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Read more › News, Press - 17th July 2019

Australia to launch world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth will become the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launches this Saturday 20th July.   Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody when it opened in August 2018. The…

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Read more › News, Press - 10th July 2019

Home is where the parkrun Heart Is

Wadda Moolie everyone. Proud Juru woman, Leanne Paul, would like to yarn you something that is close to her heart – Community.   Once again, NAIDOC Week is here, and like previous years it prompts Leanne to reflect on the significance of community and how she is contributing to hers. Of course what comes to mind…

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Read more › Awards, Feedback, News, Press - 10th July 2019

Record-breaking parkrun for the Octogenarians!

It was the third annual Octogenarian get-together at Bushy parkrun in the UK on Saturday 6 July, with a record number of 48 men and women aged over 80 taking part!   parkrunning Octogenarian Richard Pitcairn-Knowles was one of them, completing his 350th parkrun, and he tells us more about the special day.   With…

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Read more › News, Press - 3rd July 2019

Continuing a Transgender Experience

We first met Ada Macey via the newsletter about a year ago, soon after she came out as transgender and had begun the process of transitioning. Ada was keen to share her experience at parkrun, in particular, to tell her story about the inclusive and accepting community at Chermside parkrun. We thought we’d catch up…

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Read more › News, Press - 26th June 2019

Joey’s Spirit

If there’s one young life to have seen more than a multitude of adults, it’s Joseph Oosterhoff from Quinns Rocks.   Looking at his youthful physique whenever he attends parkrun, one would be hesitant to think the 15-year-old has undergone numerous procedures for health conditions which have plagued him since birth – certainly none of…

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Read more › News, Press - 28th May 2019

#defibs4parkrun

With more than 50,000 people enjoying one of 360 parkruns around Australia EVERY Saturday morning, and almost 800,000 runners and walkers registered, parkrun has become, without question the largest, most significant and game-changing running event in Australia. And it’s happening each and every Saturday.   However, with this huge growth comes the associated growing pains,…

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Read more › Press - 8th May 2019

The Athlete’s Foot and parkrun – three more years

We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with The Athlete’s Foot will continue for another three years. Over the past 12 months, The Athlete’s Foot have been visiting parkruns all around the country. From volunteering and initiating wear tests at our events to helping celebrate anniversaries, they have been welcomed into the parkrun community….

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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 1st May 2019

We’re Hiring – Engagement Officer

From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.   In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Engagement Officer on a two-year contract to join our team on the Gold Coast.   Are you experienced working in community outreach and engagement?…

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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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