Awards

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Read more › Awards, Feedback, News, Press - 10th July 2019

Record-breaking parkrun for the Octogenarians!

It was the third annual Octogenarian get-together at Bushy parkrun in the UK on Saturday 6 July, with a record number of 48 men and women aged over 80 taking part!   parkrunning Octogenarian Richard Pitcairn-Knowles was one of them, completing his 350th parkrun, and he tells us more about the special day.   With…

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Read more › Awards, News - 25th May 2019

National Volunteer Week

Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.   During National Volunteer week this week, we want to celebrate and respect our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering.​   Be…

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Read more › Awards, News - 28th November 2018

International Volunteer Day

Every parkrunday more than 26,000 volunteers gift their time and energy to deliver parkrun to communities across the globe. In Australasia, we are fortunate to have the dedication of more than 3,000 individuals volunteering at parkrun each week.   The 5th of December is International Volunteer Day, and while we are grateful every minute for…

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Read more › Awards, News - 10th July 2018

Octogenarian parkrunners unite at the home of parkrun

On Saturday 7 July, with the temperature nudging 30C, 38 parkrunners aged 80 and over gathered at the birthplace of parkrun, Bushy Park in London. One of the participants, Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, tells us more:   Several regular local parkrunners were joined by many oldies from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, the West Country, Essex…

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Read more › Awards, News, Press - 21st March 2018

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

There are just 2 weeks until the 2018 Commonwealth Games start on the Gold Coast, however some special parkrunners haven’t been waiting to get involved as they’ve been nominated to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read on to learn more about them and the stories behind their nominations as we follow the baton…

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Read more › Awards, News - 8th February 2018

Volunteers Recognised

Every year around the country, in each Council or Shire, community members and groups are recognised for their valuable service to their community. This year, like many before, a number of our parkrun event teams were honoured.   Curl Curl were the recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Award from Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council. Kim Joss parkrun…

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Read more › Awards, News, Press - 14th September 2017

Beyond 500K…

During the week we passed another significant milestone in the short but eventful life of parkrun Australia, with our 500,000th member registering!   We have been eagerly watching this landmark get nearer and nearer in recent months so to finally get there is no mean feat and is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the…

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Read more › Awards, News - 14th June 2017

Gareth Saunders OAM

On Monday it was announced that South Bank parkrun Event Director, Gareth Saunders, had been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “for service to sport through recreational running events” in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours. Gareth had called me the previous week to let me know this was happening however little did he know…

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parkrun Calendar

Launches August 3rd Collie River Trail (WA) 31st Bill Rose Sports Complex (NSW) September 7th Marina (WA) Anniversaries July 20th Armidale (NSW), Geeveston (TAS), Mansfield (QLD), Meadowbrook (QLD), Pallara (QLD), Renmark (SA) 27th Bathurst (NSW), Christies Beach (SA), Cleland (SA), Coomera (QLD), Maryborough (QLD), Weipa (QLD) Cancellations Click here for all cancellations  

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Read more › Awards - 15th November 2016

Dedication to parkrun

A lot goes on behind the scenes at parkrun….   Your Territory and Event Directors do so much more than just turing up every Saturday morning. It’s nice to see the community recognising everyone’s efforts.   To our Territory and Event Directors, thank you all for your dedication to parkrun! Stacy (Brisbane TD) is one…

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