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About Us

Callaghan parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event 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, regardless of age or gender, 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 run, jog or walk 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 Forum Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new 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.

  • The Forum: Managed by NUsport, The Forum is a leader in providing quality health and fitness services to its community. Throughout its history NUsport has grown and succeeded because it understands and adds value to the role that sport and recreation plays within the University of Newcastle and the wider community. It has worked with students and staff of the University of Newcastle, sporting authorities and groups and with the wider community to promote sport as an essential part of life. Supported by the knowledge and experience of our highly skilled team, our activities and our programs are designed to help our community lead a healthy lifestyle. The Forum is actively part of its community and through partnerships we work toward the right outcomes for our members and the wider community.

  • UON Student Living: Going to university is a life changing experience and living on-campus is about embracing all of what university has to offer. All residents living on-campus at the University of Newcastle are supported by a dedicated team of residential staff and live-in student residential assistants who work together to ensure that each resident feels supported during their time at UON Student Living.