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Geoff-mack
Read more › News - 19th February 2019

Cardiac Athletes – Geoff’s story

First and foremost I’m a parkrunner. At the time of writing, I am not too far away from having completed 150 parkruns. I’m the Event Director of Pegasus parkrun, North Canterbury and am involved in a number of other voluntary roles.   I took up parkrun in December 2014 after suffering a severe Sudden Cardiac…

whangarei bridge
Read more › News - 12th February 2019

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Whangarei will celebrate their 3rd anniversary this Saturday, everyone is invited to go along to make it a memorable one!   Upcoming anniversaries Whangarei -  16th February Wanaka - 23rd February     Upcoming Events: WELLINGTON ROUND THE BAYS 2019 and Achilles International This is Achilles NZ’s first event for 2019 where we all come together as…

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Read more › News - 12th February 2019

Beginners Guide to parkrun

Often the hardest part for any first time parkrunner is making it to your first event. You’ve seen your friends or a family member post about it on social media for weeks, months or even years. You’ve always been curious but were never sure if you had what it took to run or walk 5km…

whangarei
Read more › News - 29th January 2019

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This month Invercargill and Wanaka will celebrate their first anniversary and Whangarei their third!   Upcoming anniversaries Invercargill - 9th February Whangarei -  16th February Wanaka - 23rd February     Upcoming Events: WELLINGTON ROUND THE BAYS 2019 and Achilles International This is Achilles NZ’s first event for 2019 where we all come together as an Achilles family…

Kapiti Coast
Read more › News - 16th January 2019

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Upcoming Anniversaries : Taupo  – 26th January Kapiti Coast - 26th January Whangarei -  16th February Invercargill – 9th February Wanaka – February – to be confirmed     Upcoming Events:  XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all…

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Read more › News - 1st January 2019

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Dunedin’s 5th anniversary is coming up and it’ll be Kapiti Coast’s 4th.  Taupo will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary this year!   Upcoming Anniversaries : Dunedin - January 12th Kapiti Coast - January – to be confirmed Taupo - January – to be confirmed       Upcoming Events:  XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and…

Ann Australia story
Read more › News - 1st January 2019

How parkrun saved a life

This amazing story of never giving up hope has been taken from a recent Australian newsletter of an an incredibly brave and courageous lady. Ann is definitely a winner.   How parkrun saved a life parkrun might not be a race, but every time Ann Guyatt from Toowoomba completes the 5km course at her home…

Kapiti Coast
Read more › News - 11th December 2018

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Kapiti Coast is having their 200th event this Saturday 15th December – there will be spot prizes and some sweet treats! They look forward to seeing everyone there, including their wonderful parkrunners pictured above.   Upcoming Anniversaries : Dunedin - January Kapiti Coast - January Taupo - January   Cancellations: Gisborne - 29th December 2018   Christmas and New Year’s…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2018

Date Line Double parkrun

If you’re looking for a challenge similar to one leg of ‘The Amazing Race’ then have a go with this – crossing the date line to be able to run two parkruns on one Saturday!   Roxie Paine completed the Date Line Double Challenge on 24th November completing Cornwall Park parkrun in Auckland first before…

east end runner and son
Read more › News - 27th November 2018

Event Profile – East End, New Plymouth

Erin & Trevor are the co – Event Directors of the new East End parkrun located in beautiful New Plymouth. They have just had their 10th event, but have already established a wonderful community of volunteers and runners which will continue to grow.   Erin explains how she first got involved with parkrun: I first got…

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