Read more › News, Press - 10th October 2018

Research reveals benefit of parkrun on mental health

The impact of parkrun on mental health extends far beyond physical activity and has the potential to support people outside of traditional mental health services, according to new research conducted by Staffordshire University.   People with mental health difficulties are among the most socially excluded people, and social exclusion is associated with poorer physical and…

Read more › News, Press - 18th September 2018

Blind parkrunner hits Berlin Wall

Melbourne based parkrunner Simon Watharow, visited Germany to run the Berlin Marathon last weekend. Obviously, he also came to check out the local parkrun scene in Germany, which is one of the fastest growing countries in the global parkrun family.   Simon is vision impaired and to conquer the marathon, Simon formed a team with…

Read more › News, Press - 9th August 2018

An adventure of a lifetime

Last weekend Emma Nicholson packed her bags and five extras and made the long trip to our Doomadgee parkrun launch.   It was a late Friday night while scrolling idly through my Facebook feed, that the post caught my eye. My friend Mel has posted an offer to drive from Mt Isa to Doomadgee for…

Read more › News, Press - 26th April 2018

junior parkrun has arrived

Last Sunday was one of THE great days in the short history of parkrun in Australia. It was the culmination of 2 years of hard work. It was the beginning of something that will have a major impact on my family and others all over the country. It was the launch of junior parkrun…  …

Read more › News, Press - 26th April 2018

7 in 7

This Saturday will see two significant milestones for parkrun in Australia. We will launch seven events in seven states and territories in one day, something that has never happened anywhere else in the world. These new events will take our total number of events to over 300.   All of this is made possible thanks to…

Read more › News, Press - 9th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…


parkrun Australia to turn 7 at Main Beach!

The Gold Coast will be abuzz this weekend and we are not just referring to the Commonwealth Games!   This Saturday parkrun Australia celebrates its 7th Anniversary as we in turn recognise the anniversary of the launch of our inaugural event, Main Beach parkrun.   We’ll also be helping our partners from Athletics Australia launch…

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