Read more › News - 2nd February 2022

We’re recruiting Critical Incident Line Ambassadors

parkrun is looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as a parkrun Ambassador.   We are currently recruiting bilingual (Japanese and English) Critical Incident Line Ambassadors, to act as the first response for any critical incidents at parkrun events in Japan through a dedicated telephone…

Read more › News - 31st January 2022

parkrun Australia welcome Blue Frog

We’re pleased to announce Blue Frog Breakfast will be joining the parkrun Australia family as a supporter from February 1. Blue Frog offer a range of cereals made from the best sustainably sourced ingredients from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe.   “We are very excited to be on board as a supporter of…

Waterford Nature parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 27th January 2022

10 tips for mindfulness at parkrun

At parkrun, you can simply start by showing up. Mindfulness Coach Davina Driver, from Dømmesmoen parkrun in Grimstad, Norway, takes us through some practical mindfulness strategies to help us appreciate everything that parkrun, and our surroundings, have to give.   I recently read a book that got me thinking about parkrun as a place where…

Read more › News - 27th January 2022

The old saying goes

The old saying goes, “behind every successful man there stands a woman”, but in the case of Grahame Gronow, it was two women parkrunners leading him to become a legend of Hervey Bay’s parkrun volunteer team.   In 2014 Grahame’s daughter Kelsey was one of Hervey Bay’s first participants. Kelsey persuaded mum Lyle to go…

Read more › News - 20th January 2022

Virtual volunteering

The Virtual Volunteer app has revolutionised timekeeping and barcode scanning at parkrun.    The first country to be entirely app only was Germany, five years ago. And now, post pandemic, the rest of the parkrun world has followed.   Here’s why we love the app.   In 2017, Germany became the first country to launch…

Read more › News - 18th January 2022

Let it go

On Christmas Day last year, Charina and Ariel Giron received the best present imaginable as their son Miguel taught them a lesson in trust by letting him complete parkrun by himself.   For 23 years we have been very protective of Miguel and of any harm that may befall him, from both others and himself. Miguel…

Read more › News - 12th January 2022

Why not?

Katie Bell always thought her mum and brother looked like they were having a great time at parkrun. So, when they encouraged her to go along for the very first time, she thought why not?   It’s now given her the confidence to try new things, and always sets her up for the weekend. Here’s…

Read more › News - 6th January 2022

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

Read more › News - 6th January 2022

parkrun profile: Leeton Sport and Recreation Precinct

One of the newest parkruns to join the parkrun Australia family is Leeton Sport and Recreation Precinct parkrun.   The event is located in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, about 150km west of Wagga Wagga and about 50km east of Griffith. Leeton has an art deco history which is celebrated in July with the Art Deco Festival….

Read more › News - 1st January 2022

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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