Read more › News, Press - 8th November 2018

The inmates behind prison parkruns

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want to access an event closer to home upon their release.   Shane…

Read more › News - 7th November 2018

parkrun profile: Rooty Hill

Rooty Hill is located in Western Sydney – an active growth area for parkrun in Australia. Currently, you can only spot white deer on the course, but soon they’ll have some company when the new Sydney Zoo opens next year. It will be right next to the parkrun course!     Despite the name, there is…

Read more › News - 7th November 2018

Young runners benefit from Kayamandi parkrun

Kayamandi parkrun is located outside Cape Town in South Africa. It starts and finishes at the foot of Enkanini Informal Settlement, gifting participants with some of the best views in the Winelands.   Something one cannot fail to notice is the pluck and courage it takes many of the local young runners to join the parkrun –…

Read more › News - 1st November 2018

Trick-or-treat parkrun tour!

It’s spooky to think that we are closing in on 1,700 events around the world, all of which embody the spirit of parkrun.   We start at Frog Hollow parkrun and visit the Gorey haunts of five events on the bucket list of every parkrunner who lives on the edge. So grab your barcode, grab…

Read more › News - 1st November 2018

Are your ICE details up to date?

Should anything happen to you while at parkrun, or in life in general, having readily accessible “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) contact details can be important. At parkrun, this information can be recorded in our system and the details will automatically print on your barcode.   It’s also wise to store the information in your…

Read more › News - 24th October 2018

A 50/50 Year with 100% Enthusiasm

Joyce Tucker grew up in Wisconsin and loved to cycle, hike and run. She was one of the first women to become a probation and parole agent for the state of Wisconsin. After a horseback riding accident left Joyce paralyzed, she wasn’t able to work or be physically active in the same way she had…

Read more › News - 23rd October 2018

parkrun profile: The Terrace

The Terrace parkrun has come to be an iconic event for Raymond Terrace and the Port Stephens area. Locals have found a way to be connected, who were strangers before. It has helped change the social and health landscape of the area.   Situated on the Hunter River, you are treated to the beauty and…

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