About Us

Blackbutt parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Richley Recreation Reserve, New Lambton, New South Wales, 2305. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Blackbutt Hotel on Orchardtown Rd, which is a leisurely 800m walk from the finish line and serves great coffee, cooked breakfasts and has lots of parking - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


  • Blackbutt parkrun: The proposed parkrun group has developed a number of names for different sections: Emu Alley, Blueberry Burn, Deadman’s Drop and Daytona Corner just to name a few.