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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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