weekly newsletter 31st December 2013

welcome to the newsletter


In this week’s newsletter we celebrate Christmas in the best possible way, prepare to do the same as we welcome the new year and you nominate your favourite parkrun moments from 2013.

On Christmas Day I had the pleasure of attending Varsity Lakes parkrun with my son Jack and 55 other folk who had decided to start Christmas in the best possible way. Varsity Lakes Event Director Chris Channels had confided in me that he was a bit nervous as to whether anyone would actually show up for the Christmas Day run and I know that he and his trustee volunteer team were delighted with the enthusiastic turnout.

This parkrun passion wasn’t just confined to Varsity Lakes as 10 other events also held Christmas Day runs with a grand total of 1,061 parkrunners taking part. The 'biggest' Christmas parkrun attendance was at South Bank parkrun with 389, quite incredible really! All of this was made possible by our trustee Event Directors and 72 volunteers who gave up their Christmas morning to make it all happen. Thanks all, it was sensational.

Last Saturday was the final parkrunday for 2013. As such I posted a question to the parkrun Australia Facebook page asking for people to nominate their favourite parkrun moments from the last 12 months. The responses came thick and fast and I have listed a selection below.

Finally, thanks for all the lovely emails I received congratulating my wife and I on the birth of Evie. Now she is already 1 week old, where does the time go?

See you all in 2014!

Happy running,

Tim from parkrun Australia (get in touch)

p.s. Only 290 days until International parkrun Day 2014

Were you a first timer last weekend, or did you run a personal best? We would love to hear about your experience on email, @parkrun_au or on Facebook.

NYD parkruns


As I’m sure most of you are aware, many of our events are this year holding New Year’s Day parkruns. AMAZING! These runs are extremely popular in the UK and I’m sure will also be here in Australia. For a detailed list of who is doing what and when please check out our Christmas Compendium!

Bunbury Blitz


I grew up running - It was my life! I started running when I was 5 years old with our cross country club and was instantly hooked. Everything I did revolved around where I could run or when I could train even family holidays in Bali were planned fun runs! I loved every aspect of running and was more than happy for it to take over my life! I was injured competing in 2003 and took a few months off training and racing. A few months turned into a year as the injury wasn’t healing and a year turned into 10 thanks to frustration and laziness. After a few months of organising and pestering our Perth parkrun folk for help I managed to get Bunbury parkrun off the ground. Unfortunately I was in no condition to run 5km and a 500m warm up was a battle. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to run again... After event #3 and some peer pressure I pulled on the shoes and had a run (hesitantly) and although I didn’t make the full 5km without a walk the bug was bitten glory days relived. I have now had a few runs with our parkrun and training has picked up to 4 days a week again and the times are slowly getting quicker. I have even been talked into running our local half marathon in April. Bunbury parkrun on Saturday mornings is the highlight of my week and my reason to get out of bed and run again!
None of this would have been possible without the support of our parkrun community and the over whelming motivation from our group of happy Saturday morning parkrunners. I want to thank everyone that has motivated me to get running fit again - you have changed my life!

Steve from Bunbury parkrun

Your favourite parkrun moments from 2013


Kathy Rae - Impossible to pick just one. It was wonderful do Parramatta parkrun with 3 generations of my family and many friends.

Leanne Mcguinness - The support and encouragement I received from fellow parkrunners on my first run in May to get me across the line. I had never run 5k in my life and I felt like I was going to die but I made it and was very proud of what I achieved and the community I had stepped into.

Nyree Slatface - Having the balls to show up that first time. I rock last place!

James Costello - Yesterday I finally broke the 20min mark for the 5km run with a 19:58. It has been eluding me for the past 6 months what a way to end the year... That's got to be top of the moment list!!!

Gary Nisbet - My 50th parkrun at Sandgate’s 1st Anniversary with Caroline and David Nisbet & the Grandkids!

Paul Thompson - Get to run with my mates Ray and Andrew. We are born in 1958 and for the last few years get shirts made up. This year's theme is OL55.

Tricia Steele - Doing 10 different parkruns for the last 10 consecutive weeks of 2013 with my daughter Violet and her massive PB at Newy on the first of the 10.

Tim Baldwin - Running with my family at Berwick Springs parkrun.

