I’ve been Event Director of Stanthorpe parkrun for nearly 3 years and our event amazes and inspires me more every week.
Our small community, like a lot of others, lately has suffered through fire and severe drought for many years. But continually parkrunners, both local and visitors, turn up week after week to forget about the doom and gloom and enjoy a stress-free run, jog, walk or vollie which is to me what parkrun is all about.
Our numbers average around 60 and we are known for being the coldest parkrun in Queensland (the highest elevation in Queensland) which does attract quite a few to our event.
This year Stanthorpe has its Apple and Grape festival on the 6-8 March which we are hoping to draw a large crowd to our little event and then for everyone to enjoy a fantastic weekend of great food and good wine.
Hope to see you there.
Since our last fortnightly update we have seen more restrictions ease, more people reunited and more borders reopening. In that time we have welcomed 14,000 walkers, runners and volunteers to 63 Australian parkruns in the ACT, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia, with around 150 more events set to reopen over the next two Saturdays….
Deborah Biggs was encouraged to take part in parkrun when the band she plays in staged a ‘parkrun takeover’. Here she tells us how she’s gone from being terrified, to not being able to wait for parkrunday every week. I did my first ever 5k about five years ago, a Race for Life which…