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…

The parkrun global contingent in japan last year
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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