Run through your New Years’ Resolutions and make them count


Well another Christmas has come and gone. Our bellies are full of good food and our cupboards are filled with all our new gifts. With the end of 2013 quickly approaching we turn our attention to 2014 and what we are hoping to achieve. Every New Year about 40% of us make Resolutions, but within 2 weeks 70% of us have fallen off the resolution wagon. So as dedicated parkrunners with sights set on new PBs and possibly with the latest GPS watch firmly placed on your wrist, how do we successfully keep our resolutions running and achieve what we set out to achieve?

Click here for a few easy ideas to help keep you running in the right direction for all of 2014!

Trish Russell from Enrich Health & Nutrition

Upcoming Special Events


January
4 - Rocks Riverside (Qld) launch
11 - Shepparton (Vic) & Pioneer (WA) launches
18 - Point Cook (Vic) launch / St Peters (NSW) 2nd anniversary

February
8 - Ipswich (Qld) launch / Lake Mac (NSW) 1st anniversary
15 - Kirra (Qld) 2nd Anniversary
22 - Tuggeranong (ACT) 1st anniversary

Feedback from the field


Jane Hamson - Last week my daughter received her 10-club certificate at Newy parkrun. She was so chuffed, and being clapped by over 300 other runners was pretty special. We've got to lead by example for our kids and what I love about parkrun is it's not only me showing her that being fit and active is normal but hundreds of us each week. The more the merrier! Thanks for the weekly newsletter Tim, and congratulations to you and your wife on the arrival of your little daughter - before you know it she'll have her 10-club certificate too!!!


Andrea Watters - Just did my 3rd Cairns parkrun on Saturday. My friend, Nadia Mead, got me into it and now I'm hooked. I have been recovering from a shoulder operation the last 4 months so my fitness took a dive. parkrun has not only been great fun but also has helped me focus on fitness goals. I have set a PB each time I've run and managed to get around the course this last time without stopping to walk. I am looking forward to more PBs and most importantly, having more fun!


Leah Rosevear - Congratulations Tim and Nicci on the birth on your daughter Evie, little sister for Jack. Awesome news. I work at Tweed Hospital - good place to be a patient as well. Have a great Xmas and New Year.


Tess Godsey - Congratulations Tim and Nicci. Welcome to the youngest freshest parkrunner! Tim, glad you appreciate child birthing feat. All the very best and a very blessed Christmas.


Scotty Imhoff - Excited that I can now be called a sub 17min parkrunner. A solo 16:58 at Tuggeranong parkrun in perfect conditions.


Tara Papworth - Popped my parkrun cherry last week at Albert Melbourne parkrun in Oz. Great event! Hurray for parkrun!


Annette O'Shea - Just a short message to say thanks for a great memory that Maitland parkrun provided this morning. Not having any idea (as per usual as we travel our great country), we were first hit with the beauty of your town and its surrounds. Then to experience the Maitland course, we can only ponder on the blessing we stumbled upon. The positive spirit of the run as evidenced by the warm welcome, high fives and cheers of encouragement, and the number of volunteers is credit to you all. Thanks again and all the best wishes to Maitland parkrun. p.s. I do not run to add years to my life, but life to my years. Better parkrun each Saturday than parkbed!


Tony Archer - On a visit from the UK primarily to witness my son complete an amazing Ironman race in Busselton I managed to squeeze in 4 park runs in 3 weeks. One in Rockingham, WA and three in the Newcastle area... Newy, Lake Mac (Xmas Day) and Black Butt. Every one a fantastic experience, brilliantly organised and a great atmosphere. Proud to have left behind 3 category records for M55-59 but most of all very grateful to the parkrun organisation, volunteers and participants that enabled me to simply turn up with my barcode and run in beautiful surroundings with fantastic people. Thank you.


Drop me an email if you have an interesting parkrun related fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners.

Volunteer Profile


Name:  Meredith Tucker

Age:  47

Home parkrun:  Main Beach

Occupation:  Race Director/Bus driver

Number of runs:  35

PB:  Proudly for an old girl 23.50

Number of times volunteered:  Around 7

Favourite volunteer role:  Finish tokens, love to see people finish.

