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Read more › News, Press - 17th April 2019

Prison-based parkruns set to launch in Australia

Prisoners in Australia are set to participate in weekly parkrun events for the first time from this Saturday (20th April) with HM Prison Dhurringile in Victoria becoming the first correctional facility in the southern hemisphere to host a parkrun.   The prison in central Victoria is a minimum-security mainstream facility that covers 420 acres and…

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Read more › News, Press - 3rd April 2019

Escape to parkrun

Mount Barker parkrun recently celebrated its 5th birthday and whilst the event attracted lots of visitors, one, in particular, stood out – and not just because he was visiting from a South African parkrun.   Paul Kitching, aka PK, is one of the Run Directors at Mount Barker parkrun. This is his recount about how…

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 3rd April 2019

2 milestones; 8 years apart

Eight years ago this Saturday, the 2nd of April 2011 to be precise, an event occurred that would go on to change my life, and in time perhaps yours also, forever; the launch of Main Beach parkrun, the first parkrun event in Australia (and the Southern Hemisphere).   When I think back to that day…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th March 2019

Three more years of Medibank Free + Active and parkrun!

Ever since our friends at Medibank came on board, parkrun Australia has surpassed all expectations and goals, impacting a number of individuals and communities we could only dream of.   And so, it’s with much excitement that we announce Medibank will continue their partnership with us as the National Health and Wellbeing partner of parkrun…

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Read more › News, Press - 20th March 2019

parkrun Japan

On Saturday 6 April, Japan will become the latest country to join the parkrun family, with the launch of Futakotamagawa parkrun in Tokyo.   parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE tells us the story behind the birth of parkrun Japan…    In October 2017 we were approached by Sumitomo Life with regards the possibility of starting parkrun in Japan, they were also preparing to launch the…

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Read more › News, Press - 14th March 2019

Social Prescribing Day

Today is International Social Prescribing Day, which highlights the importance and significance of the health sector in using non-medical referral options to improve the health and wellbeing of patients. Options such as parkrun.   Here in Australia, parkrun is keen to build on the groundbreaking #parkrunPractice initiative that was developed by parkrun UK in collaboration…

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Read more › News, Press - 13th February 2019

Modern Love

It seems like the most unlikely of locations to find love, but parkrun has brought many couples together around the world.   Port Macquarie couple, Kylie Scott Young and Kiel Bigeni met just before Valentine’s Day last year at their local parkrun and after one thing led to another, the couple are due to be…

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Read more › News, Press - 1st February 2019

On the Path to an Active Lifestyle

parkrun Australia will receive a Better Ageing grant of more than $1.8 million from the Liberal & Nationals Government to encourage more older Australians to live active lives.     Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, announced the grant when she joined hundreds of people enjoying a morning parkrun event in Launceston on Saturday. “The…

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Read more › News, Press - 2nd January 2019

2018 Year In Review

2018 was another exceptional year for parkrun in Australia.   Statistically, we continued to grow in every key metric whilst continuing to deliver an incredibly high standard of free, weekly, timed 5km events in all corners of the country. Obviously, this simply couldn’t be done without the continued enthusiasm and passion of our thousands of…

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