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Read more › News, Press - 6th November 2019

Celebrity Bev

We don’t have many celebrities at parkrun but Bev Vallance from Rosebud parkrun is making a case to be our most widely recognised parkrunner.   Bev has recently starred in a TV commercial from our friends at Medibank and is learning to manage her newfound fame. It’s a long way from when she first started…

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Read more › News, Press - 19th October 2019

Tarrengower Women’s Prison in Victoria launches parkrun

Tarrengower Prison in central Victoria has become just the third women’s correctional facility in the world to introduce parkrun.   Tarrengower is the only minimum security female prison in the state and focusses on preparing women for their release. It provides a maximum of 72 residents with programs and employment opportunities, allowing them to build…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st October 2019

parkrun offers wholehearted welcome to walkers

parkrun Australia and Heart Foundation Walking have teamed up to mark Active Ageing Week by encouraging more walkers to join in at their free local parkrun event.    Active Ageing Week, which runs from 1-7 October, aims to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities in a safe and…

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Read more › News, Press - 30th September 2019

Survey reveals health professionals prescribing parkrun to boost Australia’s health

A survey of almost 3,000 Australian-based health professionals has revealed the extent to which patients are being signposted to parkrun events around the country, as an alternative to more ‘traditional’ medication or to complement existing treatment.   Almost 2,000 of those surveyed (69%) revealed they currently prescribe parkrun in a professional capacity, with 87% of…

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Read more › News, Press - 23rd September 2019

parkrun Netherlands launching in 2020

Exciting news: parkrun is coming to the Netherlands!   In 2020, parkrun will be launching in the Netherlands, becoming the 22nd country in the parkrun family.   We are in the process of confirming start dates and locations, but there has been an overwhelming amount of interest from all over the country. Plans are currently…

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Read more › Press - 18th September 2019

6th Event for parkrun Japan

parkrun continues to grow throughout Japan with the 6th event ready to launch on 28th September in Matsuyama.   Horinouchi koen parkrun will launch with parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Tim Oberg in his new role as Asia Pacific Strategic Director participating.   Matsuyama is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island. and has…

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Read more › News, Press - 11th September 2019

junior parkrun ready to launch

In April last year, as part of a 12-month pilot, we launched our first junior parkrun event at Southport on the Gold Coast. Subsequently, there were two more events set-up at Westerfolds in Melbourne and Cannonvale in the Whitsundays.   As a result of the success of these events, and with thorough and careful consideration…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th August 2019

Scrubbing in to volunteer at parkrun

Volunteer takeovers at parkrun are not an unusual occurrence. Often its running groups or families that participate in parkrun and decide to take on all the volunteer roles.   On August 10th, Bundaberg parkrun was taken over by students from the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School led by Academic Lead (General Practice) Therese Ryan…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st August 2019

Curl Curl welcome Blackmores

It was only fitting to welcome our newest partner into the parkrun Australia family on a perfectly sunny Sydney morning last Saturday. We are thrilled to have Blackmores join us to ensure that we continue to provide free weekly events around the country.   Interim Managing Director, Blackmores Australia and New Zealand, Eric Jeanmaire, joined…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th August 2019

parkrun Australia partners with Blackmores

parkrun Australia is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Blackmores as part of its ongoing commitment to help inspire Australians to keep moving.   parkrun Australia CEO, Tim Oberg said, “Our parkrun communities bring locals together from all walks of life and break down the barriers to regular physical activity. “We’re thrilled that…

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