What do like about volunteering at parkrun:  Giving is just as rewarding as doing and achieving. I know that sounds pretty deep, but the rewards you get and feel when you cheer or help people achieve their goal and/or feel good about what they are doing just puts a smile on my dial.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  How’s this for corny....All parkruns are memorable. At my home parkrun there is a 9 year old young boy who runs with his Dad. They run around the same times as me, but at different paces so most weeks it’s all about who comes in first, myself or Ethan and his Dad. They are a lovely family and a large part of our Main Beach family. Oh and I also dream a lot about receiving my 50-club parkrun t-shirt, A hunky surfer will ride in on a wave, walk over to parkrun and hand me the bright red t-shirt with a smile then disappear as quick as he came.

How can we improve parkrun:  I feel the volunteering works well, but I know that there are some people who are just a little shy. I challenge you shy people to volunteer just once a year. You will realise it’s just as good as running.

Reminders

Barcode reminder

barcode

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please click here to collect and print your barcode. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. To order your barcode on a durable plastic key tag as shown above please click here. #dfyb (don't forget your barcode).
No printed barcode, no result.

All questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club T-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered on our brand new support site

Volunteering at parkrun

We ask every parkrunner to volunteer 3 times a year. When volunteering you receive the maximum number of points towards the yearly competition.

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.

The parkrun Show AU

The parkrun show Australia

You can download your copy of the parkrun show Australia here. The parkrun show Australia is the free, weekly, timed podcast celebrating parkrun Down Under, hosted by Dave Robbo and Russ Jefferys

Our Sponsors

adidas investing in parkrun

all out performance

adidas has been focused on athlete's performance since the first running spikes were made in the 1920's earning the first Olympic gold medal in adidas shoes. Today, adidas is proud to be supporting parkrunners everywhere. Explore adidas running


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weekly newsletter 24th December 2013

welcome to the newsletter


This week’s newsletter is, of course, all about Christmas, ho, ho, ho!!!

On Saturday I attended Main Beach parkrun for the first time since June, oh how the time flies! The reason for my visit was that I was showing off the spiritual home of parkrun in Australia to Meaghan Jeffrey, the Head of Sports Marketing at adidas. As per usual Main Beach didn’t disappoint with a fantastic turn out of old and new faces, a 50-club shirt presentation and some of the best views of any parkrun course on the planet. Needless to say Meaghan was suitably impressed!

Tomorrow is of course Christmas and a number of our events are holding special Christmas Day runs. These are very popular in the UK and I expect to see some good attendances here too. I’m hoping to have a pram run with Jack at Varsity Lakes parkrun here on the Gold Coast. See below for further details of who is doing what and where.

Lastly, today is a shorter newsletter than normal as I have just returned from the Tweed Hospital where my wife Nicci gave birth this afternoon to our little girl, Evie Caroline Oberg… 11 days late! I must say, I have witnessed many amazing feats at parkrun over the last couple of years but it all pales into insignificance when compared to what women go through during pregnancy and childbirth. Mothers of the world, I salute you!

Happy running,

Tim from parkrun Australia (get in touch)

p.s. Only 297 days until International parkrun Day 2014

Were you a first timer last weekend, or did you run a personal best? We would love to hear about your experience on email, @parkrun_au or on Facebook.

Christmas & NYD parkruns


As I’m sure most of you are aware, many of our events are this year holding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns. AMAZING! These runs are extremely popular in the UK and I’m sure will also be here in Australia. On Christmas Day there will be events at:

Balyang Sanctuary (9am); Cairns (7am); Claisebrook Cove (8am); Fingal Bay (7am); Kalgoorlie-Boulder (7am); Kawana (7am); Lake Mac (7am); Parramatta (8am); South Bank (7am); Varsity Lakes (7am); & Westerfolds (8am).

For a detailed list of who is doing what and when please check out our Christmas Compendium!

Winners are grinners!


On Sunday we held the inaugural Brisbane parkrun Games, where Brisbane parkrun Event Directors, Run Directors and their families battled it out for glory.

We had teams from Cleveland, Logan River, Minnippi, Sandgate, Mitchelton, Bunyaville, New Farm and South Bank parkruns competing in an Egg and Spoon Relay, Three Legged Race, Tunnel Ball and Leaderball.

