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Read more › Uncategorized - 19th February 2020

How does parkrun actually work?

You’ve heard of parkrun and are thinking of coming along, but you’re not quite sure how it works…   We’ve put together this handy guide, taking you through parkrun step-by-step!   1. Signing up   It’s completely free to register and you only need to sign-up once. Simply complete this form and then either print…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 19th February 2020

Love on the ‘park’run

It’s the time of year when we see more and more couples choose their local parkrun event to celebrate or find love.   Maybe it’s all those endorphins from walking and running, or perhaps getting outdoors amongst the close-knit communities of parkrunners is the feel-good catalyst – but romance is blooming alongside the native flora at…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 4th December 2019

Moments like this

Alfie Grice was born with a rare birth defect that means he has severe developmental and learning difficulties.   His dad, Mark, tells us how important parkrun has been for Alfie, and the special moments they have experienced together as a family in their local park.   My son Alfie, aged six, was born with…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 1st December 2019

Blackmores: terms and conditons

1. The promoter is: parkrun Australia (PARKRUN INC. ABN 23 199 156 745 Unit 11a Minnie Central 82-86 Minnie St Southport QLD 4215)   2. The competition is open to residents of Australia, aged 18 years or over except employees of parkrun Australia and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 3rd April 2019

parkrun profile: Urunga

Urunga (pronounced Oo-run-ga), is derived from the Gumbaynggir word Yurūnga (pronounced Yu-roon-ga), which is derived from the word for long yurūn in reference to “long white sands”.   Located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, about a 25-minute drive to Coffs Harbour with a population of around 3000 people, Urunga is famous for the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 6th March 2019

parkrun profile: Yokine

Yokine Regional Open Space is the home to Yokine parkrun. It is 6.8 km from Perth city centre, and the whole park covers a large area, has a 4km loop around the whole park and is home to numerous community groups.   Every week the park will have football, cricket, softball and even ultimate frisbee clubs…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 12th February 2019

parkdog of the week

Luna recently graduated with her owner Annika to their 50 milestone at St Lucia parkrun.   St Lucia parkrun is located on the grounds of The University of Queensland, so the gown and cape seem appropriate.

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Read more › Uncategorized - 1st November 2018

parkrun profile: Mt Clarence

It never rains at Mt Clarence parkrun!   Well, maybe not but there is nice cool running weather, which is perfect for the challenging course. The course winds around the side of a mountain just above the sea and has truly spectacular views, which at the right time of year often include whales. It is…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 2nd October 2018

Free and Active Year one update

Last month Medibank Free + Active launched parkrun event #40 of #40 at Eastern Gardens in Geelong, as part of their year 1 commitment to roll out 40 new parkruns across the country in 12 months and get 250,000 people active in the first year of the program.   We’re excited to say that they…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 2nd May 2018

Western Sydney Marathon discount for parkrunners

Following on from the success of last year, the Western Sydney Marathon is once again predicted to attract record crowds with registrations now open for the event on Saturday 2 June.   Situated in Penrith, the marathon is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains…

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