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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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Read more › News, Noticeboard, Press - 2nd January 2019

We’re Hiring – Operations Assistant

We’re looking for an Operations Assistant to join the parkrun team in the Gold Coast office.   From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with the community at its beating heart.   Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, we deliver free, weekly…

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Read more › News, Press - 19th December 2018

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

In our last newsletter before Christmas, our Global Head of Communications, Russ Jefferys, discusses why exercise should never be used as punishment   It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has…

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Read more › News, Press - 19th December 2018

Christmas Day parkruns

For most it’s a time for family and friends and festive cheer. But for some, Christmas can actually be quite a lonely time of year. This is where the parkrun family come into play. Not only is the free 5km run or walk an opportunity to get out and get fit each Saturday morning, parkrun…

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Read more › News, Press - 12th December 2018

How parkrun saved a life

parkrun might not be a race, but every time Ann Guyatt from Toowoomba completes the 5km course at her home of South Toowoomba, she feels like a winner.   Four years ago Ann, 74, found out she had a very aggressive form of cancer. She credits her recovery and ability to keep bouncing back to…

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Read more › News, Press - 5th December 2018

Back on track: one inmate’s story of how parkrun is reaching through bars

When you consider that prisoners are cocooned in concrete and steel for most of the week, the appeal of an outdoor run in a green space might seem obvious. But talk to the men here and you realise that, for many of them, doing parkrun is about more than just getting some fresh air and…

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Read more › News, Press - 21st November 2018

A Reason to Run

With partial paralysis down the right side of her body since birth, and living with epilepsy since her father died 25 years ago, Nicole Gallina is no stranger to challenges.   As a child, her parents were firm about one thing – never allowing her to use her disability as a limitation. They encouraged her…

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