It was a closely fought battle, and all teams did their respective events proud, but in the end, it was the consistency of the Mitchelton team that pipped a hot challenge from both Sandgate (2nd) and South Bank (3rd) to take the glory to be overall winners. Mitchelton have taken home the perpetual trophy to put in their trophy cabinet until they come back to defend their title at the end of 2014.

A great way to mark the end of a massive year for parkrun in Brisbane. Here's to an even bigger 2014!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Gareth from South Bank parkrun

The Night Before parkrun


"T'was the night before parkrun, when all round the parks,
Not a runner was stirring, no sound and no "Hark"!
parkrunners all round, with plans in their head,
Their PB's abandoned, for fun times instead.

Their plans were for tinsel, for red and for green,
A grinch at a parkrun would just be too mean.
A Santa hat here, some Rudolph antlers there,
No Garmin was needed - we're all running bare.

With scanners all charged, and stop watches set,
And tokens all sorted, in case records are met.
The course is all set, the running is free,
Directors work hard, for you and for me.

So come with your friend, your dog or your pram,
A picnic to share, some nice Christmas ham?
A great year we've had, let’s all have some fun,
To a wonderful year we've had with parkrun!"

Gary Clarke from Tuggeranong parkrun

Upcoming Special Events


January
4 - Rocks Riverside (Qld) launch
11 - Shepparton (Vic) & Pioneer (WA) launches
18 - Point Cook (Vic) launch / St Peters (NSW) 2nd anniversary

February
8 - Ipswich (Qld) launch / Lake Mac (NSW) 1st anniversary
15 - Kirra (Qld) 2nd Anniversary
22 - Tuggeranong (ACT) 1st anniversary

Feedback from the field


Kat Sliwinski - Reading the weekly newsletter this is the first time I thought I would get in touch! My husband Michael and I are spending 5 weeks in Europe and the UK for our honeymoon. We frequently parkrun in Canberra. Our favourite is Gungahlin where I currently lead the points competition for women, whoo! Anyway we've added parkrun to our trip doing Cardiff last weekend and heading to Bushy Park this weekend. It’s awesome to see how different they run things here due to the larger crowds than I am used to in Canberra. Our times won't be great due to the copious amounts of food we are eating but it’s a run not a race right? Merry Christmas from the UK!


Olivia Coop - It was very cool to put the kids in charge of Cleveland parkrun last Saturday and they all did a fantastic job. Perhaps we'll make it a Christmas parkrun tradition!


Kellie O'Sullivan - I ran my second parkrun on Saturday – my first at Blackbutt Reserve in just over 28mins, then tried out the inaugural Belmont parkrun. I placed 1st in my age category, 5th out of the women and 62nd overall – in a PB of 24:44. Thanks parkrun organisers for hosting such a community-friendly event that people of all ages and fitness levels can participate in. Big thanks also to a friend of mine, Scott Northey, who encouraged me to give it a go and who has continually encouraged me / waited for me at the finish line – it makes a big difference having someone pushing you along!


Kassarna Ward - I would like to say a big Thank You to Riverway parkrun for helping me celebrate that start of my 30th birthday with a BANG. Hubby came first, our family from Rockhampton had a great time and as always I had my friend and parkrun buddy there to push me along though we more enjoyed watching the run from the wrong side of the river :)- It looked like it was going to pour on us when we started this morning but alas good old Townsville missed out again. Thank you to everyone that has and will make future parkruns happen, you have no idea how it has changed my life and the life of Tanya Ellis my running buddy. Together we are getting the word out there that you don't have to be super fit nor super fast to have a go. #loveparkrun


Drop me an email if you have an interesting parkrun related fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners.

Volunteer Profile


Name:  Dorothy Devlin

Age:  Old enough to know better than to tell the world.

Home parkrun:  Kawana

Occupation:  Enrichment Teacher

Number of runs:  5

PB:  30:58

Number of times volunteered:  4

Favourite volunteer role:  Barcode scanning and token sorting so far. Looking forward to being tail runner next week - it's getting a bit hot for me to enjoy a sweaty run, so a slow jog will be good.

What do like about volunteering at parkrun:  Being useful, even with stitches. And the way that the runners are appreciative of our efforts to record their times.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  Singing Happy Birthday to our 90 year old runner Norm and watching our runners come in the Saturday they wore their Hawaiian gear- an interesting collection of cross dressing going on!

