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…

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…

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…

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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