Read more › News, Press - 8th March 2018

It’s just something I do

This parkrunday, 10th March 2018, 84 year old Queenslander John Taylor will become the oldest parkrunner in the world to complete 250 parkruns.   JT, as he is affectionately called by his parkrunning family, started running at the age of 43. He refers to beginning the pursuit as his ‘mid-life crisis’ and he ran regularly…

Read more › News, Press - 28th February 2018

Welcome The Athlete’s Foot

parkrun Australia is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with The Athlete’s Foot that will see the two organisations collaborate to support local communities across the country. We are very pleased to welcome a new partner to the parkrun family who shares our ambition for creating healthier and happier communities.   The Athlete’s Foot are…

Read more › News, Press - 22nd February 2018

Milestone t-shirt update – February 2018

Last year we announced we would be bringing the production and supply of milestone t-shirts in-house, effectively taking control of a component of parkrun that has always proved to be difficult for third parties to manage.   The ramifications of that decision meant that we exited the partnerships that were in place with Tribe Sports…

Read more › News, Press - 31st January 2018

A second opportunity at life

Brett Orpwood doesn’t remember a whole lot from the parkrun before Christmas on December 23 last year. He knows he got a text from a neighbour asking to give her and some of her relatives a lift. He vaguely recalls getting out of the car, marshalling at the start line with his eight-year-old son Charlie…

Read more › News, Press - 1st November 2017

Connecting With Community

Medibank Free + Active ambassador Amna Karra-Hassan talks to Tim Oberg, CEO of parkrun, about how these free, weekly 5km runs or walks bring friends and family together to enjoy a healthy start to the weekend. Get moving with parkrun and become healthier, happier and more connected with your community!   Learn more about Medibank’s…

Read more › News, Press - 5th October 2017

International parkrun Day 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our 13th birthday this weekend, it’s hard not to reflect on how far we have come in such a short space of time. 13 runners and a handful of volunteers at our first event has grown into a global community of more than 2.5 million participants. And while the numbers…

Read more › Awards, News, Press - 14th September 2017

Beyond 500K…

During the week we passed another significant milestone in the short but eventful life of parkrun Australia, with our 500,000th member registering!   We have been eagerly watching this landmark get nearer and nearer in recent months so to finally get there is no mean feat and is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the…

Read more › News, Press - 1st June 2017

Medibank winner goes to Weipa

Last month we ran a competition with Medibank to ‘Experience your ultimate parkrun’. The response was enormous with entries from all over the country.   With so many worthy submissions, the team at Medibank had a tough choice in picking the winner but the intrigue of visiting, perhaps our most remote parkrun, got Jennine from…

Read more › News, Press - 31st May 2017

3 Lessons the ‘parkrun’ teaches about Attitude and Leadership

Parenting is leadership in its pure form!   According to statistics, approximately 8% of those who set New Year’s Resolutions actually achieve them. The numbers aren’t promising, but in 2017 I am determined to be one of the 8%. My NYR is simple:  I will go on a run every single day in 2017!  …

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