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!  …

Read more › News, Press - 5th April 2017

Experience your ultimate parkrun with Medibank

Win a trip to any parkrun in Australia.   The prize includes return airfares from your closest airport to the airport closest to the parkrun event you choose. Transport from the destination airport to your hotel. One night of twin share accommodation.   Enter here:    Entry is only open to Australian residents aged 4…

Read more › News, Press - 15th March 2017

Welcome TomTom

From Tim Oberg, parkrun Australia CEO   This week I’m thrilled to welcome TomTom as a new National Partner, joining Medibank, Suncorp Bank and Stockland. This partnership has been over a year in the making so it’s a great feeling to finally get it across the line!   My first experience of TomTom goes back…

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Read more › News, Press - 29th November 2016

Same start time every Saturday

Every year about this time as the weather is starting to heat up we get requests to change the start time of certain parkrun events so they can be held earlier. Whilst this seems okay in theory, it goes against one of the key principles of parkrun; that all events are held in the same…

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