Read more › News - 20th November 2019

Dogs at parkrun

With another summer approaching and the temperatures rising across Australia, we are asking you to look out for the welfare of your parkdogs at parkrun.   Running 5km can be hard enough for us in hot weather, but it is even harder for our furry friends. Not only are they running in a fur coat, but…

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Physiotherapy Takeover at Devonport parkrun

Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Administration staff from a Devonport Physiotherapy clinic recently took over the volunteering roles at Devonport parkrun, encouraging clients and the broader community to take an active role in the management of their health.   A team of four Physiotherapists, two Exercise Physiotherapists and four admin staff filled the volunteer roles at…

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

parkrun profile: Miles

Miles parkrun, about 330km north-west of Brisbane in rural Queensland, might be one to put on your list if you’re looking to update your PB.   The “mostly flat” out and back course is run entirely on a concrete path along Dogwood Creek, with plenty of shade provided by the overhanging trees. It is also…

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Octogenarian Meet-up at Rhodes

Proving age is just a number, 21 over 80-year-old parkrunners visited Rhodes parkrun as they hosted its first-ever Octogenarian meet-up.   The event team were inspired by two regular Rhodes parkrunners, Marion Griffith and Peter Nash, and upon seeing a similar event in the UK, decided it was something they needed to do. With the plan…

Read more › News - 12th November 2019

parkrun profile: Yeldulknie Weir Trail

Cleve, on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, is not the sort of place you might expect to find a parkrun. Yet in April this year, Cleve’s Yeldulknie Weir Trail parkrun was launched and has been changing the lives of locals ever since.     Co-event director Tina Traeger said the farming town of…

Read more › News - 12th November 2019

From Diamond Valley to Dubai

Many people who have been for a run around the Diamond Valley area in Melbourne’s north east would have likely seen Jaryd Clifford.   Jaryd, 20, was diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration – a rare disorder that can’t be treated – at age three, and has difficulty with central vision and picking up facial features…

Read more › News - 11th November 2019

Let’s talk barcodes…

One of the key principles of parkrun is to keep it simple. We love that it doesn’t take much to take part in parkrun. One requirement we do ask is for you to bring along a printed barcode if you want a time.   parkrun is a global organisation with a database of over 6 million people….

Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Transforming the results page

You might have seen already, but if you haven’t, you are in for a surprise when you see the new results pages after your parkrun this weekend! We have gone live with the newly designed and reorganised results page.   When we updated the look and feel of the website back in June we deliberately…

Read more › News - 6th November 2019

parkrun profile: Koonwarra

When Koonwarra parkrun launched in November 2017, event director Ebony Knox was looking for a word to describe the community of Koonwarra and their acceptance of parkrun. “I came across the concept of HYGGE, which has become a bit of a buzzword,” Ebony said.   “However you pronounce it, “hue-guh” or “hoo-gah” it’s a Danish…

Read more › News, Press - 6th November 2019

Celebrity Bev

We don’t have many celebrities at parkrun but Bev Vallance from Rosebud parkrun is making a case to be our most widely recognised parkrunner.   Bev has recently starred in a TV commercial from our friends at Medibank and is learning to manage her newfound fame. It’s a long way from when she first started…

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