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Read more › News - 27th May 2021

Change for the good

When Kelly saw an ad in the local paper for parkrun she was in the process of change. For decades she had been using drugs, had no friends, no life and didn’t know where to begin.   After first addressing her addiction and seeking help she then started to look for things to do for…

Read more › News - 27th May 2021

A ready-made circle of friends – from every walk of life

I left school at the age of 17 and joined the British Army where I spent 24 years. I was deployed operationally quite a few times and then when I left service I moved to Australia with my wife and son. We had never even been to Western Australia but 10 years later it’s where…

Read more › News - 25th May 2021

Filling a void in my life

My name is Ben, but I was known as ‘Harry’ in the Australian Regular Army. I served nine years as an army mechanic. I served in many places including Afghanistan in 2005/2006 as part of the Special Operation Task Group 001.   My wife was on a mission to get fit and strong but I…

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Read more › News - 24th May 2021

From being paid to run to running for fun

My name is Steven Sims and I joined the Army when I was 19. So, several years later when my wife suggested we start doing parkrun as a bit of fun, the idea of running and not being paid to do it didn’t sound all that fun to me! At that time we were living…

Read more › News - 20th May 2021

A family of volunteers

When it comes to Sydney’s McGraw family, parkrun is a family affair. And more often than not, a member of the family is pulling on the high vis to volunteer.   Bree and husband Stuart are both parkrunners at Panania parkrun in Sydney and daughters Scarlett, 11 and Ruby, 10 are both keen as well….

Read more › News - 20th May 2021

Do you volunteer?

How you choose to participate at parkrun, and whether or not you choose to go, is entirely up to you. Getting involved as a walker, runner, volunteer or spectator, parkrun means different things to different people on different weeks. What is consistent, however, is how we get involved must always be a choice.   When…

Read more › News - 19th May 2021

We’re recruiting a Safeguarding Lead

We are recruiting! We have a vacancy for a part-time Safeguarding Lead, based on the Gold Coast, to join the parkrun Team.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with the community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing…

Read more › News - 19th May 2021

parkrun at sea

When some of the crew from HMAS Sirius began missing their regular Saturday morning parkrun, they did the next best thing – set up their own 5km timed run on the ship’s deck.   While the 191-metre long auxiliary oiler may be lacking a park, the crew brought out plastic greenery to line the route…

Read more › News - 18th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 18 May

For the first time in 14 months more than 700 parkrun events took place around the world last weekend, with over 66,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including 3,500 people who took part for the very first time.   Every parkrun event that restarts represents another community reunited, and is a massive step forward…

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