Read more › News - 23rd August 2017

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival competition

This was a very popular competition last year and thanks to Medibank it’s back!   Here is the chance for a lucky parkrunner to win a trip for two people to Melbourne and run at the 2017 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. Entries close next Thursday 31st. Ts and Cs do apply.   Prize includes: – flights to Melbourne…

Read more › News - 23rd August 2017

Historic medal on offer for parkrunners

Add to your medal collection with a limited edition, never-to-be-reproduced WARRIOR Run medal available to parkrunners, supporting Deek’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF).     The third annual Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run is on again and this year, parkrun has partnered with the IMF to get behind the event and get the country running!  …

Read more › News - 16th August 2017

The Evolution of the Running Scene

Steve Moneghetti discusses how parkrun has changed the Australian running landscape.    Steve Moneghetti has been heavily involved in Ballarat parkrun since the beginning planning stages almost three years ago. Since then, Steve has volunteered over 50 times and has run only twice. He is an integral part of Ballarat parkrun and encourages all ability…

Read more › News - 16th August 2017

Moving Communities

parkrun has come a long way since 2004. We are all part of the world’s biggest running event.   In Australia, we are growing every week. More events, more registrations, more run performances. But that isn’t what moves us.   We are proud to share this short video, narrated by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, that…

Read more › News - 8th August 2017

The Western Sydney Marathon

The Western Sydney Marathon takes place next month on Saturday 30 September. The event has fast become Western Sydney’s premier running event offering 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon races, while attracting numerous runners from local regions, interstate and internationally. It is one of the most affordable events on the running calendar making it…

Read more › News - 8th August 2017

How can athletics clubs benefit from parkrun?

 parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg, recently met with the the team from Athletics Australia to discuss how traditional athletics clubs can benefit from parkrun. They came up with the following pointers we encourage club managers to consider:   1. Get to know your local parkrun. Go to their events page and check where the nearest parkrun…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

Tash Fraser Sets a New World Record

Not many people can say that they have run 10 parkruns in a row. Even less people can say that they have done that distance on a treadmill. And only one person in the world can say that they have the world record for running 50km on a treadmill. And that person is Tash Fraser….

Read more › News - 1st August 2017


On the 29th July, Lake Joondalup parkrun held a very special parkrun, dedicated to a beautiful angel taken too soon; Alex Aitken. Alex (10 years old) sadly passed away on the 19th July 2017 in a tragic accident at the family home. Alex’s family are regulars at LJ parkrun and have been coming along most…

Read more › News - 26th July 2017

A note under the door

Last Thursday I flew down to Sydney at the request of Athletics Australia to present at their joint CEOs conference; a gathering of the Chief Executive Officers of each state athletics association. This was my first trip to Sydney in almost a year and I was excited about the opportunity to provide an update on…

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