weekly newsletter 10th March 2015

welcome to the newsletter


In this week’s edition of the newsletter Tim rounds off his NZ adventure, we update you on the club shirts and new friends lend a helping hand at Kawana.

On Saturday I attended the beautiful Hagley parkrun in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. I was really looking forward to this event as I have a personal connection to the Event Director Jo Taylor and Run Director Brad Henderson.

Brad was one of the original Run Directors at Albert parkrun in Melbourne, our 3rd event, so was really one of the parkrun pioneers in Australia. Brad moved back to his native New Zealand about a year ago and of course jumped at the chance of joining the Event Team at Hagley parkrun.

Jo is the elder sister of one of my best friends (and North Shore parkrunner) Mark Rugg. At Mark and his now-wife Lana’s wedding about a year and half ago Jo and I got talking about parkrun and somewhere along the line I suggested she should look at setting one up in Christchurch. The next thing I knew Brad and Jo were in cahoots and Hagley parkrun was born!

I have watched with joy from across the Tasman as this event has flourished and it really was fantastic to get a taste of it for myself on Saturday. And Christchurch, wow, what a fascinating city, still very obviously rebuilding after the devastation of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, yet still buzzing with optimism and the promise of a brighter future. Incredible.

Finally, this week I just want to draw your attention to Ben Chinnock’s ‘feedback from the field’ at the bottom of the newsletter… It’s awesome. Read it now!

Happy running,

Tim from parkrun Australia (get in touch)

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.

donate to parkrun Australia

Essential Stats for Australia & Singapore – 07/03/2015:


Number of locations – 106
Number of runners – 15,724
Number of PBs – 3,901
Number of first timers – 2,111
Number of volunteers – 1,004
Numbers of runs (all time) – 935,828
Number of members – 186,830
Number of members (global) – 1,507,745

Club shirt update


There seems to still be some confusion around the status of club shirt orders past and present. That’s fair enough, we haven’t been great in communicating the current state of play. So, as it stands right now:

- If you have qualified for a club shirt AND submitted your shirt size before we closed off the old ordering system then you should receive these at your event in June;

- If you have qualified for a club shirt but missed the cut off for submitting your shirt size through the old ordering system then you will be asked to order through the new system (i.e. our online store) once this is operational; and

- If you are yet to qualify for a club shirt then you will simply be asked to order through the new system once this is operational and you have in fact qualified.

Hope this all makes sense.

‘With a little help from my friends’ by Deanne Stock


At Kawana parkrun recently I learned a very valuable lesson about friendship.

I had a goal to break my 5km PB and in general conversation pre-run with the gentlemanly, Des Rountree, whom I had only met once before, we discussed the time I would like to achieve. Also present was another beautiful soul Lee Mills, whom I have only known for a couple of months through training.

When I lined up at the start, Des came and stood beside me and said he would run with me, knowing what I wanted to achieve. After we began to run, it was only moments before Lee joined us. Throughout the whole 5km, these guys stayed with me encouraging me every step of the way. Even when there was silence between us, their presence was all the inspiration I needed to stay strong. When I did start to faulter and tire, they were both straight in with their encouragement and advice on how to keep going to achieve my goal. They were teaching me how to breathe to stay strong and fluent, how to mentally talk to myself and most importantly kept telling me I could do it!!

Not only did I achieve my goal, they had pushed my so hard, I nudged another 20 seconds off what I wanted to achieve. So to Des and Lee, thank you so much for believing in me, giving me constant support and encouragement, but most importantly for giving up your run to make it about helping me. I feel very grateful for having these two beautiful gentlemen I hardly know step in to help me see my goal through to the end. Now there is a bond that can't be broken.

After posting this story on Facebook, I soon realised this is an ongoing culture that Kawana parkrunners have adopted. After many comments, apparently this occurs all the time and many other runners have experienced the same kindness from other fellow participants. This is lifechanging stuff and I for one am so grateful to have parkrun touch my soul in such a positive way.

Many thanks

‘My first parkrun’ by Sally Manson


On Saturday 28th February 2015, I attended my first parkrun!

