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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

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

No barcode, no result, no exceptions

One of the key principles of parkrun is to keep it simple. We love that it doesn’t take much to take part in parkrun. One requirement we do ask is for you to bring along a printed barcode if you want a time.   parkrun is a global organisation with a database of over 5 million people….

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Read more › News, Press - 8th November 2018

The inmates behind prison parkruns

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want to access an event closer to home upon their release.   Shane…

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Read more › News, Press - 17th October 2018

Run The West

An exciting new event is coming to Western Sydney and it will provide parkrunners with an opportunity to run in our own ‘parkrun wave’ as well as help establish new parkrun events in key areas of Western Sydney   The inaugural RunWest – Western Sydney’s largest community festival will take place next March.  Join in for…

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Read more › News, Press - 11th October 2018

parkrun opens hearts and dialogue

As we marked the annual World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, 10 October, we took the time here at parkrun Australia headquarters to reflect on our own experiences and how we may have helped someone, anyone, through bringing awareness to the issue.   Last year our very own CEO, Tim Oberg, shared his personal experiences…

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