Read more › Uncategorized - 24th March 2022

My journey to 400 parkruns

Corey Simmons began parkrunning at age 13, at Albert Melbourne, in December 2011.   Very early on, he was drawn to the inclusiveness and supportive nature of parkrun, and Saturday fast became his favourite day of the week.   My first two years of parkrunning were typical of someone my age, I’d go out too…

Read more › Uncategorized - 1st September 2021

NWDP Transcript

The following is s transcript of the video from our Deaf and CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) volunteers. Please note that the video is muted (no sound) .     Hello everyone. Happy Saturday. My name is Margaret, one of Penrith Lakes parkrun Run Directors and I am Deaf. Today Northern Territory people are lucky because…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th May 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 25 May

It was fantastic to welcome back ten events across the USA last Saturday, the sixth country to see events restart since the suspension of all parkruns worldwide last March.   In total, 725 events took place last weekend, with just under 70,000 participants walking, jogging, running and volunteering, including nearly 3,500 people attending a parkrun…

Read more › Uncategorized - 26th November 2020

Two seconds at a time

Deborah Biggs was encouraged to take part in parkrun when the band she plays in staged a ‘parkrun takeover’. Here she tells us how she’s gone from being terrified, to not being able to wait for parkrunday every week.   I did my first ever 5k about five years ago, a Race for Life which…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th March 2020

Eukanuba shirt redemption

To receive your Eukanuba™/parkrun shirt simply send your receipt (proof of purchase), size and postal address to: Eukanuba™ – MARS Tower 1, Level 23, 727 Collins Street Collins Square, Docklands, VIC 3008   See below for unisex size guide:  

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…

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…

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…

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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