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Read more › News - 20th May 2021

A family of volunteers

When it comes to Sydney’s McGraw family, parkrun is a family affair. And more often than not, a member of the family is pulling on the high vis to volunteer.   Bree and husband Stuart are both parkrunners at Panania parkrun in Sydney and daughters Scarlett, 11 and Ruby, 10 are both keen as well….

Read more › News - 20th May 2021

Do you volunteer?

How you choose to participate at parkrun, and whether or not you choose to go, is entirely up to you. Getting involved as a walker, runner, volunteer or spectator, parkrun means different things to different people on different weeks. What is consistent, however, is how we get involved must always be a choice.   When…

Read more › News - 19th May 2021

We’re recruiting a Safeguarding Lead

We are recruiting! We have a vacancy for a part-time Safeguarding Lead, based on the Gold Coast, to join the parkrun Team.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with the community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing…

Read more › News - 19th May 2021

parkrun at sea

When some of the crew from HMAS Sirius began missing their regular Saturday morning parkrun, they did the next best thing – set up their own 5km timed run on the ship’s deck.   While the 191-metre long auxiliary oiler may be lacking a park, the crew brought out plastic greenery to line the route…

Read more › News - 18th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 18 May

For the first time in 14 months more than 700 parkrun events took place around the world last weekend, with over 66,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including 3,500 people who took part for the very first time.   Every parkrun event that restarts represents another community reunited, and is a massive step forward…

Read more › News - 13th May 2021

No black sheep

Mark Parrott always thought he was the black sheep of the family. With siblings who were always active, he never thought he’d feel at home at parkrun.   But Mark quickly discovered how inclusive parkrun is.   Rewinding a bit, my sister was suggesting that I should do parkrun for quite a while as I…

Read more › News - 12th May 2021

A magnetic personality

Margie Davis has the enviable record of a volunteer ratio of 1050% and growing!   Margie started with the fledgling Charleys Creek parkrun in September 2019 after she heard about the event. Her love of people and volunteering has taken over and is now an expert on nearly all the roles.   She has embraced…

Read more › News - 11th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 11 May

It was fantastic to see more than 70,000 people participate at 672 parkrun events around the world last weekend. Amongst these we were delighted to see 146 junior parkrun events in action in England, and the first junior event to resume in Wales. Before the end of this month, another 40 junior 2k events are…

Read more › News - 6th May 2021

New research shows exceptionally low risk of COVID transmission at outdoor sporting events

A groundbreaking independent report, commissioned by parkrun, has been published, that for the first time, estimates the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at parkrun events.   Utilising data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from March 2021, looking at the prevalence of the virus, alongside antibody levels within the population, the study…

Read more › News - 6th May 2021

Lauren always answers the call

If the call goes out at Greenway parkrun for volunteers, Lauren Lazic can always be relied upon to put up her hand.   Rather than seeing it as missing a run or giving up her time, Lauren said she just loved to help.   As a relative newcomer to parkrun – taking part in her…

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