News - 19th July 2022

Thank you and farewell

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Eleven years after first helping to establish parkrun in Australia, Tim Oberg has reached the finish line of his time as part of the organisation in the Asia Pacific region.


It was 2010, in a cafe in London, when Tim first pitched me the idea of him taking the parkrun concept to Australia.


Since then, Tim has promoted parkrun, and partnered with people, governing bodies and organisations across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, to help bring events to hundreds of communities.


Tim has also been instrumental in growing the dedicated team of volunteers and staff across the region, as well as leaving a legacy of financial sustainability for the organisation – ensuring parkrun stays free, for everyone, forever.


Anyone who has met Tim will have experienced his endless enthusiasm and energy for parkrun, and his true passion for the benefits it delivers.


I am extremely grateful for all that Tim has done as, I’m sure, is everyone who has participated in a parkrun event across the Asia Pacific region.


Thank you Tim, from all of us at parkrun.


Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE
parkrun Founder

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