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.
When finish tokens were handed out at Kangaroo Island parkrun on Saturday, many of the participants stood up very straight and fell in line. Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, was severely impacted by the bush fires in January – with profound loss of natural landscapes, homes, animals and tragically, human life. Last Saturday,…
Just seven months after undergoing a leg amputation, Port Sorrell parkrunner, Brett Christie, recently participated in his first parkrun post surgery. “I’ve been wanting to parkrun with the kids but have been waiting for my leg to come right. One morning I got sick of waiting and decided to try out the wheelchair,” Brett said….