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parkrun Australia to turn 7 at Main Beach!

The Gold Coast will be abuzz this weekend and we are not just referring to the Commonwealth Games!   This Saturday parkrun Australia celebrates its 7th Anniversary as we in turn recognise the anniversary of the launch of our inaugural event, Main Beach parkrun.   We’ll also be helping our partners from Athletics Australia launch…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Courage is Fear Walking

Could you imagine undertaking parkrun without your vision? Or with no hearing? In a wheelchair?   Someone once said to me, “courage is fear walking.” I don’t think they were referring to attendance at parkrun when they coined the phrase! I do think it is an apt description though, of the achievement of anyone walking…

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Read more › Awards, News, Press - 21st March 2018

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

There are just 2 weeks until the 2018 Commonwealth Games start on the Gold Coast, however some special parkrunners haven’t been waiting to get involved as they’ve been nominated to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read on to learn more about them and the stories behind their nominations as we follow the baton…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2018

From the Sunshine Coast to the Arctic Circle

Last week at Tampere parkrun we demonstrated what a global phenomenon parkrun has become when the event hosted visitors from as far afield as the Arctic Circle and the Sunshine Coast in Australia.   These two locations are 15,000 km apart but it’s not just distance that separates these two places but climate and culture…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Alfy’s running release

Black Combe parkrun in the UK became the first parkrun event in the world to launch inside a prison on 4 November 2017.   One of the participants that day was Alfy Kirkley (pictured left) who went on to complete 17 parkruns and set a new course record before his release last week. As he…

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Read more › News - 14th March 2018

Scaling the Heights

I had another life once. It feels so long ago I can barely remember it. But I’m reminded by strangers when they ask about the Olympic tattoo on my back.   See, in my ‘other’ life, I competed for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in handball. It was an amazing time in my…

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Read more › News - 14th March 2018

Overcoming Grief and Depression with parkrun

Deborah Eveniss found herself in a state of severe depression after the sudden passing of her sister. Having always been active and a runner, she found the grief incapacitating. Deb was unable to complete a run without completely breaking down into tears.   She comments, “The grief was so overwhelming that I thought I would…

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Read more › News, Press - 8th March 2018

Women of parkrun

Sometimes after you have become a mother, it can feel like you have lost a part of yourself. You are grateful that you have gained so much, but there can be a part of you that feels like you have lost your identity; or that it has been replaced with a new identity as a…

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