How can we improve parkrun:  Get everyone to apply online, so we don't end up with too many helpers. And maybe give extra points for extra volunteer sessions, so that even the gun runners will offer to help occasionally rather than run.

Reminders

Barcode reminder

barcode

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please click here to collect and print your barcode. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. To order your barcode on a durable plastic key tag as shown above please click here. #dfyb (don't forget your barcode).
No printed barcode, no result.

All questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club T-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered on our brand new support site

Volunteering at parkrun

We ask every parkrunner to volunteer 3 times a year. When volunteering you receive the maximum number of points towards the yearly competition.

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.

The parkrun Show AU

The parkrun show Australia

You can download your copy of the parkrun show Australia here. The parkrun show Australia is the free, weekly, timed podcast celebrating parkrun Down Under, hosted by Dave Robbo and Russ Jefferys

Our Sponsors

adidas investing in parkrun

all out performance

adidas has been focused on athlete's performance since the first running spikes were made in the 1920's earning the first Olympic gold medal in adidas shoes. Today, adidas is proud to be supporting parkrunners everywhere. Explore adidas running


stockland investing in parkrun

building our future

Stockland is Australia’s largest diversified property group. We develop and manage residential communities, retirement living villages and retail centres – the building blocks of thriving communities. Explore Stockland



 

weekly newsletter 17th December 2013

welcome to the newsletter


In this week’s newsletter we salute our own Hunter Hero, say thanks to more of our amazing volunteers, and prepare to spread some parkrun Christmas cheer!

Last Saturday at parkrun we had no event launches or anniversaries for the first time in months but fear not, there is still plenty to report! Firstly, on behalf of the entire parkrun family in Australia I want to give a huge congratulations to Newy parkrun Event Director Dave ‘Robbo’ Robertson who was announced on Friday as the Newcastle Herald Hunter Hero 2013. The award, which recognises the extraordinary deeds of the unsung heroes living in the Newcastle / Hunter community, began in February with nominees appearing every Monday in the Community section of the Newcastle Herald. Robbo was recognized for being “a driving force behind the running revival gripping the Hunter, helping establish the popular parkrun events in Newcastle, Maitland, Speers Point, Fingal Bay and at Blackbutt Reserve.” Well done Robbo, you are a deserved winner and a truly inspiring ambassador for parkrun and the wider running community.

Next, I want to pay tribute to Ginninderra parkrun founders Russ & Jess Jefferys who on Saturday, after an incredible 86 weeks, said a fond farewell to their event. Russ and Jess are moving to Brisbane in the new year and I know it is with a heavy heart that they are leaving behind the great friends they have made in the nation’s Capital. They depart with a legacy of not just Ginninderra parkrun but also two other great events in the ACT at Tuggeranong and Gungahlin. Thanks Russ & Jess and we look forward to welcoming you to the Sunshine State shortly.

Lastly I want to give a huge thank you to Kelly May from Eclipse Accounting Group who has recently finalized our books for 2012-13 and has also helped me successfully navigate through our first ever audit. Kelly’s efforts as our volunteer Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor have saved me countless hours of admin and no doubt a significant amount of money and I couldn’t be more appreciative. Thanks Kelly.

Happy running,

Tim from parkrun Australia (get in touch)

p.s. Only 304 days until International parkrun Day 2014

Were you a first timer last weekend, or did you run a personal best? We would love to hear about your experience on email, @parkrun_au or on Facebook.

Christmas & NYD parkruns


As I’m sure most of you are aware, many of our events are this year holding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns. AMAZING! These runs are extremely popular in the UK and I’m sure will also be here in Australia. For a list of who is doing what and when please check out our Christmas Compendium!

Etiquette Reminder


We received this feedback during the week -

“I am not a part of parkrun however I found out about it this morning. I think it is a great idea, however as a pedestrian on the lake path, attempting my first ever full run of the lake non-stop, I had quite a horrible experience with parkrunners overtaking me (not an issue, I am slow). Some were overtaking me on the left causing my dog to freak out. I thoughts once the runners had passed my run would be ok except I ran into them later on the other side of the lake, this time going in the opposite direction. I had two runners in my lane who refused to move, forcing me and my dog further left onto the grass. I understand that these people are not representatives of your organisation, and would be the exception and not the rule.”

