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Read more › News - 14th February 2017

Help us save you

With more than 32,000 of you enjoying one of 206 parkruns around Australia EVERY Saturday morning, and almost 420,000 runners and walkers registered, parkrun has become, without question the largest, most significant and game-changing running community in Australia.   However, with this huge growth comes the associated growing pains, one of these being the provision of…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2017

parkdog of the week

Hello, my name is Clio and I am (around) 15 years old. I’m a rescue, so know one knows exactly how old I am. I’ve done about 15 or 16 parkruns (Mam sometimes goes without me) and I am consistent, if not fast. In fact, I take about an hour every week. That is because…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Volunteer Profile

Name:  Fiona Ludeke Age – 55 Occupation – Advertising Consultant Home parkrun – Taree Number of parkruns (runner) 63 PB time – 28.29 Number of parkruns volunteer – 37 Favourite volunteer role –  volunteer coordinator I volunteer at parkrun because: I want to give back to parkrun, which it has given a lot to me,…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2017

Nitro parkrun this Saturday

In between the great grandstand of Lakeside Stadium and the beautiful Albert Park Lake over 400 runners find a peaceful refuge in inner city Melbourne each Saturday for their weekly parkrun; a free, timed 5km run/walk.   “parkrun is really friendly – it’s a run not a race and it’s more about the social community health initiative…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2017

parkrun… today, tomorrow, forever

By parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer, Nick Pearson.   After a couple of hectic weeks, I’m sitting in a hotel lobby in Dublin ahead of the parkrun Ireland AGM feeling a mixture of relief, satisfaction and pride.   The first few weeks of 2017 have been pretty momentous, new records and milestones reflecting the continued…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2017

parkdog of the week

Hi, I’m Tia from Highlands parkrun. I’m back and you won’t miss me with my very loud and excited bark (a bit too excited at times) especially when I see all of my canine and human buddies lining up at start line of our local parkrun. Last August I had pretty major surgery at the specialists…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2017

parkrun Australia announces partnership with Mother’s Day Classic

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is a walk or run that raises funds for breast cancer research. Held annually on Mother’s Day – the second Sunday of May – this year MDC celebrates its 20th birthday, with entries opening on February 7.   Just like parkrun, MDC has a goal to provide events…

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Read more › News - 20th January 2017

Athletics Australia bring ‘Nitro’ to parkrun!

As part of parkrun Australia’s ongoing partnership with Athletics Australia, we are thrilled to announce that ‘Nitro’ is coming to Albert Melbourne parkrun on Saturday February 11!   What does this man? For one very special morning, the stars of Nitro Athletics will be in attendance at the ‘Nitro parkrun‘, starting and finishing inside Lakeside Stadium at…

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Read more › News - 18th January 2017

parkdog of the week

Hi, I’m Molly, a 7 month old Hungarian Vizsla – you can follow me on Instagram!  @mollythehungarian_vizsla My home run is Lismore parkrun and I love running  with my family! I am not sure how many parkruns I’ve completed as I am not registered but I have been coming since I was 8 weeks old!…

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Read more › News - 18th January 2017

Volunteer Profile

Name – Paige Barry Age – 10 Occupation – Primary School Student Home parkrun –  Inverloch Number of parkruns (runner) – 41 PB time – 31:45 Number of parkruns (volunteer) – 21 Favourite volunteer role –  Photographer I volunteer at parkrun because –  I started attending with my Dad and therefore meet lots of new…

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