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…

Read more › Awards, News, Press - 21st March 2018

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

There are just 2 weeks until the 2018 Commonwealth Games start on the Gold Coast, however some special parkrunners haven’t been waiting to get involved as they’ve been nominated to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read on to learn more about them and the stories behind their nominations as we follow the baton…

Read more › News, Press - 8th March 2018

Women of parkrun

Sometimes after you have become a mother, it can feel like you have lost a part of yourself. You are grateful that you have gained so much, but there can be a part of you that feels like you have lost your identity; or that it has been replaced with a new identity as a…

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…

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