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Read more › News - 29th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

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Read more › News - 28th November 2022

Porirua parkrun on the move

Porirua parkrun is on the move to a new location – and with it, a new identity.   A $136 million development of 2,000 new homes near Bothamley Park means the park will be out of action for up to two years to enable wastewater infrastructure works.   The parkrun is one of New Zealand’s…

Read more › News - 28th November 2022

Bring on 1,000 parkruns

Have you ever wondered who has completed the most parkruns, or who has the most volunteer credits? You’re about to meet Darren Wood and Nicki Clark!   Some might be surprised to learn that neither parkrunner was at the first parkrun event back in 2004. But ever since Darren and Nicki started, they have never looked…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2022

Busting your volunteering myths

From our research on volunteering at parkrun this year, we identified eight common myths that can sometimes prevent people from volunteering. We aim to bust those myths once and for all, to ensure everyone, no matter your age, ability or background, knows they are welcome at parkrun. Here they are!   1) Not sure how…

Read more › News - 15th November 2022

parkrun South Africa’s 11th birthday!

Last weekend, parkrun South Africa turned 11 years old, and what an amazing 11 years it’s been! To celebrate, Bruce Fordyce, the President of parkrun South Africa reflects on how it all started, and how far we’ve come.   I think it was a day in December a few years ago when I inadvertently intercepted a…

Read more › News - 15th November 2022

30,000 reasons to get out of bed

Jan Sherley has 30,000 examples of why she gets out of bed on a Saturday morning.   As sure as the chance of the bridge rising on a high tide, the amateur photographer is just as guaranteed to be somewhere along the Whangarei parkrun course with her camera in hand.   Jan’s first parkrun was…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2022

We are recruiting Event Ambassadors!

parkrun New Zealand is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as parkrun Ambassadors.   We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities. Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and trust parkrun’s…

Read more › News - 9th November 2022

parkrun profile: Invercargill

For a while, Invercargill parkrun was a sought-after parkrun for challenge collectors. Not for its ‘I’ but for the fact it was the world’s most southern parkrun.   That mantel was lost when Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun launched, but still, Invercargill remains New Zealand’s most southern (and westerly) and an event to visit in its…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2022

Introducing: Strength & Conditioning

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….

Read more › News - 2nd November 2022

A parkrun wedding

When Geoff Gilfedder and Tania Harris showed up for Foster parkrun on the day of their wedding, they didn’t expect to give parkrun-styled vows.   The couple were married in Methven on that Saturday evening, but it was their weekly parkrun that set the tone for the day.   A group of parkrun secret squirrels…

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