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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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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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