Christmas and New Year Day

We are pleased to announce that Dubbo parkrun is holding a special Christmas day AND New Years Day parkrun. We will start at 8am as normal.

parkrun relies on the love and support of volunteers every week. If you're interested in volunteering on these days, please comment below, send us a private message on Facebook, or email us


Results delay – 5th May 2018

Results are processed from Dubbo.

There is a bit of a delay with the UK processing system so emails might be a while.

Have a great weekend!


Dubbo parkrun cancelled 21st Oct 2017

Dubbo parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 21st October 2017 due to NSW Disc Golf. We will resume as normal the following Saturday 28th October 2017. We apologies for any inconvenience caused, we have been advised by council that we have to cancel.

There are a few neighbouring parkruns we encourage you to visit:

  • Orange (celebrating their first anniversary on the 21st)
  • Mudgee
  • Bathurst
  • Lithgow
  • Singleton
  • Tamworth

Dubbo parkrun special event Christmas Day Monday 25th December 2017

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding an extra parkrun on Christmas Day Monday 25th December 2017. This would not be possible without the amazing volunteers that put their hand up to help out - thank you!
It will still be at 8am at Sandy Beach Park as normal.

We will still have a normal parkrun on Saturday 23rd December as well. Even if you aren't in Dubbo, keep checking on the Christmas Compendium, there may be an event near you:

Hope to see you there!


Run Report – Event #107 – 19th August 2017

Event 107

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. The weather conditions were pretty good, although a bit windy!

Can we please ask everyone to be at the main briefing at 750am then the start line before 8am ready for the start, not up in the car park and running across joining in up near the toilet block area. 5km does start at the flags so if everyone could start there that would be great. We will have a couple of volunteers up near that area making sure everyone does the right thing.

Good luck to everyone competing in the Dubbo Stampede on Sunday. We hope you achieve your goals, whether walking or running. Please come to parkrun on Saturday, and enjoy a nice walk or run with lots of friends.

50 Club Award

Congratulations to the following new 50 Club members

Sunil Jacob
Leanne Toll
Serena Prout


We were 1 week early for Pacer week due to the Dubbo Stampede being on the last weekend of August. Our pacers are always a welcome sight for anyone trying to beat their PB.
Thank you to the following pacers

Nathan 22 Minutes
Josh 27 Minutes
Rod 32 Minutes
Liz 37 Minutes
Daryl 47 Minutes


A big thank you to Majella Bowling on the wonderful photos this week. You can view all of this weeks photos HERE. If you would like to be one of our volunteer photographers, please send us an email at and we can put your name down on the Roster.


Thank you to our champions from Paramount Tennis Club Dubbo who volunteered for us today. Paramount Tennis Club have volunteered 3 times as a group, fantastic effort to all and thank you to Phil Wheeler for organising.

Arunthy PAVAN • Brenda STEVENSON • Candice EDWARDS • Clara STEVENSON • Daryl RODDA • Elias KINSCHER • Emma GIBSON • Jessica CANCIAN • Joshua GIBBS • Liz MAZZER • Majella BOWLING • Manti MORSE • Melinda COLLETT • Miriam TAN • Nathan CROOKS • Phillip WHEELER • Rod ARCHER • Stephanie STEELE • Stuart ECKFORD

We have some volunteer spots available on the 23rd and 30th September.
Please email or see the Run Director at the Finish area and we will add you to the roster.


This week there were 31 people who set new PB’s.
Congratulations to the following:-

Geoff COOK
Gerard HART
Harrison WEEKS
Jason AYRE
Kristen COADY
Mikayla SMITH
Nathan WEEKS
Patrick HODGE
Rachael WATSON
Rebekah HOWARD
Richard TEGART
Scarlett WEEKS

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

We are thrilled to be nominated in the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce 2017 Rhino Awards for Dubbo's Most Popular Business. Last year we were lucky enough to be a top four finalist, can we do it again?? We need YOUR help, please vote for us! Please follow the link on our facebook page to vote for Dubbo parkrun. I am sure parkie would love to have the company of another rhino to come to parkrun with him every week!

Course Etiquette

Just a few reminders regarding our course rules

Please keep to the left at all times (unless overtaking)
Always overtake when it is safe to do, watch out for the oncoming faster runners on their way back before you cross to the right side of the path.
Children under 11 to run with an adult.
Adults to only walk with one dog
Adults with prams to only walk with one pram (and no dog)
Please be mindful when walking in a group that you don’t take up the whole path and watch for the oncoming runners on their way back
Our course is 5km (measured) so if you are doing the full course you are running or walking 5km and can officially receive a time at the finish. If you are turning early, cutting corners or not completing the whole distance, you are really not officially doing the whole 5km and shouldn’t cross the finish line to receive a time.
If you are new to parkrun but don’t think you can do the 5km, please only go as far as you are comfortable and turn around. If you do this please don’t cross the finish line to receive a time. We encourage all walkers to participate at parkrun and we have no finish time limit.

