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Read more › News - 4th May 2023

Find the best shoes for you

No two parkrunners are alike. Your preferences, natural stride, body type, skills, and experience are all unique to you — and while that’s awesome, it can also pose a challenge as you look for the right shoe.   Fortunately, we know a thing or two about matchmaking. To find your best shoe for parkrunning, use…

Read more › News - 4th May 2023

parkrunning with cystic fibrosis

When Harry first started parkrun at age 10, mum Ruth quickly noticed that regular exercise was important to his wellbeing, as well as his cystic fibrosis.   Ruth writes how Harry’s weekly parkrun sets him challenges and has pushed him to leap from strength to strength.   Harry started parkrun when he was around 10…

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Read more › News - 25th April 2023

Five reasons we love the wristband

From sending your parkrun stats directly to you, to safely carrying all your emergency contact details, the parkrun wristband has been coming in handy since it was first introduced.   Here, we look at the top five reasons why we love our unique wristbands:   Make your parkruns colourful   Want to add some colour…

Read more › News - 17th April 2023

Challenging stereotypes with parkrun

Rory Fairfoot has been beating assumptions of his learning disability since he first started going to parkrun with his dad in 2012.   After hitting his 250th milestone, mum Jenny writes how parkrun has helped build his confidence and independence over the last decade.   My son Rory and I have been going to parkrun…

Read more › News - 11th April 2023

Top five tips for parkrunning during Ramadan with Emon Choudhury

Ramadan is the most sacred and holy month for Muslims, with many observing this religious occasion by fasting, prayer and celebration. Carrying on with your physical activities during a fast is possible, but it can be challenging at times.   After winning his Pride of Britain award and completing the Manchester Marathon during Ramadan last…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2023

Skills and community connections for life

Isaac was first introduced to parkrun by his teacher as training for a school cross-country competition. Nowadays, it’s volunteering that gets Isaac out of bed on a Saturday morning and with his 18th birthday just around the corner, Isaac has his sights set on becoming an Event Director.   I was introduced to parkrun by…

Read more › News - 2nd April 2023

A place where I can belong

On the first day our parkwalker role was introduced, Shuhei Sumitani joined for his first parkrun.   Since that parkrun in October, Shuhei has found confidence in the parkwalker role. Event Director Mariko writes how Shuhei has become a part of the wonderful parkrun community.   When I met Shuhei, I was at the parkrun…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2023

Research highlights the benefits of parkrun – especially for those with mental health conditions who volunteer

A recent research paper published in the academic journal Psychology, Health and Medicine has highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of parkrun for those living with a mental health condition. The impacts were found to be greatest for those who walk or run, as well as volunteer.   A team of researchers undertook a detailed analysis of…

Read more › News - 27th March 2023

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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Read more › News - 26th March 2023

We are recruiting Event Ambassadors

parkrun Australia is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and trust parkrun’s mission…

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