Read more › News, Press - 14th April 2022

Walk, don’t run: Why one of the simplest ways to exercise is making a comeback

If walking was a colour, it’d be the new black.   There’s no shortage of evidence that walking is truly a wonder drug; an exercise that can shed weight, increase life spans, reduce the risk of disease, improve heart health, keep joints mobile and benefit mental health.   “You’d have to take a lot of…

Read more › News - 14th April 2022

A family affair

All around the world children and young people take part in parkrun events with their families. The UK, Ireland and Australia even have a junior parkrun series, which is 2k on a Sunday.   The first junior parkrun took place 12 years ago this month. What better time to take a closer look at families…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2022

Three years of parkrun Japan

Three years on from the launch of parkrun Japan, there are now 29 events spread over a country that is made up of more than 7,000 islands.    Events in the region even helped with the 2011 tsunami recovery project.   Haru is the Japanese word for spring, a time of year that symbolises new…

Read more › News - 6th April 2022

We are recruiting Event Ambassadors!

parkrun Australia is looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and trust parkrun’s mission as…

Read more › News - 6th April 2022

Board Administrative Assistant vacancy

We are seeking to appoint an individual for this voluntary position. We would welcome applications from those without prior experience, or with an interest in getting an insight into corporate governance.   The role will be responsible for the following tasks: Providing administrative support to the parkrun Company Secretary Scheduling and attending monthly parkrun board…

Read more › News, Press - 6th April 2022

Why parkrun has played a big part in ABC News Breakfast host Lisa Millar’s life

I’m not sure of the moment black started becoming my preferred colour. But I knew I needed it in my wardrobe.   Not the stylish black, high-street fashions that made this Queenslander feel out of place on a Melbourne tram, but a simple T-shirt.   A black T-shirt with the number 100 in large white…

Read more › News - 30th March 2022

Welcome to parkrun!

parkrun events provide a safe, welcoming and friendly community for everyone, whether you want to come along and walk, jog, run, volunteer, spectate or meet new people.    We encourage you to share the below article with those who may benefit from the support of the parkrun community.    A Ukrainian translation of the article…

Read more › News - 30th March 2022


Injury hasn’t stopped Sam Schroder from taking part in parkrun, instead, she’s found a new way to participate – voluntourism.   What’s voluntourism? Put simply, travelling from your home parkrun to volunteer.   After breaking her knee, Sam felt despondent about not running. “I was really upset that I couldn’t run at parkrun. But then…

Read more › News - 24th March 2022

My journey to 400 parkruns

Corey Simmons began parkrunning at age 13, at Albert Melbourne, in December 2011.   Very early on, he was drawn to the inclusiveness and supportive nature of parkrun, and Saturday fast became his favourite day of the week.   My first two years of parkrunning were typical of someone my age, I’d go out too…

Read more › News - 24th March 2022

Five reasons we love the barcode

At parkrun, we’ve always tried to keep that event day experience the same as it was back when we began in 2004.   But one thing has evolved over the years – the barcode. Here we take a look at the importance of the barcode, and why we love it.   For the first five…

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