Read more › News - 18th March 2017

Achilles Canberra puts its weight behind parkrun

Achilles Australia is a registered charity that facilitates training and participation in running and walking events. The majority of people they support are blind and visually impaired, and they aim to create an Australia where people with disabilities can enjoy the social, recreational and health benefits of an active lifestyle.   Achilles Canberra has a…

Read more › News - 15th March 2017

parkrunners saved my life

Chris Massingham is part of a very small percentage of people who survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest. In July last year, Chris was chatting to his daughter after finishing New Farm parkrun and had a cardiac arrest. With the help of his fellow parkruuners who performed CPR and called 000, Chris is still with…

Read more › News, Press - 15th March 2017

Welcome TomTom

From Tim Oberg, parkrun Australia CEO   This week I’m thrilled to welcome TomTom as a new National Partner, joining Medibank, Suncorp Bank and Stockland. This partnership has been over a year in the making so it’s a great feeling to finally get it across the line!   My first experience of TomTom goes back…

Read more › News - 14th March 2017

I #loveparkrun because…

As we approach our 6th anniversary in a couple of weeks it’s nice to look ahead and see what the future holds for even more parkrun celebrations. On Saturday in Leeds in the north of England, we discover a parkrun that celebrated a very special event.   The first parkrun to be established outside of London was…

Read more › News - 8th March 2017

Connect with your kids

I had the pleasure of spending 50 minutes with my daughter on Saturday and she talked the whole time, I couldn’t stop her. And didn’t want to.   I was reminded again that kids can make great running companions. 5km can be a long way for some kids and it’s important that you don’t push…

Read more › News - 8th March 2017

100th defibrillator on its way

Here is Guy Leech sending the 100th LIFEPAK CR Plus defibrillator to one of our events this week.   Thanks to Guy, Craig from Physio-Control, Scott from First Aid Accident & Emergency, Chris from the Australian Sports Foundation and, most of all, to all of the generous Australian parkrunners who have donated so far to our #Defibs4parkrun Australia campaign.   We currently have 212 events…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2017

We are hiring!

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown to be a major force in grassroots physical activity and community engagement.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint an Operations Assistant to join the team. Are you passionate about parkrun? Fanatical about finding solutions? Made to manage multiple projects at once? We want to…

Read more › News - 1st March 2017

Living, not merely existing

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017 in the UK, parkrun Global Marketing Executive Tom Fairbrother (on the left) shares his personal story with us, explaining how running has impacted his life and the role parkrun has in changing perceptions.   You may not know this, but eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental…

Read more › News - 28th February 2017

Mother’s Day Classic and parkrun Go Hand In Hand

If you’re looking for a double run on the weekend of May 13-14, why not add your local Mother’s Day Classic to your regular Saturday parkrun and register now.   The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is a walk or run that raises funds for breast cancer research and this year celebrates its 20th birthday,…

Read more › News - 20th February 2017

Japan’s Kagawa Nutrition University visits South Bank parkrun

As told by Dr Cynthia Cliff – Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development | QUT Faculty of Health   How wonderful the world is when you experience it through the eyes of others! Take last Saturday’s South Bank parkrun for instance.   Picture two dedicated and enthusiastic staff from the Kagawa Nutrition University in Japan;…

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