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Read more › News - 23rd August 2019

A sense of belonging

Recently, in the middle of a cold and wet Saturday morning, regular parkrunnner Tash Vruink found herself wondering why it is that so many people get up every Saturday morning to attend parkrun. Tash tells us her thoughts…   I was recently down in Christchurch staying with a friend and after I dragged her out of bed early…

DAWN
Read more › News - 22nd August 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2019

parkdog of the week: Meet Herbie

My name is Herbie, I’m a miniature schnauzer and I will be 5 years old on 1 March.   There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside, smelling lamp posts and looking for cats to chase. My Instagram account is herbietheminiatureschnauzer and I have over 1700 followers from all over the world   Mum and Dad…

pippi
Read more › News - 16th August 2019

parkdog of the week – Pippi

This week we meet Pippi, who has just started attending Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun with her humans!   Hi I’m Pippi, a bouncy, high-energy kinda gal, brindle boxer to be precise.   I’ve been with my fambam since I was a wee pup, now I’m all grown up at 7 years old (nearly 8). I…

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Read more › News - 16th August 2019

A farewell to Noel and Lian

Paul Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun Founder and friend of Noel and Lian, shares how integral the pair were to the inception of parkrun New Zealand and the legacy that they will leave behind as they move on from their roles at parkrun New Zealand.    I’ve known Noel and Lian since before Caitlin and Kelly arrived on…

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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

Farewell and see you at a parkrun

As Noel and I step down from being Country Managers we’d just like to share some of our memories over the last 7 years.   At each parkrun around the country you have all brought special gifts and talents and we are so proud and thankful to have shared this journey with you. We simply can’t…

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Read more › News - 6th August 2019

parkrun Diary

Cancellations:  Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Anniversaries  Millwater – September East End – September   Continued parking problems at Whangarei: Unfortunately there are still some interruptions at the start of Whangarei parkrun and mid-August is the date now for completion. Parking is only available across the road at the cricket grounds parkrunners will need to allow an additional…

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Read more › News - 31st July 2019

parkrun Diary

Cancellations:  Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Anniversaries  Millwater – September East End – September   Continued parking problems at Whangarei: Unfortunately there are still some interruptions at the start of Whangarei parkrun and mid-August is the date now for completion. Parking is only available across the road at the cricket grounds parkrunners will need to allow an additional…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than 3.7 million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an old…

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Read more › News - 23rd July 2019

parkrun Diary

There are no anniversaries in August, but Millwater and East End parkrun will be coming up in September. Remember Cornwall Park will be celebrating it’s 7th anniversary tomorrow so go along dressed up (or not if you wish) for some cake and surprises. Cancellations:  Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon) Anniversaries: Cornwall Park – 27th…

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