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Read more › News, Press - 17th April 2019

Prison-based parkruns set to launch in Australia

Prisoners in Australia are set to participate in weekly parkrun events for the first time from this Saturday (20th April) with HM Prison Dhurringile in Victoria becoming the first correctional facility in the southern hemisphere to host a parkrun.   The prison in central Victoria is a minimum-security mainstream facility that covers 420 acres and…

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

parkrun profile: Airlie Beach

Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach parkrun starts and finishes at Abell Point Marina. It is one of the best in the world with a 4 anchor rating.   As a major departure point for all the surrounding islands, Airlie Beach is a great place for a holiday with the Great Barrier Reef…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2019

The Virtual Volunteer app

It has been just over a year since the launch of the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app, which enables parkrun volunteers to both record times, and scan barcodes using a mobile device.   parkrun Global Operations Manager James Kemp explains the impact the app has had around the world so far, and the vital role it…

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Read more › News - 9th April 2019

parkrun profile: Maryborough

A hidden gem north of Brisbane, Maryborough parkrun is not as well known as a tourist destination but there are many things to see and do after you have finished this friendly parkrun!     Maryborough is located on the beautiful Fraser Coast, approximately 3 hours drive north of Brisbane. Famous for being the birthplace…

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Read more › News, Press - 3rd April 2019

Escape to parkrun

Mount Barker parkrun recently celebrated its 5th birthday and whilst the event attracted lots of visitors, one, in particular, stood out – and not just because he was visiting from a South African parkrun.   Paul Kitching, aka PK, is one of the Run Directors at Mount Barker parkrun. This is his recount about how…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Western Sydney Marathon

Western Sydney Marathon will celebrate 10 years of the event on Saturday June 1st at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.   With views of the Lower Blue Mountains as a backdrop and the lakes as a centrepiece, a flat course has been designed for the event around the Regatta Centre and surrounds. A great chance to…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 3rd April 2019

2 milestones; 8 years apart

Eight years ago this Saturday, the 2nd of April 2011 to be precise, an event occurred that would go on to change my life, and in time perhaps yours also, forever; the launch of Main Beach parkrun, the first parkrun event in Australia (and the Southern Hemisphere).   When I think back to that day…

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