Read more › News - 16th September 2019

One of the best things I’ve ever done

Dr Jenny Dowell was Mayor of Lismore in 2015 when she was approached by a member of her community about starting a parkrun.   Having never heard of parkrun she went online to find out more, and never could have imagined the journey it would take her on.   parkrun changes lives – I’ve seen…

Read more › News, Press - 11th September 2019

junior parkrun ready to launch

In April last year, as part of a 12-month pilot, we launched our first junior parkrun event at Southport on the Gold Coast. Subsequently, there were two more events set-up at Westerfolds in Melbourne and Cannonvale in the Whitsundays.   As a result of the success of these events, and with thorough and careful consideration…

Read more › News - 10th September 2019

A kid who is hard to catch

Eight-year-old Ipswich parkrunner Conor Mathewson might be fast, but even at such a young age, he is already insightful enough to realise everybody’s fast is different.   Conor has a parkrun PB of 18.41 and 97 parkruns under his belt and says more than anything that his goals are to just keep running and having fun….

Read more › News - 10th September 2019

parkrun profile: Ocean View

If weaving in and out of vineyards to get your Saturday morning parkrun fix sounds appealing, then Ocean View parkrun outside of Brisbane might just be the perfect course.   Located between Dayboro and Mount Mee about 50km north-west of Brisbane, Ocean View parkrun is held on the grounds of the Ocean View Estates Winery…

Read more › News - 10th September 2019

Become a parkrun Ambassador

Our Ambassador Programme was created in 2017 to provide a national network of skilled and experienced volunteers who provide vital support to event teams across the country.   It is an exciting way to get involved in volunteering at parkrun outside of Saturday mornings and we currently have opportunities with the following roles and areas:…

Read more › News - 4th September 2019

The Adventures of Cluck Norris!

Cluck Norris, a well-loved rubber chicken, resides at Wyndham Vale parkrun and is an unusual, but integral, part of the Event Team.   Wyndham Vale parkrun has added a bit of entertaining frivolity to Saturday mornings in the form of Cluck Norris, the rubber chicken. Cluck has been a regular every Saturday morning since January…

Read more › News - 4th September 2019

Medibank August parkrun hero

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Michelle Joynes from West Beach parkrun in SA!   As this month’s parkrun hero, she’ll be off to take part in Mount Ainslie parkrun, in the ACT!   So what’s Michelle’s super power? Ever since her first ever parkrun, four years ago, she’s been the…

Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Better Together – bring a friend to parkrun

We’ve all got our own unique habits when it comes to ‘me time’. Whether it’s a cuppa in the morning, walk in the afternoon or Netflix at night. Often, we collect these habits from the people around us.   To kick-off the launch of Medibank Live Better – helping all Australians towards a better, healthier…

Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Double 100

Chris Wilson is a familiar face at Albury Wodonga parkrun, having been a regular participant since its inception in 2014. With the exception of the founding Event Directors, Chris is Albury Wodonga parkrun’s highest volunteer. So it’s only fitting that on August 31st Chris combines her 100th parkrun with her 100th volunteer milestone as well!…

Read more › News, Press - 26th August 2019

Scrubbing in to volunteer at parkrun

Volunteer takeovers at parkrun are not an unusual occurrence. Often its running groups or families that participate in parkrun and decide to take on all the volunteer roles.   On August 10th, Bundaberg parkrun was taken over by students from the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School led by Academic Lead (General Practice) Therese Ryan…

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