Read more › News - 2nd November 2022

‘Tuning in’ to mental health

October was mental health month, with the theme of ‘tune in’. Bellarine Psychology in Victoria wanted to do something more than the usual social media awareness to connect with their team and local community, so a morning volunteering at parkrun was a natural fit.   Marnie Holden, a Clinical Psychologist at Bellarine Psychology, tells us more.  …

Read more › News - 1st November 2022

parkwalkers are here to stay!

October has sadly come to an end, but what a month it’s been as we’ve celebrated parkwalk at parkrun!   Over the past five weekends, more than 100,000 5k walks have been completed at parkrun. This includes welcoming 10,000 new walkers to parkrun, as well as inspiring thousands of existing parkrunners to join the fun…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2022

parkruns around Australia host ABC Radio

ABC Radio broadcast live from 20 parkruns around Australia on Saturday 29 October.   Thousands of people came along on the day, with many having the chance to say hello to their local ABC Radio presenters and explain to listeners why their local parkrun is the best place to be on a Saturday morning! Many…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2022

Be yourself at parkrun

Life begins at 40 is a catch cry I’d heard and I was never one embarrassed of having a birthday or sharing my age – in fact I enjoy celebrating everyone’s birthday and especially my own.   However due to some of life’s circumstances in my mid-forties when I thought I would be having the…

Read more › News - 24th October 2022

Join the parkrun team!

We’re recruiting! We are looking for a full-time Office Administrator to join our team based in our Asia Pacific office on the Gold Coast.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, parkrun supports communities around the world to deliver free, weekly events every weekend that people…

Read more › News - 24th October 2022

Top five ways walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a GP, TV doctor and triathlete! He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday morning I can be found…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2022

I am ‘doing’ and I love it

Nicola Doward plucked up the courage to join her husband and daughter at parkrun, reassured by them that she would be welcomed, not be judged. Nicola tells us her inspiring parkwalk story.   On 19 August 2022, I gathered all of my courage and registered for parkrun. At just under 190 kilograms, the three ‘M’s…

Read more › News - 17th October 2022

Walking around the world

The uplifting magic of #parkwalk has spread across the world, from the beautiful parks in South Africa to the north of Scandinavia and everywhere in between.    Let’s take a #parkwalk tour across continents and have a look at what parkwalk means to parkrunners across the globe.    Sweden   I love tail walking for the…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2022

I walk at parkrun. I feel it’s within my abilities

As a child, Alison Marshall loved being active. But kidney failure and then a transplant at only 18 put a pause to this.   Alison tells us what she enjoys most about parkrun, her thoughts on the new parkwalker volunteer role and how being able to walk at parkrun has helped her physical and mental…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2022

A safe space

Alicia Hopper is a nurse that has always encouraged being open about mental health, but when it came to her own mental health, she initially struggled. Alicia describes how she came to terms with her mental health and got involved at parkrun to help manage it.   In my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with clinical depression.   It…

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