Stanthorpe parkrun Gears Up for Christmas in July Celebrations
On Saturday a freezing -6 degree start to the day deterred all but 27 parkrunners, one third of whom were visitors from Brisbane and the Coast. Cameras and selfies were the order of the day as parkrun tourists took to social media to share photos of the thick frost that covered the ground. The weather really boosted the excitement for the Christmas in July celebration this coming Saturday 21 July. The annual event, now in its fourth year, attracts tourists from all over Queensland and interstate who come to run our parkrun and then spend the weekend touring the Granite Belt.
Expect to see a sea of red and green along the Quart Pot Creek as parkrunners swap their usual running attire for their most festive outfits. parkrun is free and everyone is invited and encouraged to pull out their Christmas costumes five months early to help build the fun atmosphere. First timers can register at www.parkrun.com.au and be at the Talc Street Gazebo ready for a 7.00 start. Santa will arrive at 6.45 am.