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Read more › News - 12th January 2022

Why not?

Katie Bell always thought her mum and brother looked like they were having a great time at parkrun. So, when they encouraged her to go along for the very first time, she thought why not?   It’s now given her the confidence to try new things, and always sets her up for the weekend. Here’s…

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Read more › News - 6th January 2022

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

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Read more › News - 6th January 2022

parkrun profile: Leeton Sport and Recreation Precinct

One of the newest parkruns to join the parkrun Australia family is Leeton Sport and Recreation Precinct parkrun.   The event is located in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, about 150km west of Wagga Wagga and about 50km east of Griffith. Leeton has an art deco history which is celebrated in July with the Art Deco Festival….

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Read more › News - 1st January 2022

Everything you need to know about parkrun

Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up?   Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 30th December 2021

Reflecting on 2021 at parkrun

As we move into the new year, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on another extraordinary 12 months for parkrun.   Looking at the number of live events, it’s clear how far we have come in the past year. At the end of 2020, and what was an incredibly difficult year, there were just 300…

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Read more › News - 23rd December 2021

Why parkrun should stay open, for everyone

In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, we closed all of our events across the 23 countries in which we operate. At that time there were many unknowns, particularly around transmission, and it was clear that swift and decisive action was required.   Since then, our understanding of the virus has dramatically improved…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2021

Start with… parkrun!

Looking for a free, inclusive, regular way to build healthy habits into the new year and beyond? Grab your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and start with parkrun!   ‘Start with… parkrun’ is all about helping people build healthy habits into 2022 and beyond.     Aimed at anyone thinking about taking their first steps…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2021

Age is just a number

parkrunners aged 80 and over have been celebrated at a special ‘Octogenarian’ event at Wynnum parkrun in Brisbane.   Ten parkrunners in their 80s and three in their 90s, who travelled from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, showed that parkrun truly is for all ages by walking and running the 5km course along the…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2021

A true freedom run

Don Khan AuKmt said completing Mildura Weir parkrun was close to the top of his ‘to do’ list when he was released from eight years in immigration detention recently.   Don, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, came to Australia alone by boat at just 17 years of age in October 2013.   He was picked…

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Read more › News - 9th December 2021

A great place to be

Tetsuya Nagano, an amputee soccer player in Japan, was invited to participate at parkrun by Hitoshi, the Event Director of Hirono Kaigankoen parkrun.   He’d initially been reluctant to join in anything outside of his soccer group, but the warm welcome at parkrun soon allayed his fears. Now he’s also introduced parkrun to his teammates,…

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