Read more › News - 20th February 2019

parkrundownunder Day 2019

The 3rd annual parkrundownunder Day is on again this Saturday!   The Run Down Under program was born out of an idea of running in every state, either at events or different parkruns. Founder Travis Ireland wanted to ensure that people kept going with their exercise and fitness rather than simply stopping at the conclusion of…

Read more › News - 20th February 2019

A Walk with Mona

You’d be hard pressed to find a name more synonymous with Australian running than Steve Moneghetti.   So when Steve put his hand up to volunteer as the Tail Walker for Ballarat’s 200th event last weekend, more than 300 turned up to finish ahead of one of Australia’s most decorated distance runners – myself included….

Read more › News - 20th February 2019

Jansku – a special parkrunner

Jansku is a very severely disabled man and finding a hobby or learning to communicate have been almost impossible for him.   Approximately for five years ago Jansku, with the support of close relatives, got an eye-gaze computer so he could start practising communicating. Jansku was interested in the computer and slowly but surely started…

Read more › News - 14th February 2019

parkrun promises happy ever after

The day of love is upon us and as Australians gear up to spend a whopping $23 million on Valentine’s gifts, dinners, drinks and flowers, one Australian couple are thanking parkrun Australia for shooting cupid’s arrow, without spending a single cent.   Equine Physiotherapist, Hayleigh Reid and her husband Nigel have mapped out the perfect…

Read more › News, Press - 13th February 2019

Modern Love

It seems like the most unlikely of locations to find love, but parkrun has brought many couples together around the world.   Port Macquarie couple, Kylie Scott Young and Kiel Bigeni met just before Valentine’s Day last year at their local parkrun and after one thing led to another, the couple are due to be…

Read more › News - 13th February 2019

parkrun profile: Wangaratta

When visiting Wangaratta parkrun, the one thing you must look out for is their fairy garden. It is a highlight for all parkrunners especially the young kids and the young at heart!   It always brings a bit of magic to parkrun. We have also been told by very reliable sources, if you look closely you…

Read more › News - 13th February 2019

How to deal with a break-up at parkrun?

This is a story with no easy answers. It’s a story about breakups and parkrun. It’s about how separating from your partner or your friend can make parkrun – the inclusive, fun, friendly community event that you love – into an event that fills you with sadness or even anxiety.   Breakups are common and…

Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Beginners guide to parkrun

Often the hardest part for any first time parkrunner is making it to your first event.   You’ve seen your friends or a family member post about it on social media for weeks, months or even years. You’ve always been curious but were never sure if you had what it took to run or walk…

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