of parkrun and thinking it would be some fantastic ‘me time’ she was disappointed to discover there were no parkruns in her neighbourhood. Vanessa’s reaction was simple:…

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World’s first parkrun in a remand centre launches in Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

In a world first for a remand centre, 47 officers and prisoners at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC) took part in the inaugural Wacol parkrun today.   BWCC has become the 33rd correctional site in the world to host a parkrun, the ninth in Australia and the first in Queensland.   Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner…