Read more › News - 12th September 2022

It’s impossible to be too slow

Almost everyone has had the same thought at some point. I’m too old, young, shy, anxious, unfit…   When a friend suggested to Christie Farrow that she might like to take part in parkrun her reaction was “I’m too slow”.   Sport wasn’t part of Christie’s life growing up. It was something she enjoyed, but…

Read more › News - 7th September 2022

Celebrating the 500 volunteer milestone club

695,890 people across the world know how wonderful it can be to volunteer at parkrun and junior parkrun, with some doing both on the same weekend!    Getting some fresh air and vitamin D, meeting new people, being with family and friends, getting active, problem solving, team building, and gaining life skills are just a few examples…

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Read more › News - 7th September 2022

Why do pets become overweight?

Just like humans, it is important that our dogs are maintaining a healthy weight to help ensure they live long and healthy lives. Alarming statistics now reveal that globally, 59% of dogs are considered overweight, leading to a pet obesity crisis.   There are many reasons a dog can become overweight. However, one of the…

Read more › News - 5th September 2022

parkrun profile: Eynesbury Heritage Trail junior parkrun

Eynesbury Heritage Trail juniors was the fifth junior parkrun to launch in Australia and is the second to be featured in our ‘parkrun profile’ series.   We asked Event Director, Melissa Ellis, why she first got involved with junior parkrun, what she loves most about it, and the impact it has had on her community….

Read more › News - 31st August 2022

parkrunning with lung cancer

Beck was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer just a week after completing a half-marathon. For her, attending parkrun makes a huge difference to her outlook and mental health, and it gives her an all important hour in the week to forget that she has cancer.   As someone who has never smoked, she wants…

Read more › News - 26th August 2022

The same wherever you are in the world

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt completed his 500th parkrun today and joined the 500 milestone club. That’s 10 years worth of continual weekly parkruns, 2,500 kilometres covered, and countless coffees with old and new friends. Quite the achievement.   Whereas many may choose to celebrate such a milestone at the familiarity of their home event, Paul…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2022

James Hansen sets new parkrun Australia record

A mishap with booking flights turned into parkrun glory for Launceston parkrunner James Hansen, who broke the parkrun Australia record today in a time of 13:53.   James was supposed to be at the National Cross Country Championships in Adelaide this weekend but messed up his flight booking and couldn’t get there.   With plenty…

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Read more › News - 24th August 2022

A guide to running with your dog

Daily exercise is a great way to stay healthy and keep your mind active, however we all have those moments when a comfortable spot on the couch seems much more appealing than heading to the gym or putting on those sneakers and venturing outside.   For our canine companions however, exercise is a crucial part…

Read more › News - 24th August 2022

Forever grateful

Macey’s family had long been encouraging her to visit her local parkrun, and after a health episode she finally put on her shoes and joined in.   Macey explains the positive impacts parkrun has had on her life and why she has never looked back.   My parents and brother had been trying to convince…

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Read more › News - 17th August 2022

Breaking stereotypes

parkrun is the best way to spend Saturday morning in its most enjoyable form – actively, smiling and spending time with others. Everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, will find a place at parkrun.   It’s also a place that other organisations can use to support their clients. For example, the ‘Misz-Masz’ group took advantage of…

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