Read more › News - 26th November 2019

parkrun profile: Wyndham Vale

Not many other parkruns around the world, if any, can claim to have a rubber chicken as their mascot, but Wyndham Vale in Victoria can.   “Cluck Norris” as the chicken is affectionately known, can usually be found with the marshal who honks it at parkrunners to encourage them along the course.     The…

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

parkrun profile: Miles

Miles parkrun, about 330km north-west of Brisbane in rural Queensland, might be one to put on your list if you’re looking to update your PB.   The “mostly flat” out and back course is run entirely on a concrete path along Dogwood Creek, with plenty of shade provided by the overhanging trees. It is also…

Read more › News - 12th November 2019

parkrun profile: Yeldulknie Weir Trail

Cleve, on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, is not the sort of place you might expect to find a parkrun. Yet in April this year, Cleve’s Yeldulknie Weir Trail parkrun was launched and has been changing the lives of locals ever since.     Co-event director Tina Traeger said the farming town of…

Read more › News - 6th November 2019

parkrun profile: Koonwarra

When Koonwarra parkrun launched in November 2017, event director Ebony Knox was looking for a word to describe the community of Koonwarra and their acceptance of parkrun. “I came across the concept of HYGGE, which has become a bit of a buzzword,” Ebony said.   “However you pronounce it, “hue-guh” or “hoo-gah” it’s a Danish…

Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun profile: Eastern Gardens

For those who have visited Eastern Gardens parkrun in Geelong – they might already be familiar with some regulars who like to “hang out” at the course.   Hundreds of bats call the trees on the course home and on a couple of occasions, participants have been “lucky enough” to be “christened” by them. During…

Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

parkrun profile: Moree

Moree is known for their artisan hot pools, where the water comes from the ground at 38 degrees. They provide tourists with an ideal spot to unwind and relax, including weary parkunners who have just tackled the Moree parkrun course.   Moree is in north-west New South Wales about an hour south of the Queensland…

Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun profile: Bundaberg

Bundaberg might be well known for Bundaberg Rum, sugar and ginger beer but the regional centre 400km from Brisbane also has a great parkrun.   A southern gateway town to the Great Barrier Reef and a popular nesting ground for Loggerhead turtles, Bundaberg is situated on the Burnett River. The three laps of Bundaberg parkrun…

Read more › News - 8th October 2019

parkrun profile: Charleys Creek

Chinchilla might be the watermelon capital of Australia but it is also the home of Charleys Creek parkrun.     The vibrant country town is on the edge of the Darling Downs in Barunggam country, about 280km west of Brisbane. It is also the home of the “the big melon”, which sits next to the…

Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun profile: Sandon Point

At the right time of year, whales are a big attraction at Sandon Point parkrun.   Sandon Point is about 13km north of Wollongong in New South Wales. It is a place of significant Aboriginal importance, with evidence of it having been a meeting, ceremonial and burial place as long as 6000 years ago.  …

Read more › News - 10th September 2019

parkrun profile: Ocean View

If weaving in and out of vineyards to get your Saturday morning parkrun fix sounds appealing, then Ocean View parkrun outside of Brisbane might just be the perfect course.   Located between Dayboro and Mount Mee about 50km north-west of Brisbane, Ocean View parkrun is held on the grounds of the Ocean View Estates Winery…

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