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 - 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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th April 2018

Be a part of the inspiring 777 Marathon journey and help protect Aussie kids!

There is something special about the 777 Marathon: It is not a competition and, just like at parkrun, you do not have to be an athlete to take part. All you need is the will to do something good and the drive to protect Australian children from sexual harm.    Registering as a STATE RUNNER for the 777 Marathon is super easy….

Read more › Uncategorized - 8th March 2018

Debbie’s parkrun journey

Debbie Howe from Medibank’s Tech & Ops team completed her first parkrun last month. We recently spoke to Debbie about her motivation and parkrun journey.   How did you first hear about parkrun? My local Healthy Mummy Facebook group host often posted notifications about meetups in Sunbury for parkrun. Then I returned to work after…

Read more › Uncategorized - 26th September 2017

The easiest way to create a new habit

It’s easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.   Some say making healthy lifestyle choices is all about willpower and determination. And for many of us, that’s enough to give up before we even start.   In her bestselling book Better than Before, author Gretchen Rubin suggests the…

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