After months of urging from my daughter Elyse, I finally got up early on Saturday, threw on my old tracky pants, tied my hair back, brushed the teeth, and off I went down to Frog Hollow Endeavour Hills.

When I got out of the car and started walking towards the meeting point I could see about 100 people all limbering up, stretching, preparing themselves and looking pretty professional. I admit, I felt very intimidated and said to my daughter, "Oh Elyse I feel a bit silly being here". She replied, “Mum don't be, remember I am the volunteer that will be at the back, so just stay with me".

So off we go, and we begin at the back with a few other walkers, whilst all the runners set off up front. After about 5 minutes I said to Elyse, "I think I might jog a little bit". And that is what I did, jogging for about 100metres, then walking, then jogging and so on until I finished. I felt exhilarated that I had actually completed the 5km and still felt ok at the end.

The organisers of this event were so friendly and encouraging and I can’t wait now until I attend another Saturday morning down at Frog Hollow parkrun.

The Pointy End


Who are you? Campbelltown parkrun W40 age record holder Sonia McDermott – 19:47

How the hell do you run so fast? Well I’m not super fast, but I’m still improving & while that is the case I’m still motivated.

How many km do you run in an average training week? Usually about 100 km per week.

What type of training do you typically do? Mostly trail running, I love the unpredictable nature of technical trails, the scenery & the challenging terrain. I try to do hills, speed, stairs and a long run but mix it up depending on what I’m training for.

How long have you been running and have you always been so damn good? I didn’t start running until my late 30s. I was trying to get rid of some post baby weight and found running to be the most enjoyable form of exercise. Well I don’t consider myself to be that fast, I’m built for endurance but still get a buzz out of trying to run fast.

What is your favourite distance? My favourite distance would have to be 100kms.

Do you have a coach and do you train with a squad? Yes I train with Mile 27. I’m a busy Mum with a full time job and it helps not having to think about training, just get my program and get it done. I still fit in a social run each week with some girls I’ve been running with for a few years now.

How much faster would you like to go? I’d like to get much faster! Who doesn’t? But I was born too early, so time is not on my side.

What big events do you want to run? Oh too many to list! I’d love to pick a race in a different country each year, what a great way to see the world. I think the TRANSVULCANIA (Mountain Race on Canary Islands) would have to be right up there.

#showusyourparkrun


As many of you are now proud owners of some of the official parkrun merchandise available from our online store we have started a new photo segment here in the newsletter where you can wear (or hold) the kit in an interesting and exciting location… or perhaps even with a celebrity!

Once you have the photo please email it to us or post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #showusyourparkrun

This week’s entry is from Pittsworth parkrun team who write – “Our Pittsworth parkrun team proudly modelling their incredibly stylish new 'parkrun attire'. If you too, want to look this cool and wear something as comfortable and well-made as these shirts whilst supporting parkrun Australia, follow the link in the newsletter.”

parkdog of the week


Hi, I'm Stanley. I go to Berrinba parkrun with my humans Alpha and Lady. Alpha and Lady are just two of the wonderful Run Directors we have at Berrinba. Sometimes I run with Alpha and sometimes I walk and run with Lady-I help her when she is tail runner. When I'm running with Alpha, I drag him for the first 2km, we're about even for the next 2km and then I let him think he's doing well in the last 1km before I try to beat him over the line. I love going to parkrun and seeing my parkdog friends. I enjoy tagging myself in the photos so my Facebook friends can see me run! I sometimes get so excited at the start of the run I forget my manners and bark (must be my Border Collie part coming out). I think the responsible humans who clean up after their parkdogs (sorry, call of nature can happen at any time when you're a dog -usually 100m past the bin!) should get a time bonus!

FAQ - When did parkrun start?


Our first event was Bushy Park, which started in October 2004 with 13 runners (at the time we called it Bushy Park Time Trial or BPTT).

In January 2007 a group of volunteers decided to start a second event in Wimbledon Common, followed in June 2007 by our third event in Banstead Woods. We realised soon after this, that we had a great idea on our hands and we created the umbrella organisation called parkrun (the events changed name shortly after to follow suit - though you occasionally hear the odd 'old-timer' still referring to the original runs as 'time trials').

We now have 579 parkruns in 11 countries, and have just cracked 1.5 million registered parkrunners!

