News, Press - 21st June 2022

Medibank becomes presenting partner of parkrun Australia

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We are excited to announce a landmark partnership with health company Medibank, who have become the first presenting partner for parkrun Australia.


Medibank has been parkrun Australia’s official health and wellbeing sponsor for the past six years playing a key role in the growth of parkrun across Australia and helping parkrun become what it is today.


This enhanced three-year partnership will help to ensure parkrun events remain free, simple and accessible for everyone who wants to take part – whether that be running, walking or volunteering. Visually, it will also see Medibank’s logo appear alongside parkrun’s logo in Australia.


Medibank’s support is also a major step towards building the infrastructure parkrun needs to continue its expansion around Australia, bringing free physical activity and volunteering opportunities to the people in our society who have the most to gain from our events.


Together, Medibank and parkrun are committed to providing access and opportunities for people in Australia to improve their health, happiness and live better through parkrun. Medibank’s increased support will assist us in continuing to lead the way in the provision of community-based and volunteer-led physical activity.


Our vision is to create a healthier and happier planet by empowering local communities to provide free physical activity, and it’s important for us to partner with an organisation that shares our values and purpose. Our partnership with Medibank has enabled parkrun Australia to evolve into a professional, well-resourced and highly respected organisation that has become one of the most important health interventions in the country, and we’re thrilled to continue our relationship with them over the next three years to bring parkrun to more people.

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