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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are fading!   Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings throughout the winter months….

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

parkrun profile: Parkville

Parkville parkrun takes place in Princes Park, just 3.5km north of Melbourne’s CBD. A short tram ride from the Melbourne CBD or potentially walkable if you’re feeling enthusiastic, so it’s super easy for visitors to get to.     Princes Park dates back to 1873 when it was reserved as parkland to be kept “for…

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Read more › News, Press - 28th May 2019

#defibs4parkrun

With more than 50,000 people enjoying one of 360 parkruns around Australia EVERY Saturday morning, and almost 800,000 runners and walkers registered, parkrun has become, without question the largest, most significant and game-changing running event in Australia. And it’s happening each and every Saturday.   However, with this huge growth comes the associated growing pains,…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

A Positive Attitude and Extra Patience

Jess McDowell’s parkrun journey started in a similar way to many others; she spotted people walking and running around a green space local to her home one Saturday morning in July 2016 and she asked someone what was going on. The next week she showed up to participate and quickly became a regular at Maryborough…

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Read more › Awards, News - 25th May 2019

National Volunteer Week

Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.   During National Volunteer week this week, we want to celebrate and respect our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering.​   Be…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

parkrun profile: Shellharbour

Known as one of the hardest but most scenic events in Australia, Shellharbour parkrun is held in the picturesque Reflections Killalea Reserve, where you will also find two of Australia’s premier surfing beaches – Mystics and The Farm. Located within the suburb of Shell Cove, the Killalea Reserve was named after Edward Killalea, a dairy…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Coming of age at parkrun

First birthdays and becoming a teenager are milestones parents often like to celebrate with their kids. Adults also like to make a big deal of 18th, 21st and 40th birthdays but parkrunners tend to celebrate different milestone birthdays for different reasons.   Penrith Lakes parkrunner Lachlan Pryke turned 11 last October and celebrated by finally…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun profile: Riverway

In February 2019, a huge monsoonal rain lead to flooding in the Townsville and Burdekin region. Lives were lost, houses were ruined and thousands of families lost all of their belongings. Many families were displaced living in hotels or in lounge rooms of friends and loved ones as their homes were inhospitable. Riverway parkrun (along…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

Exercise as medicine

It has taken Frances Thompson three years to complete her 100th parkrun alongside her husband John. In between, she has had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo and then last year multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction and for carpal tunnel in both wrists. She also had cochlear implant surgery, due to gradually going deaf in one…

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