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Read more › News - 12th November 2019

parkrun profile: Yeldulknie Weir Trail

Cleve, on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, is not the sort of place you might expect to find a parkrun. Yet in April this year, Cleve’s Yeldulknie Weir Trail parkrun was launched and has been changing the lives of locals ever since.     Co-event director Tina Traeger said the farming town of…

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Read more › News - 12th November 2019

From Diamond Valley to Dubai

Many people who have been for a run around the Diamond Valley area in Melbourne’s north east would have likely seen Jaryd Clifford.   Jaryd, 20, was diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration – a rare disorder that can’t be treated – at age three, and has difficulty with central vision and picking up facial features…

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Read more › News - 11th November 2019

Let’s talk barcodes…

One of the key principles of parkrun is to keep it simple. We love that it doesn’t take much to take part in parkrun. One requirement we do ask is for you to bring along a printed barcode if you want a time.   parkrun is a global organisation with a database of over 6 million people….

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Transforming the results page

You might have seen already, but if you haven’t, you are in for a surprise when you see the new results pages after your parkrun this weekend! We have gone live with the newly designed and reorganised results page.   When we updated the look and feel of the website back in June we deliberately…

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Read more › News - 6th November 2019

parkrun profile: Koonwarra

When Koonwarra parkrun launched in November 2017, event director Ebony Knox was looking for a word to describe the community of Koonwarra and their acceptance of parkrun. “I came across the concept of HYGGE, which has become a bit of a buzzword,” Ebony said.   “However you pronounce it, “hue-guh” or “hoo-gah” it’s a Danish…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th November 2019

Celebrity Bev

We don’t have many celebrities at parkrun but Bev Vallance from Rosebud parkrun is making a case to be our most widely recognised parkrunner.   Bev has recently starred in a TV commercial from our friends at Medibank and is learning to manage her newfound fame. It’s a long way from when she first started…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun profile: Eastern Gardens

For those who have visited Eastern Gardens parkrun in Geelong – they might already be familiar with some regulars who like to “hang out” at the course.   Hundreds of bats call the trees on the course home and on a couple of occasions, participants have been “lucky enough” to be “christened” by them. During…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

Become a parkrun Ambassador

Our Ambassador Programme is a national network of skilled and experienced volunteers who provide vital support to event teams across the country.   It is an exciting way to get involved in volunteering at parkrun outside of Saturday mornings and we currently have opportunities with the following roles and areas:   Event Ambassador Locations:  …

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

parkrun hero nominations are open!

Nominations are open for our next Medibank parkrun hero. This month the winner will be off to visit our most southernly event at Geeveston!   Do you know someone from your event who motivates and inspires the community?   And next year, we’ll award the Medibank parkrun hero of the year a trip for two…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Growing in Confidence through parkrun

When Russell Thornton was eight years old, he suffered a permanent brain injury after being hit by a car. He had to learn to walk and talk again.   Now almost 58 and living an independent life, he was “a bit of a loner” up until a few years ago. parkrun has given Russell the…

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