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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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Read more › News - 19th June 2019

parkrun profile: West Beach

West Beach parkrun runs along the beautiful coastline then inland along the Torrens River. It sits between the more famous beachside suburbs of Glenelg and Henley and if you’re looking for a great crowd, beautiful scenery and a swimming beach, this is parkrun you should visit.   There are horses in the paddocks between the…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

parkrun profile: Canning River

The Canning River Regional Park covers both sides of the Canning River, Perth’s second main river, which joins the Swan River Estuary through its South-Eastern suburbs.   Canning River parkrun (CRp) is a circular course that takes in many of the park’s natural features. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. CRp opens an Event…

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Read more › News - 4th June 2019

parkrun profile: Panania

Panania is a beautiful aboriginal word meaning sun rising in the east and shining on the hills. The course starts at the ‘Field of Dreams Reserve’, so already from its name, Panania parkrun is setting expectations high. And it doesn’t disappoint.   Panania is located in Sydney’s South West, in the Canterbury-Bankstown area. Like many suburbs…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2019

parkrun profile: Parkville

Parkville parkrun takes place in Princes Park, just 3.5km north of Melbourne’s CBD. A short tram ride from the Melbourne CBD or potentially walkable if you’re feeling enthusiastic, so it’s super easy for visitors to get to.     Princes Park dates back to 1873 when it was reserved as parkland to be kept “for…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

parkrun profile: Shellharbour

Known as one of the hardest but most scenic events in Australia, Shellharbour parkrun is held in the picturesque Reflections Killalea Reserve, where you will also find two of Australia’s premier surfing beaches – Mystics and The Farm. Located within the suburb of Shell Cove, the Killalea Reserve was named after Edward Killalea, a dairy…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun profile: Riverway

In February 2019, a huge monsoonal rain lead to flooding in the Townsville and Burdekin region. Lives were lost, houses were ruined and thousands of families lost all of their belongings. Many families were displaced living in hotels or in lounge rooms of friends and loved ones as their homes were inhospitable. Riverway parkrun (along…

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Read more › News - 8th May 2019

parkrun profile: Blackbutt

Blackbutt parkrun is located in an amazing bushland setting in the middle of Newcastle – a Nature Reserve that is managed by Newcastle City Council rangers, who have been a great support to since launching in August 2013.   The Reserve has excellent facilities, with two separate children’s playgrounds, native animal and bird enclosure and…

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