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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

parkrun hero nominations are open!

Nominations are open for our next Medibank parkrun hero. This month the winner will be off to visit our most southernly event at Geeveston!   Do you know someone from your event who motivates and inspires the community?   And next year, we’ll award the Medibank parkrun hero of the year a trip for two…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

Growing in Confidence through parkrun

When Russell Thornton was eight years old, he suffered a permanent brain injury after being hit by a car. He had to learn to walk and talk again.   Now almost 58 and living an independent life, he was “a bit of a loner” up until a few years ago. parkrun has given Russell the…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Sunflowers in the Storm

On Saturday 12th October staff and their families from Children’s Health Queensland CYMHS (Child and Youth Mental Health Service), attended the New Farm parkrun as a staff well- being activity to celebrate Mental Health Week.   CHQ CYMHS specialises in helping infants, children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

parkrun profile: Moree

Moree is known for their artisan hot pools, where the water comes from the ground at 38 degrees. They provide tourists with an ideal spot to unwind and relax, including weary parkunners who have just tackled the Moree parkrun course.   Moree is in north-west New South Wales about an hour south of the Queensland…

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Read more › News, Press - 19th October 2019

Tarrengower Women’s Prison in Victoria launches parkrun

Tarrengower Prison in central Victoria has become just the third women’s correctional facility in the world to introduce parkrun.   Tarrengower is the only minimum security female prison in the state and focusses on preparing women for their release. It provides a maximum of 72 residents with programs and employment opportunities, allowing them to build…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

From the capital to the coast

Looking for a way to choose your next holiday destination? With more than 2,000 parkruns worldwide, more and more parkrunners are using parkrun to see the world.   Canberra based couple and parkrun regulars since July 2013, Kat and Michael Sliwinski are using it to see Australia with their two daughters, Elle (2) and Eve (4)….

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun profile: Bundaberg

Bundaberg might be well known for Bundaberg Rum, sugar and ginger beer but the regional centre 400km from Brisbane also has a great parkrun.   A southern gateway town to the Great Barrier Reef and a popular nesting ground for Loggerhead turtles, Bundaberg is situated on the Burnett River. The three laps of Bundaberg parkrun…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

What leads you to parkrun

Ros Heit might never have found parkrun or started running if she hadn’t got diagnosed with breast cancer.   It was August 2015. Ros had just become a local councillor through a by-election in the South Burnett Regional Area (just inland of the Sunshine Coast, QLD) and suddenly her world was turned upside down.   Breast…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2019

parkrun profile: Charleys Creek

Chinchilla might be the watermelon capital of Australia but it is also the home of Charleys Creek parkrun.     The vibrant country town is on the edge of the Darling Downs in Barunggam country, about 280km west of Brisbane. It is also the home of the “the big melon”, which sits next to the…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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