Read more › News - 5th December 2017

7 things you need to know about visiting other parkruns

While there’s a very active segment of the parkrun community that enjoys visiting other parkruns, the vast majority of registered participants in Australia attend parkrun infrequently and rarely go anywhere other than their local event. With the summer holidays approaching it’s a great time to start planning visits to other parkruns. We spoke with Scott…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Wheelchairs welcome

Every Saturday thousands of people complete parkrun at locations all across Australia – old and young, Mums and Dads, sons and daughters, those just in it for the post-run coffee with friends and those focussed on their next PB. Sprinters and walkers and everyone in between – parkrun really is for everyone. And for one…

Read more › News - 9th November 2017

Kalgoorlie-Boulder – Home of the Super parkrun

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is located 550kms east of Perth and has a population of over 30,000 people. It is best known for its Super Pit, a huge open cut gold mine over 3.5kms in length, which can actually be seen from space. And it also has a parkrun! Granted it can’t be seen from space, but the…

Read more › News, Press - 1st November 2017

Connecting With Community

Medibank Free + Active ambassador Amna Karra-Hassan talks to Tim Oberg, CEO of parkrun, about how these free, weekly 5km runs or walks bring friends and family together to enjoy a healthy start to the weekend. Get moving with parkrun and become healthier, happier and more connected with your community!   Learn more about Medibank’s…

Read more › News - 1st November 2017

My journey to the Invictus Games

Ian Young is a former soldier who is a Run Director at Blackhill parkrun in County Durham. Following an incident when he was serving in Northern Ireland, he struggled with alcohol issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and even considered taking his own life.   Ian began running as a way to improve his mental health and…

Read more › News - 24th October 2017

Thin Blue Line comes to parkrun

Grown men in stripes, women behind bars and police officers in various styles of uniform; showing their colours and lighting up parks with red and blue lights. Actually, this isn’t some B grade action movie – it is, in fact, parkrun: Cops and Robbers!   On Saturday October 14th, numerous parkruns across South East Queensland…

Read more › News - 24th October 2017

Are you a parkrun Passionista?

We often hear and read about parkrun tourists and parkrun tourism. We hear about statesmen and the alphabet club, amongst others. Then there are the official parkrun listings of people that have toured the most in Australia (minimum 20 events) and in fact another for those that have toured most worldwide (minimum 30 events).  …

Read more › News - 18th October 2017

parkrun – An International Community

The parkrun community is most definitely a global one these days, with parkrun established in 18 different countries. The parkrun spirit transcends international borders with the parkrun concept being quickly and enthusiastically picked up by people around the world.   The fact that only one barcode is needed, no matter what parkrun you go to…

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