Donations to parkrun Australia
parkrun 4 everyone - we need your support
parkrun Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides weekly, timed 5km running/walking events to communities across Australia. Our events are inclusive, welcoming people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Our weekly format encourages people to commit to regular physical activity. Our events also promote positive mental health and wellbeing through building community and social connectedness.
Coordinated entirely by volunteers and 100% free to participants, our events remove the cost barriers often associated with organised activity. However, with no membership or weekly fees, we rely on sponsorship income to fund our operating costs. And these funds don’t cover the full costs associated with starting new events.
‘parkrun 4 everyone’ is an initiative designed to raise funds to fulfil parkrun Australia’s mission: to provide a free, weekly, timed 5km running/walking event to every community that wants one.
There is no master plan on when and where parkrun Australia will launch events. Events are initiated by individuals or groups who see a need for parkrun in their community. parkrun Australia provide information and support, with organisers set the task of finding $5,000 to fund the event start-up costs. Some events have great success sourcing funding through their local Council and other community grants. For others, raising this money can be a challenge, putting the launch of their parkrun event in jeopardy. parkrun Australia are asking the Australian public to support our new ‘parkrun 4 everyone’ initiative.
‘parkrun 4 everyone’ is run in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100% of funds will go towards the continued pursuit of our mission—to provide a parkrun event to every community that wants one.