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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

Medibank August parkrun hero

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Michelle Joynes from West Beach parkrun in SA!   As this month’s parkrun hero, she’ll be off to take part in Mount Ainslie parkrun, in the ACT!   So what’s Michelle’s super power? Ever since her first ever parkrun, four years ago, she’s been the…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Better Together – bring a friend to parkrun

We’ve all got our own unique habits when it comes to ‘me time’. Whether it’s a cuppa in the morning, walk in the afternoon or Netflix at night. Often, we collect these habits from the people around us.   To kick-off the launch of Medibank Live Better – helping all Australians towards a better, healthier…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Double 100

Chris Wilson is a familiar face at Albury Wodonga parkrun, having been a regular participant since its inception in 2014. With the exception of the founding Event Directors, Chris is Albury Wodonga parkrun’s highest volunteer. So it’s only fitting that on August 31st Chris combines her 100th parkrun with her 100th volunteer milestone as well!…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th August 2019

Scrubbing in to volunteer at parkrun

Volunteer takeovers at parkrun are not an unusual occurrence. Often its running groups or families that participate in parkrun and decide to take on all the volunteer roles.   On August 10th, Bundaberg parkrun was taken over by students from the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School led by Academic Lead (General Practice) Therese Ryan…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st August 2019

Curl Curl welcome Blackmores

It was only fitting to welcome our newest partner into the parkrun Australia family on a perfectly sunny Sydney morning last Saturday. We are thrilled to have Blackmores join us to ensure that we continue to provide free weekly events around the country.   Interim Managing Director, Blackmores Australia and New Zealand, Eric Jeanmaire, joined…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2019

A parkrun pioneer

When parkrun arrived in Australia in 2011, there was initially only a handful of people instrumental in its weekly success and John Borbidge was one of them.   The Ballarat stalwart turned Gold Coast local said the infancy of parkrun gave him just what he was looking for at the right time in his life….

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Read more › News - 19th August 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th August 2019

parkrun Australia partners with Blackmores

parkrun Australia is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Blackmores as part of its ongoing commitment to help inspire Australians to keep moving.   parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg said, “Our parkrun communities bring locals together from all walks of life and break down the barriers to regular physical activity. “We’re thrilled that…

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Read more › News - 13th August 2019

parkrun profile: Orange

Orange is in the central west of New South Wales with a population of about 40,000. Extinct volcano Mount Canobolas, which stands at 1390m and is 13km from the town, provides fertile soil for the orchards and vineyards in the region.   Orange is also the birthplace of the great Australian poet, Banjo Paterson, but…

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