Read more › News - 2nd September 2021

Not just a run in the park

Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking.   parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey, proving that participation in parkrun really does make people healthier and happier, and not just from…

Read more › News - 5th August 2021

Something for everyone

For Esther Stanier, volunteering at parkrun gave her back a sense of purpose, routine and a way to feel “useful”. Here she explains why, and recommends everyone gives it a go!   I am so proud to be part of the parkrun community, both as a runner/walker and a volunteer.   My first parkrun was August…

Read more › News - 1st July 2021

Celebrating Sue

Clare Valley parkrun stalwart Sue recently celebrated a double milestone. Not only did Sue complete her 100th parkrun, it was her 100th time as a volunteer, too.   Every parkrun needs a Sue – someone who is always ready and willing to volunteer at the last minute, someone whose name is on the roster multiple…

Read more › News - 3rd June 2021

Starting on a positive note

Like many, Gagan Dhingra was nervous about going to his first parkrun. He discovered parkrun about three years ago while out on a walk.   “One morning I was walking at Lochiel park and I saw a lot of runners and walkers and parkrun flags. I wasn’t sure what it was all about so I…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2021

Skills and mates for life

My name is Craig and I am the volunteer Event Director of Darwin parkrun and a member of the Australian Army Reserves. As someone who was born and bred in Darwin and loves to be active and helpful in my community, parkrun and the Reserves tick both boxes!   My parkrun journey started when a…

Read more › News - 20th May 2021

A family of volunteers

When it comes to Sydney’s McGraw family, parkrun is a family affair. And more often than not, a member of the family is pulling on the high vis to volunteer.   Bree and husband Stuart are both parkrunners at Panania parkrun in Sydney and daughters Scarlett, 11 and Ruby, 10 are both keen as well….

Read more › News - 20th May 2021

Do you volunteer?

How you choose to participate at parkrun, and whether or not you choose to go, is entirely up to you. Getting involved as a walker, runner, volunteer or spectator, parkrun means different things to different people on different weeks. What is consistent, however, is how we get involved must always be a choice.   When…

Read more › News - 12th May 2021

A magnetic personality

Margie Davis has the enviable record of a volunteer ratio of 1050% and growing!   Margie started with the fledgling Charleys Creek parkrun in September 2019 after she heard about the event. Her love of people and volunteering has taken over and is now an expert on nearly all the roles.   She has embraced…

Read more › News - 6th May 2021

Lauren always answers the call

If the call goes out at Greenway parkrun for volunteers, Lauren Lazic can always be relied upon to put up her hand.   Rather than seeing it as missing a run or giving up her time, Lauren said she just loved to help.   As a relative newcomer to parkrun – taking part in her…

Read more › News - 30th April 2021

All good things for Kate who waits

“I’m starting to think it’s me,” Kate Potter said after waiting more than a year to be Run Director for the first time.   It is understandable to have some anxieties before taking on a new role. As a first time Run Director at Mt Ainslie parkrun, Kate Potter had a range of concerns but…

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