Please remember to keep left at all times during parkrun and be courteous to all other park users. If you need to overtake a pedestrian then road rules apply, do so on the right and then hop back into the left side of the path. Are we clear?

Upcoming Special Events


January
4 - Rocks Riverside (Qld) launch
11 - Shepparton (Vic) & Pioneer (WA) launches
18 - Point Cook (Vic) launch / St Peters (NSW) 2nd anniversary
25 - Ipswich (Qld) launch

February
8 - Lake Mac (NSW) 1st anniversary
15 - Kirra (Qld) 2nd Anniversary
22 - Tuggeranong (ACT) 1st anniversary

Feedback from the field


Shufflin’ Shannon Dearing - Just a quick note to say how terrific the Curl Curl parkrun crew and course are. Lovely early morning Saturday shuffle with great camaraderie at the back of the pack (where I always am), and with the speedier regulars I see/chat to/enjoy a coffee with most weeks. A great global initiative, delivered to us locally. It’s all good. Vive la parkrun!!!


Garry Wells - The parkrun family never ceases to amaze me. I celebrated my 50th run and 38th volunteer role today at The Butt and they made me feel so special. So many friendships made through parkrun - it doesn't get any better.


Mount Gambier parkrun - This is a favourite picture of ours from our inaugural event.
As well as being our own Facebook cover photo, it's also been used this week as a cover photo by both parkrun Australia and the parkrun show Australia. We're pretty happy with that national show of support and great level of exposure for both our event, and the City of Mount Gambier.


Running GIRL (via Kathy Rae) - Seriously how amazing is parkrun! A timed event every week, they email and save all your results and put up photos from each event. They are just huge in Brisbane with such large numbers turning up each week and new locations popping up all the time... I think I am in parkrun Love!


Drop me an email if you have an interesting parkrun related fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners.

Volunteer Profile


Name:  Billy Howell

Age:  29

Home parkrun:  St Peters parkrun

Occupation:  Logistics

Number of runs:  16

PB:  22:00

Number of times volunteered:  11

Favourite volunteer role:  Barcode scanning as it’s nice to see people complete a run and be able to congratulate them. It’s also a little humorous to see them as they reach out, hand their tokens all shaky handed, mumbling some words, nearly blacking out from their run (a bit twisted huh).

What do like about volunteering at parkrun:  It’s what keeps this thing running, right (no pun intended)? parkrun is a movement, getting people off their butts and getting out there, when typically we might have had a few beers or wines the night before, stay in and waste your weekend. parkrun changes that. It certainly has for me. I cannot say enough how good parkrun is for the local community.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  Course marshaling on one of the St Peters up-hill cross country sections, seeing people for at least 50-60 meters running up the hill gives me a chance to cheer them on. Sometimes I jog down to them and jog back up with them, encouraging them to get up the top of the hill and push on! I would also say "you’re at the top, all downhill from here" which is a bit of a lie as there is one more hill after this... but they've passed me now so I’ll be right!

How can we improve parkrun:  I think volunteering is pretty sorted and well managed by our Event Director (shout out to Paul Wilcock). Perhaps a suggestion to encourage more volunteering would be having 25 and 50 volunteer milestone shirts.

Reminders

Barcode reminder

barcode

Printed barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please click here to collect and print your barcode. No barcode = No result = No exceptions. To order your barcode on a durable plastic key tag as shown above please click here. #dfyb (don't forget your barcode).
No printed barcode, no result.

All questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club T-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered on our brand new support site

Volunteering at parkrun

We ask every parkrunner to volunteer 3 times a year. When volunteering you receive the maximum number of points towards the yearly competition.

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.

The parkrun Show AU

The parkrun show Australia

You can download your copy of the parkrun show Australia here. The parkrun show Australia is the free, weekly, timed podcast celebrating parkrun Down Under, hosted by Dave Robbo and Russ Jefferys

Our Sponsors

adidas investing in parkrun

all out performance

adidas has been focused on athlete's performance since the first running spikes were made in the 1920's earning the first Olympic gold medal in adidas shoes. Today, adidas is proud to be supporting parkrunners everywhere. Explore adidas running


stockland investing in parkrun

building our future

Stockland is Australia’s largest diversified property group. We develop and manage residential communities, retirement living villages and retail centres – the building blocks of thriving communities. Explore Stockland



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