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Read more › News - 9th August 2022

Seeing more people at parkrun who live with disabilities

Wheelchair user Jono Whitehead was recommended parkrun by a good friend and frame runner. Initially hesitant, he arrived to find the volunteer tail walker that day was his former maths teacher so felt instantly at ease!   Jono tells us why he wants to see more disabled people at parkrun.   I live with a…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2022

I never believed I could

There’s no need to do the 5k at parkrun. Lois Rowland was a parkrun volunteer for more than ten years before eventually deciding to have a go at the 5k, following an ectopic pregnancy.   Having now completed 50 parkruns, she tells us her story.   My husband is a keen parkrunner and has been taking…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard - 2nd August 2022

Join our Operations team!

We’re recruiting! We are looking for an Operations Assistant to join our team based in our Asia Pacific office on the Gold Coast.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, parkrun supports communities around the world to deliver free, weekly events every weekend that people of…

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Read more › News - 26th July 2022

I can’t imagine my life without it

It might have taken six years from first registering with parkrun to taking part in her first event, but Meighan Walker says that she has finally found ‘her’ community.   Meighan is well aware of the contradiction. She’s a sociable person but an antisocial runner – preferring to jog only in the shadows of early…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2022

parkrun profile: Horseshoe Bay Reserve

Nestled away in a picturesque corner of the mid-north NSW coast, Horseshoe Bay Reserve parkrun has everything you need: a beautiful course, a campground on the doorstep of the start area, an abundance of post-parkrun coffee options, but most of all, a fantastic community spirit.   Situated 43 kilometres south of Urunga parkrun and 62…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2022

Living as myself

parkrun is committed to ensuring our events are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, which includes breaking down barriers to signing up. As a result, and following a lengthy international consultation, we evolved the gender question on our registration form in 2020 to include ‘another gender identity’ and ‘prefer not to…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2022

Thank you and farewell

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.  …

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Read more › News, Noticeboard - 11th July 2022

parkrun’s Communications & Health and Wellbeing teams are expanding!

We’re recruiting for two positions! We’re looking for a Communications Officer and Outreach & Engagement Officer to join our team based in our Asia Pacific office on the Gold Coast.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, parkrun supports communities around the world to deliver free,…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2022

The same but different

Earlier this week the USA celebrated Independence Day. It’s a day of national pride and celebration, so in our own spin we turn the spotlight on three American parkruns to highlight their unique differences, while at their heart having the same friendly and welcoming core.   We start off in Florida, where we have Depot…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2022

The 100 Club at 98!

98-year-old Colin Thorne has become the oldest person in history to join the parkrun 100 Club. We asked Colin what parkrun means to him, and for his advice on living a long and fulfilling life.   My first parkrun was on 21 January 2017, a week after my 93rd birthday. My time was 50:06 that…

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