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Read more › News - 19th February 2020

parkrun profile: Dubbo

Dubbo is a rural regional city in the middle of New South Wales and if you drive about five hours north-west from Sydney, you’ll end up there. It is famous for the Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the Royal Flying Doctors Visitors Centre, which recently had a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2020

parkrun profile: Port Broughton

For parkrunners looking for an interesting mix of surfaces with no regular pavement, Port Broughton parkrun at the junction of the top end of the Yorke Peninsula and the lower edge of the mid-north in South Australia might be the perfect event.     Port Broughton is a small rural community about two hours north…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

parkrun profile: Goulburn

Goulburn is located in the southern tablelands in New South Wales and was Australia’s first inland city. The town features several historic buildings and landmarks, including the architecturally significant court house, the war memorial on Rocky Hill and possibly the most familiar and iconic – the Big Merino, affectionately known as “Rambo”.   Goulburn is…

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Read more › News - 13th January 2020

parkrun profile: Westerfolds juniors

Westerfolds junior parkrun, launched in May 2018 as part of a trial of junior parkrun in Australia, is held at Westerfolds Park in Melbourne, the same location as the 5k event.   While the “big kids” version of parkrun on a Saturday takes in a full, five kilometre loop of the picturesque park, junior parkrun…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2019

parkrun profile: Champion Lakes

Champion Lakes in Perth, Western Australia is a relatively new suburb that was created when a new regatta centre was built in the area.   The regatta centre is the main feature of the town, as well as the parkrun that now runs around it.   Champion Lakes parkrun, which turned three in October 2019,…

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Read more › News - 10th December 2019

parkrun profile: Bunbury

Bunbury is a picturesque coastal town in Western Australia, located 187km from the state’s capital, Perth. With a Mediterranean climate – an average temperature of about 26 degrees – it is the perfect base to tour the state’s renowned Margaret River wine region.   The city is surrounded by water on three sides – an…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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