As we move through the changing landscape of state-based lockdowns and restrictions, we’re publishing an AU-specific update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.
Last weekend 45 per cent of our events took place and that number will increase this weekend with events in regional Victoria returning.
New South Wales
Events in Greater Sydney, Central West, Hunter Region, Armidale Region, Tamworth Region, Richmond Valley, Lismore City Council, Ballina Shire, Dubbo Region, Narromine Shire and Bourke Shire have restrictions that prevent parkrun events from taking place and will be cancelled this weekend.
Following the lifting of the lockdown in South East Queensland and Cairns, the Queensland Government has announced that restrictions will continue to apply to the 11 affected LGAs. As organised sport of any description including community, club and recreational sport is not permitted to operate, events in these areas are cancelled this weekend.
Throughout the past 18 months, the restrictions and resulting lockdowns have impacted those in Victoria more than any other. We understand this must be incredibly difficult to deal with, and we want you to know that we genuinely care and are thinking of you all.
Events in regional Victoria will return this weekend, events in Metro Melbourne remain cancelled.
The ACT entered a seven-day lockdown on Thursday 12 August, as such parkrun events in the ACT are cancelled this weekend.
Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia
All our events in these regions are open, however please do check the status of any event via their website and social media pages before attending.
If you are looking to get involved as a volunteer, please contact your local event via email or social media to help out.
If you are currently in lockdown, or restrictions do not allow your local event to resume, we do know it can be challenging to remain upbeat and connected to your community. If you are looking for something fun to get involved in, we encourage you to stay connected with your event online and through participation in (not)parkrun. You can access results and stats on (not)parkrun participation by event for last week in Australia here.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
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