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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…

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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.  …

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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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Read more › News - 13th August 2019

parkrun profile: Orange

Orange is in the central west of New South Wales with a population of about 40,000. Extinct volcano Mount Canobolas, which stands at 1390m and is 13km from the town, provides fertile soil for the orchards and vineyards in the region.   Orange is also the birthplace of the great Australian poet, Banjo Paterson, but…

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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun profile: Wimmera River parkrun Horsham

Horsham is nestled three hours west of Melbourne and four hours east of Adelaide on the Western Highway, not far from the Grampians National Park. It is the capital of the Wimmera region and a vibrant rural city of about 20,000 people. It is surrounded by grain and sheep farming and agriculture research and export…

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Read more › News - 31st July 2019

parkrun profile: Mernda

Mernda, about 27km from Melbourne, is on the rapidly growing northeast fringe of the city.   In the local Wurundjeri language, Mernda means “earth” and when you visit Mernda parkrun, you get to run on many different varieties of the earth’s surface, with some hills thrown in for good measure.     The two-lap course…

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Read more › News - 24th July 2019

parkrun profile: Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun, Mirboo North

Mirboo North is a picturesque, small community town perched in the hills of the Strzelecki Ranges between the Latrobe Valley and the south coast of Gippsland.   It also boasts one of parkrun Australia’s newest events, Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun.   The town has a vibrant community with a rich history and many markers…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2019

parkrun profile: Coburg

Coburg is in the busy inner north of Melbourne. The parkrun is located at Coburg Lake, directly opposite the old Pentridge Prison. The lake used to be a quarry where the prisoners worked, making it quite an interesting and unique place to have a parkrun.     The out and back course follows Merri Creek…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

parkrun profile: Wagga

About halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, Wagga Wagga – or Wagga to the locals – is a growing regional city on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Even better, the rural town has a parkrun.     Wagga Wagga means “place of many crows” in the Wiradjuri language and is NSW’s biggest inland city, largely…

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