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About Us

Nepean River parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Tench Reserve, Penrith, NSW 2750. 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 at the Coffee Club - 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.

  • Piazza D’oro Espresso: In a relatively short period of time since it launched in 1998, Piazza D’oro Espresso has become one of Australia’s leading coffee brands, synonymous with excellent quality and taste.

  • UP Coaching: Formed in 2013, UP Coaching was founded by Head Coach Brendan Davies. From small beginnings it has grown to become the prominent running coaching provider in the region. Brendan,and his team of coaches, have a strong inclusive philosophy and cater for all runners of all abilities, from those taking their first steps through to the fun runner and elite athlete. UP Coaching has built a strong relationship with the community by offering a wide variety of training. With training ranging from sessions on the road, trail and track to strength and crosstrainingin gyms and in the pool, Brendan is able to accommodate for all runners. Parkrun has also been an important link. Based in the Penrith Valley and Blue Mountains, UP Coaching offers athletes Weekly Squad Sessions, Individual and Group Training Days, Individualised Coaching Programs, Technique Analysis, Strength and Conditioning Programs, Race Specific Consulting and 1:1 Training.