Upcoming Special Events


Launches:
14/03 – Dawesville (WA); 21/03 – Yamba (NSW), 04/04 – Traralgon (Vic), 11/04 – Warragul (Vic), 18/04 – Sale (Vic)

Anniversaries:
14/03 – Parramatta (NSW) 2nd, Albury Wodonga (NSW) 1st; 21/03 – Campbelltown (NSW) 1st, Mount Barker (SA) 1st; 28/03 – Riverway (Qld) 2nd, Manjimup (WA) 1st
; 04/04 – Main Beach (Qld) 4th; 11/04 - Fingal Bay (NSW) 2nd; 18/04 - Augustine Heights (Qld) 2nd; 02/05 – Ginninderra (ACT) 3rd, Rockingham (WA) 2nd, Stones Corner (Qld) 1st, Cleveland (Qld) 2nd, Lillydale Lake (1st).

Cancellations:
14/03 – Armidale (NSW), Albert Melbourne (Vic); 21/03 – Menai (NSW); 28/03 – Launceston (Tas), Penrith Lakes (NSW); 11/04 – Pittsworth (Qld); 25/04 – Augustine Heights (Qld), Kawana (Qld), Wynnum (Qld); 02/05 – Geographe Bay (WA); 30/05 Mitchelton (Qld)

Feedback from the field


Peter Moore - Looking sharp there Tim in front of Parliament House. I'm thinking we could do a lot worse than you as Prime Minister of this Country, maybe give it some thought, ha ha!


Ben Chinnock - Josiah Bamber is a keen parkrunner. He attends Lawson parkrun each week in preparation for the City 2 Surf. Josiah is going to be the first person with Down syndrome to run the 14kms. He is a fit, active and engaged teenager with tremendous potential ahead for him. To find out more about Josiah’s story or to support him through his journey please click here.


Sarah Choyce - My heart was well and truly warmed a few weeks ago at my home parkrun in Toowoomba. One of the event's regular fast runners was right beside a lady with an obvious physical impairment and he didn't stop encouraging her. A lovely reminder of how inclusive parkrun is and how supportive the community is!


Sandra Crawford – Love checking out the photographs after parkrun every week and seeing all those smiling faces as people cross the finish line. Remember, Confucius said "It does not matter how slow (fast) you go -- so long as you do not stop". parkrun is the best start for the weekend. Enjoy.


Ged Banfield - Thanks to the run directors, volunteers and photographer for another great Wynnum parkrun. Didn't the bay look beautiful this morning?


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:  Judy Ross

Age:  63

Home parkrun:  Penrith Lakes

Occupation:  Retired

Number of runs:  16

PB:  34:13

Number of times volunteered:  8

Favourite volunteer role:  Bar code scanning / marshalling

What do like about volunteering at parkrun:  Love being able to encourage the runners, especially the ones towards the end like I usually am. The looks on their faces when you tell them what a great job they have done is priceless!

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  A family with four young children came to have their barcodes scanned and I congratulated the little ones on a fantastic job done. They were so chuffed at being told how good they were and their parents so appreciative of the encouragement.

How can we improve parkrun:  Can't think of anything that needs improving, don't change a thing.

Reminders

the parkrun store

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.

Our Sponsors

Suncorp Bank investing in parkrun

At Suncorp Bank we value the communities in which we live and work. From helping keep Australians safe from the sun to supporting what matters to the community through our sponsorship of major running events and parkrun Australia, we're dedicated to making a real difference in people's lives. Explore Suncorp Bank


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 3rd March 2015

welcome to the newsletter


In this week's edition of the newsletter Tim smells the roses, we farewell a couple of our legends and we prepare to Stomp our way up some of Australia's most iconic Stadiums.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about how lucky I am to be leading the charge for parkrun in Australia. The last week has been a perfect example of this.

On Wednesday I attended the bimonthly meeting of the parkrun Australia Board, chaired by President Gareth Saunders (who is of course also Event Director of South Bank parkrun). Now normally the thought of attending a Board meeting might not sound so appealing but in the case of the parkrun Board it is always an energizing and inspiring experience. Of course this wasn’t an ‘in-the-flesh’ meeting but rather a Skype hook up between Board Members in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast but none the less, with the wonder of modern technology, it was almost as good as being altogether!

