Read more › News - 7th February 2022

Parliamentary Friends of Running

Parliamentary Friends of Running was formed to celebrate running, and encourage more Australians to take up the sport.   Independent MP Zali Steggall, Nationals MP Darren Chester and Labor MP Andrew Leigh all share a love of running and are supportive of parkrun. They explain why parkrun has been successful in reaching more Australians to become healthier…

1st Parkrun 27-11-2021 @ Parkville
Read more › News - 7th February 2022

Just see what happens

From the day Annie Robertson registered with parkrun, to the day she first went along, was more than seven years.   Here she tells us how it was certainly worth the wait, and why nobody should be afraid of just coming along to see what happens.   When I first signed up to parkrun, my…

Read more › News - 7th February 2022

Eight tips for warm weather parkrunning

We’re in the midst of another Aussie summer, and those cold winter mornings are a distant memory.   With the rising temperatures and everyone riding high on Vitamin D, we’ve put together some top tips for parkrunning in the warmer weather…   1. Dress appropriately     When temperatures begin to soar, you need to…

Read more › News - 3rd February 2022

Why we love walkers

Did you know South Africa is the parkrun country with the most walkers? At parkrun no-one needs to worry about being the last in the finish funnel, about being too slow, or feeling isolated and alone. At every parkrun event, anywhere in the world, it is the volunteer Tail Walker who is always the last…

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…

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