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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

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HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SHOES NEED REPLACING     TIP 1: THE OUTSOLE Watch for wearing down – similar to a car or bike tyre tread – on the lateral heel and forefoot.   TIP 2: THE MIDSOLE Look for compression and crease lines coupled with the cushioning becoming firmer and changing shape.  …

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Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

How parkrun saved a life

parkrun might not be a race, but every time Ann Guyatt from Toowoomba completes the 5km course at her home of South Toowoomba, she feels like a winner.   Four years ago Ann, 74, found out she had a very aggressive form of cancer. She credits her recovery and ability to keep bouncing back to…

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Read more › News, Press - 5th December 2018

Back on track: one inmate’s story of how parkrun is reaching through bars

When you consider that prisoners are cocooned in concrete and steel for most of the week, the appeal of an outdoor run in a green space might seem obvious. But talk to the men here and you realise that, for many of them, doing parkrun is about more than just getting some fresh air and…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2018

Adventures Before Dentures

The alarm is set for 5am and despite getting in late from a work Christmas party Paul Graham and Katherine “Caddy” Oswin are preparing to drive the three hours from Melbourne to Wangaratta to complete their 55th different Victorian parkrun in just over a year. It seems a long way to go for a five-kilometre…

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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 › News - 28th November 2018

parkrun profile: Armidale

A course that changes with the seasons, Armidale parkrun offers something different all year round.   In winter you can expect to run in minus temperatures but enjoy the beauty of the winter wonderland frosts. The summers are mild, and parts of the course are shady. In autumn there is a spectacular kaleidoscope of colours,…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2018

3 weeks to go!

Take out cover that matches your running needs and you could save six weeks on your eligible combined hospital and extras cover*.   Whether your knee is playing up, or you want to support your family as you head towards a healthier lifestyle, Medibank are ready to keep up with you every step of the…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

parkrun profile: Warwick

Fancy a run or walk around the beautiful Condamine River? Head to Warwick parkrun and enjoy the views as you take in the flat, scenic and super friendly parkrun.   Warwick is 130 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, and the parkrun has helped many newcomers to town feel part of the community.     Linda Coombes was…

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Read more › News - 21st November 2018

Board Administrative Assistant vacancy

We are seeking to appoint an individual for this voluntary position. We would welcome applications from those without prior experience, or with an interest in getting an insight into corporate governance.   The role will be responsible for the following tasks: Providing administrative support to the parkrun Company Secretary Scheduling and attending monthly parkrun board…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st November 2018

A Reason to Run

With partial paralysis down the right side of her body since birth, and living with epilepsy since her father died 25 years ago, Nicole Gallina is no stranger to challenges.   As a child, her parents were firm about one thing – never allowing her to use her disability as a limitation. They encouraged her…

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