News - 5th June 2023

parkrun head office is coming to NZ – please join us!


We are excited to let you know that Renee Gimbert, Managing Director, Glen Turner, Communications and Health & Wellbeing Manager and Renee Russell, Head of Event Delivery from parkrun’s Asia Pacific office will be in New Zealand in June, to hold a one-day parkrun Insight and Q&A session in Wellington as well as shorter evening sessions in Auckland and Christchurch.


We want to provide an opportunity to talk through any questions, comments, ideas and feedback you may have. Your insight is incredibly valuable to growing parkrun in New Zealand and we are keen to have you involved.


In true parkrun style, the format will be very simple. Our intention is to meet with as many parkrun volunteers as possible, and local stakeholders, to share our five-year strategy and how this relates to expanding parkrun in NZ.


The main event will take place on Saturday 24 June at:


Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
101 Oriental Rd, Oriental Bay, Wellington
10:30am for 11:00am start


The venue is booked until 4pm and the format will be informal, so people are welcome to leave early or drop in at any point. There will be light refreshments and plenty of networking time too!


We will also be walking, running and volunteering at Waitangi parkrun in Wellington on the morning of 24 June.


Additionally, we will hold the following shorter evening sessions:


Wednesday 21 June 6.30pm:

Takapuna Cricket Club
44b Northcote Road
Takapuna, Auckland


Thursday 22 June 6:30pm:

Novotel Christchurch Airport
Pukaki Room
30 Durey Road
Christchurch Airport


If you are planning to attend any of the sessions in Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch, we would be grateful if you could complete this short form to let us know which session you’ll be coming to and any accessibility/dietary requirements. People are welcome to attend without completing the form, it just helps to give us an idea of numbers.


The team will have a range of parkrun merchandise available to purchase at the sessions, so if you’d like to get your hands on the latest products and save on postage, please join us!



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