Children at parkrun

All children under 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guardians must ensure that children place themselves appropriately so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken at the start. This is to ensure the safety of your child. This is NOT negotiable and any child finishing without a parent or guardian after an initial warning will have their times removed from the results. If you have a speedy child and can’t keep up maybe you know someone that they can run with, alternatively, the child needs to run slower and stay with the parent. The same applies for a parent who runs faster than their child.

Running with Dogs at parkrun

Your responsibilities
Dubbo parkrun loves having our canine friends running with us each week. If you run with your dog at parkrun please read through the list of guidelines to ensure you and everyone around you have an uneventful run.
• Run only with one dog
• Be kept on a short lead or harness and firmly under control at all times during the parkrun event.
• Try and get your dog to do its business before the start
• Always pick up after your dog – carry poop bags with you at all times.
• Try to keep your dog on your left hand side (outside of the path). When people are overtaking and when the runners are coming back after the turn this will help to prevent any accidents.
• Dogs cannot be registered runners

Start Line

Asking everyone to self seed depending on their capabilities has been working really well. We ask that people pushing buggies and people with dogs start closer to the back so as not to trip or tangle any legs at the start. Once everyone settles into their pace, feel free to overtake whilst safe to do so.

Finish Line

Please only run through the finish line ONCE. If you have completed your run and you go back out on the course to help / encourage another runner, please don’t run through the finish line again. We have started the roped area well before the finish so please pull off the course before you get to that area. This will avoid confusion for the timekeepers and help keep the results processing accurate.

Finish Tokens

We need these back every week to enable our results to be all in order. Please remember to hand the finish tokens to the volunteer when you have your barcode scanned, please do not take it home as a souvenir.

We have added a new volunteer to the finish line area. This position will be the Finish Token Policeman. Hopefully adding an extra pair of hands at the scanning area will ensure we don’t have any of our tokens go missing.

If you have a token at home from a previous run, please bring it back and give to the Run Director. We will be so pleased to see!!

Post Run Coffee

Please consider joining us for a post run coffee and / or breakfast after your run at
The Def Chef in Macquarie Street. They are offering bacon and egg rolls / coffee combo as a special for all parkrunners for $8 or you can order off the menu. parkrun have a table set up there every Saturday, please come down and join us after the run.

Barcode Reminder

The most convenient way to carry your parkrun Athlete ID barcode is on a durable plastic key tag…. Attach it to your car keys, shoe lace, necklace, wristband or zip. The tags are small, robust and scan perfectly each and every time!! They can be ordered from:

DON’T forget when you have scanned your barcode at the finish, ALWAYS hand in your finish token. Please don’t take it home, we need them every week.

Dubbo parkrun

Event number 107
19th August 2017
This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Miriam TAN • Manti MORSE • Liz MAZZER • Phillip WHEELER • Rod ARCHER • Nathan CROOKS • Jessica CANCIAN • Daryl RODDA • Stephanie STEELE • Arunthy PAVAN • Stuart ECKFORD • Candice EDWARDS • Majella BOWLING • Elias KINSCHER • Clara STEVENSON • Emma GIBSON • Joshua GIBBS • Melinda COLLETT • Brenda STEVENSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Dubbo parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Lachlan TOWNSEND (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:49 - 9th time in 36 appearances.
Craig MAY (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:09 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Christopher STODDARD (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:28 - was first to finish once before.
Female placings:
Georgia CUDMORE (JW11-14) of Little Athletics, was first (28th overall) over the line in 24:36 - first time in 17 appearances.
Krystal LAUGHTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:42.
Peta COGGAN (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:52.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Lachlan TOWNSEND (JM11-14) – 79.61% for the time 17:49 (first overall).
Neil WEBSTER (VM55-59) – 76.45% for the time 20:06 (6th overall).
Greg JONES (VM50-54) – 75.90% for the time 19:55 (4th overall).
The male record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a time of 15:26 on 9th April 2016 (event number 39).
The female record is held by Paige CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 17:16 on 4th March 2017 (event number 84).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robyn BASMAN who recorded 90.22% (20:37) on 31st December 2016 (event number 75).
Dubbo parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 3,164 participants have completed 23,508 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,540 km, including 4,746 new Personal Bests.

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