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Read more › News, Press - 17th July 2019

Australia to launch world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth will become the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launches this Saturday 20th July.   Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody when it opened in August 2018. The…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2019

From Canada to South Africa, united by parkrun

During May and June, Vic Stander, a parkrun Event Director from Canada, and his family participated in three South African parkruns as tourists.   Vic explains how incredibly inspiring his experience was, and how hugely motivated it has left him feeling – here Vic outlines just 5 reasons why!   1. The numbers   We…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2019

parkrun profile: Coburg

Coburg is in the busy inner north of Melbourne. The parkrun is located at Coburg Lake, directly opposite the old Pentridge Prison. The lake used to be a quarry where the prisoners worked, making it quite an interesting and unique place to have a parkrun.     The out and back course follows Merri Creek…

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Read more › News, Press - 10th July 2019

Home is where the parkrun Heart Is

Wadda Moolie everyone. Proud Juru woman, Leanne Paul, would like to yarn you something that is close to her heart – Community.   Once again, NAIDOC Week is here, and like previous years it prompts Leanne to reflect on the significance of community and how she is contributing to hers. Of course what comes to mind…

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Read more › Awards, Feedback, News, Press - 10th July 2019

Record-breaking parkrun for the Octogenarians!

It was the third annual Octogenarian get-together at Bushy parkrun in the UK on Saturday 6 July, with a record number of 48 men and women aged over 80 taking part!   parkrunning Octogenarian Richard Pitcairn-Knowles was one of them, completing his 350th parkrun, and he tells us more about the special day.   With…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

parkrun profile: Wagga

About halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, Wagga Wagga – or Wagga to the locals – is a growing regional city on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Even better, the rural town has a parkrun.     Wagga Wagga means “place of many crows” in the Wiradjuri language and is NSW’s biggest inland city, largely…

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Read more › News, Press - 3rd July 2019

Continuing a Transgender Experience

We first met Ada Macey via the newsletter about a year ago, soon after she came out as transgender and had begun the process of transitioning. Ada was keen to share her experience at parkrun, in particular, to tell her story about the inclusive and accepting community at Chermside parkrun. We thought we’d catch up…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2019

parkrun profile: Kennington Reservoir

Kennington Reservoir parkrun has recently changed its name. Formerly known as Bendigo parkrun, the change was made to better represent where the event is located.     Bendigo is located in Central Victoria, in 1851 word got out that a couple of shepherds wives had been filling tins with gold from the local creek thus…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th June 2019

Joey’s Spirit

If there’s one young life to have seen more than a multitude of adults, it’s Joseph Oosterhoff from Quinns Rocks.   Looking at his youthful physique whenever he attends parkrun, one would be hesitant to think the 15-year-old has undergone numerous procedures for health conditions which have plagued him since birth – certainly none of…

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