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Read more › News - 7th January 2020

Get me to the church… I mean parkrun on time!

Peta Lawrie and Tim Yates met around seven years ago through a mutual friend. 
They shared a love of music and art but it wasn’t until they saw some Facebook posts from Peta’s high school friend Mark Cooper that they decided to give parkrun a try.
   Peta used to run in high school and after…

Read more › News - 6th January 2020

Life’s a beach

Whilst a number of parkruns take place in coastal towns and cities across Australia every week, finding a free, weekly, timed 5k that gives you the opportunity to get sand between your toes and waves splashing on your feet are few and far between.   But, in the parkrun world, there are more opportunities to…

Read more › News - 6th January 2020

Blackmores Offer: Terms & Conditions

This offer is available via the Blackmores website to members only. Offer valid for orders made until 11:59pm AEDT on 31st January 2020. Excludes Blackmores Infant Formula range, Bundles and PAW by Blackmores products.   Use code PARKRUN30 at checkout to receive your 30% discount and FREE shipping. Not available in conjunction with any other…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

From ‘baby haze’ to three generations of female parkrunners: Vanessa’s story

34-year-old Queenslander Vanessa Gibson describes herself as being in a ‘baby haze’ for quite a while after the birth of her second child. Having heard about the concept of parkrun and thinking it would be some fantastic ‘me time’ she was disappointed to discover there were no parkruns in her neighbourhood. Vanessa’s reaction was simple:…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reason to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Building the confidence to believe

It was April 2015. 24-year-old Yvonne Tse had spent a year trying to get fit via a couch-to-5km program but to no avail, so she reluctantly joined her friend Olivia at parkrun. Yvonne explains how she caught the parkrun bug during the final kilometre of her very first parkrun.   I was very reluctant to…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

From knowing nobody to having lots of friends

31-year-old Kirsty Baker from Gatton parkrun in Queensland has been parkrunning regularly for more than two years. Kirsty explains how she overcame her nerves to start parkrun and reassures any first-timers that your wardrobe should never be a barrier to parkrun!   I first joined my local parkrun when I was 29 because I wanted to…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

A great family event

42-year-old Kate Banaszek wanted to join in at Highfields parkrun in Queensland to be more physically active and a role model for her daughters, but she had never run in public before. Kate explains how she overcame her fears and changed her life.   I had heard about parkrun being a very friendly, free event…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Joy with each success

After turning 60 I refused to age gracefully and took up the challenge of Port Broughton parkrun on the Yorke Peninusla in South Australia. It offered an easy test of one’s self over a 5km course – walk, jog or run at a pace of my choosing.   I was surprised how nervous I was…

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