Read more › News, Press - 13th August 2019

To fight or flight – using parkrun to help with anxiety

Ballarat parkrun stalwart and Event Ambassador Bruce Purdie was at the launch of Nhill parkrun, surrounded by more than 25 parkrun newcomers, when his chest tightened.   Knowing about “fight or flight” mode from experiences with a family member, Bruce slipped in to fight mode and got on with his Run Director duties. But his hands…

Read more › News - 7th August 2019

RunNation Film Festival

RunNation Film Festival (RNFF) is a unique but original film event. The festival was created to bring runners and non-runners together; to inspire and to start a conversation through the versatile medium of film. And story by story, kilometre by kilometre, the screenings help bring the running community closer together.   With over 120 screenings…

Read more › News, Press - 6th August 2019

Making a happy comeback via parkrun

Madeline Hills is no stranger to the elite running scene, having competed in world class events such as World Championships, the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. However, Madeline is feeling just at home running with mates at parkrun. And more recently, she has enjoyed the support of the parkrun community as she recovers from surgery….

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun profile: Wimmera River parkrun Horsham

Horsham is nestled three hours west of Melbourne and four hours east of Adelaide on the Western Highway, not far from the Grampians National Park. It is the capital of the Wimmera region and a vibrant rural city of about 20,000 people. It is surrounded by grain and sheep farming and agriculture research and export…

Read more › News, Press - 1st August 2019

GP ‘takeover’ at Brimbank parkrun

Doctors, nurses and administration staff from a medical centre in Caroline Springs in Victoria took over the volunteer roles at Brimbank parkrun on Saturday, to encourage more local residents to lead happier and healthier lives.   To promote ‘social prescribing’, where GPs recommend parkrun to patients for physical and social benefits, GP Dr Jennifer Maxwell said it…

Read more › News - 31st July 2019

Top Tips for parkrun Theme Events

Dressing up at parkrun to celebrate an anniversary or a milestone is a great opportunity to explore some creativity. It’s fun and fosters a sense a community for the parkrun event.   While some people go into excitement overload at the thought of the opportunity to dress up, for others, it can be a daunting…

Read more › News - 31st July 2019

parkrun profile: Mernda

Mernda, about 27km from Melbourne, is on the rapidly growing northeast fringe of the city.   In the local Wurundjeri language, Mernda means “earth” and when you visit Mernda parkrun, you get to run on many different varieties of the earth’s surface, with some hills thrown in for good measure.     The two-lap course…

Read more › News - 24th July 2019

The benefits of running with a club or group

More than 300,000 people take part every Saturday around the world, so the one thing you can almost guarantee at parkrun is that you won’t be the only person there!   It’s that support and encouragement from fellow parkrunners, whether friends, volunteers or even total strangers, that creates thousands of communities, and keeps people coming…

Read more › News - 24th July 2019

parkrun profile: Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun, Mirboo North

Mirboo North is a picturesque, small community town perched in the hills of the Strzelecki Ranges between the Latrobe Valley and the south coast of Gippsland.   It also boasts one of parkrun Australia’s newest events, Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun.   The town has a vibrant community with a rich history and many markers…

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