About Us

Castlemaine parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Downes Rd, Castlemaie, 3450. 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 at the Cafe re-Public (26 Templeton Street) - 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.


  • Run the Maine: Run the Maine Inc. is the organising body for the fun run event Run the Maine. This annual fun run is 5km or 10km event with money raised from entry fees donated to Castlemaine Health and also a 2km Run for Hannah event with funds going to Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. The fun run has courses that incorporate the Botanical Gardens of Castlemaine and surrounding bushland. Local businesses support the event with sponsorship. Run the Maine Inc. has always encouraged fitness and good health for all. We like to promote the reflection on valuing our health and utilising our good health to give back to the community, to the Hospital that supports us when we need. Run the Maine Inc. is proud to be involved in Parkrun Castlemaine to further promote and encourage all ages and abilities to connect with others in the community and make fitness fun. Run the Maine: Sunday 11th October 2015.

  • Castlemaine District Community Health (CDCH) : Castlemaine District Community Health (CDCH) offers a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness. Our objective is to design and provide programs and activities which ensure community members receive primary health, preventative care and support services which are accessible, responsive and a high quality. We seek to improve the health out-comes and general social well-being of people in Castlemaine and the surrounding region of the Mount Alexander Shire.We also work to empower individuals and community groups to achieve self-direction in personal health and community health. Services range from individual service delivery such as diabetes education and counselling, to walking groups, group sessions where people can learn, find support and meet others interested in learning about similar issues, as well as community work to support the wellbeing of the community. To find out more about the services we provide, call us on (03) 5479 1000

  • Edifice Construction: With over 16 years experience in the building Industry; business owner Dugald Campbell has a dedicated and reliable team of carpenters and tradesman ready to assist with all of your building needs. Specialising in new homes, renovations, extensions, decks and pergolas; Edifice Construction will manage your project professionally to ensure total satisfaction upon completion. For more information about our services please contact Dugald on 0409 935 378 or email dugald@edicon.net.au

  • Motivated Movements: Motivated Movements promotes a positive, inclusive, and encouraging approach to fitness. The sessions are about working to your own personal intensity and having fun along the way. Motivated Movements sessions are for everyone, no matter your age, fitness level or exercise goals. Every fitness session is held in an encouraging and positive environment. Everybody is encouraged to go their own pace and to have fun along the way. Motivated Movements caters to a range of fitness levels: clients who exercise regularly and clients who are just getting back into light exercise, everybody is welcome and encouraged to try their best. The sessions are held in the beautiful outdoors of Castlemaine.

  • C & G Marshall Electrician: We would like to thank C & G Marshall Electrical for their valued sponsorship. Craig is an Eco Smart Electrician and has been servicing Castlemaine and district for 32 years. C & G Marshall offer all manner of electrical as they hold Domestic, Commercial and Industrial accreditation. Craig continually attends industry training sessions to ensure his approach is of the highest standard. Craig and his team are proud to support Castlemaine parkrun and be a part of a health conscious and inclusive community activity. Please show your support for C & G Marshall Electrical for all of your electrical needs and call Craig on 0407844068 “No job to big or to small”

  • Castlemaine Veterinary Clinic: Castlemaine Veterinary Clinic is a well-equipped modern veterinary practice. Our veterinary surgeons are assisted by knowledgeable and friendly staff helping us to set the standards for excellence in veterinary care. Our aim is to provide the best possible veterinary care and after care, utilising state of the art equipment and up to date medical and surgical knowledge and techniques. Similarly, our aim is to provide a place where all pet owners can feel confident in the care their animals will receive. We are closely affiliated with Melbourne based specialist centres so that we can offer access to leading vets in all areas of veterinary medicine and surgery and behaviour. We offer a full range of veterinary diagnostics, care and preventative health measures. This includes in-house diagnostic imaging featuring digital radiology, in-house blood and lab work, full eye exams, a well-equipped surgical theatre, and 24 hour emergency consultations and hospitalisation.

  • Fit n Foxy Personal Training: Fit n Foxy Personal Training specialises in health & fitness for females. We conduct group training classes in the great outdoors, during day light savings, and indoor classes where women can feel safe, have fun, relieve stress, and building relationships by connecting with other women whilst improving their health and wellbeing. We also offer personal training one-on-one sessions in a private studio. So whether your goal is to: improve your overall fitness, reach & maintain a healthy weight, learn to run your first 5 ks, improve your speed at Fun Runs, run a marathon, relieve stress, increase functional strength, prevent injury or injury rehabilitation, complete your first triathlon, or create new & healthy habits & stick to them and most importantly achieve your goals - WE CAN HELP YOU. We now also offer you classes at Castlemaine’s Premier gym - Maine Fitness - for both female & male participates

  • Green Goes the Grocer: Your One Stop Organic Shop. Suppliers of certified organic and biodynamic fruit and vegetables. A huge range of dairy, meat, bulk dry goods and heaps more! OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY. Free Delivery service to Castlemaine and Bendigo. email us at info@greengoesthegrocer.com.au Phone: 03 5470 5511. 29a Templeton St, Castlemaine 3450.

  • Castlemaine Rotary: Contact Bill Maltby 0407349696 billmaltby@gmail.com