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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 › News - 22nd May 2019

parkrun profile: Shellharbour

Known as one of the hardest but most scenic events in Australia, Shellharbour parkrun is held in the picturesque Reflections Killalea Reserve, where you will also find two of Australia’s premier surfing beaches – Mystics and The Farm. Located within the suburb of Shell Cove, the Killalea Reserve was named after Edward Killalea, the original…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Coming of age at parkrun

First birthdays and becoming a teenager are milestones parents often like to celebrate with their kids. Adults also like to make a big deal of 18th, 21st and 40th birthdays but parkrunners tend to celebrate different milestone birthdays for different reasons.   Penrith Lakes parkrunner Lachlan Pryke turned 11 last October and celebrated by finally…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun profile: Riverway

In February 2019, a huge monsoonal rain lead to flooding in the Townsville and Burdekin region. Lives were lost, houses were ruined and thousands of families lost all of their belongings. Many families were displaced living in hotels or in lounge rooms of friends and loved ones as their homes were inhospitable. Riverway parkrun (along…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Exercise as medicine

It has taken Frances Thompson three years to complete her 100th parkrun alongside her husband John. In between, she has had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo and then last year multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction and for carpal tunnel in both wrists. She also had cochlear implant surgery, due to gradually going deaf in one…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

When time stood still

Two prison-based parkruns have now launched in Australia, at Dhurringile and Mobilong. In January, the prison-based parkrun at HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire got underway.   parkrun Ambassador Peter Hayes attended the inaugural Cromhall event and shared this run report…   It was pitch black and drizzling outside PEI Cross’s office as we checked our…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

parkrun profile: Blackbutt

Blackbutt parkrun is located in an amazing bushland setting in the middle of Newcastle – a Nature Reserve that is managed by Newcastle City Council rangers, who have been a great support to since launching in August 2013.   The Reserve has excellent facilities, with two separate children’s playgrounds, native animal and bird enclosure and…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 1st May 2019

We’re Hiring – Engagement Officer

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Engagement Officer on a two-year contract to join our team on the Gold Coast.   Are you experienced working in community outreach and engagement?…

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