On Thursday I flew down to Canberra to meet with the office of the new Federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley. The purpose of this meeting was simply to introduce parkrun and its benefits to the new Minister. These days we really do consider parkrun to be a ‘health promotion’ as opposed to a sporting club or similar and so it was great to meet and share ideas with her team at Parliament House (note the obligatory selfie above). I then met with the Australian Sports Commission, headquartered at the Australian Institute of Sport, hallowed turf for Aussie athletes of the last 35 years, again to introduce them to parkrun and see how we fit into their big picture. It was am exhilarating day to say the least!

Then on Saturday I attended Lower Hutt parkrun in New Zealand and met with Country Manger Lian De Charmoy and her daughter / ‘technical assistant’ Caitlin. I can’t speak highly enough of the hospitality we were shown by Event Director Mark Malone and his team from Lower Hutt. Not only were we collected from our apartment in Wellington but an extra running pram was also arranged for us so my wife and I could run with both children! It was a fabulous morning so thanks to all who played their part.

Lastly, I would like to add something to the FAQ piece in last week’s newsletter entitled ‘Who Pays For parkrun’. I acknowledged our national sponsors, Suncorp Bank and Stockland, State Government, Local Councils and donations from you, the parkrunners Unfortunately I failed to mention our local supporters; small businesses who have made a financial contribution to help parkrun events get off the ground in their local communities. A good example of this is Armidale parkrun where no less than 6 local businesses banded together to make it happen. We will be talking more about our Local Supporter Program in the coming weeks so, if you’re a small business owner and are keen to get involved with parkrun, watch this space!

Happy running,

Tim from parkrun Australia (get in touch)

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.

donate to parkrun Australia

Essential Stats for Australia & Singapore – 28/02/2015:


Number of locations – 109
Number of runners – 16,021
Number of PBs – 3,176
Number of first timers – 2,147
Number of volunteers – 1,060
Numbers of runs (all time) – 935,827
Number of members – 185,063
Number of members (global) – 1,494,816

Thanks to Sarah & Russ


This week parkrun Australia loses two of its true pioneers in Russ Jefferys and Sarah Logan.

Russ and his wife Jess were the founding Event Directors of Ginninderra parkrun, our first event in the ACT. They then moved to Brisbane and Russ stepped up to become Sponsorship Manager for parkrun Australia, a position he has filled with gusto and expertise for the last year. Russ and Jess are returning to their home in the UK next month where Russ will take on the role of Marketing Director for parkrun Global. Boom, go Russ!

Sarah was the founding Event Director of Logan River parkrun until that fateful day in late 2013 when she said to Tim, “If there is anything else I can do to help just let me know…” Sarah has been Tim’s ‘right-hand-woman’ ever since and assumed the rank of Operations Manager in early 2014. It’s no coincidence that parkrun Australia has doubled in size over this time and Sarah’s work ethic and positive attitude have been an example to everyone who she has come into contact with. Sarah is leaving as she simply doesn’t have enough hours in the day to balance being a wife, mother of 3 (including 4 year old twins) and small business owner (Independent Hearing Solutions… Google it!).

So to Russ and Sarah we say thank you and wish to announce right here (they don’t know about this yet) that they have been awarded the first ever ‘Life Memberships’ of parkrun Australia. Tim has a special plaque waiting for each of you!!!

Healthy & Happy Survey


parkrun Australia has joined forces with our national partner Stockland to understand just how healthy and happy our parkrunners are across the country. We invite you to join us by answering a short questionnaire that will help us to understand how healthy our communities around the country really are. The questions range from asking you to rate your current physical and mental health, to how safe you feel in your community to how connected you feel to your community as well as your satisfaction with parkrun events. Click here to join our online survey.

‘Feeling the Love at Tuggers’ by Denise Clarke


I was sooooooo excited to celebrate Tuggeranong parkrun's 2nd birthday on Saturday… Woo hooooo!!!

The best thing my husband Gary and I did 2 years ago was to checkout this new community running event that was starting up at Tuggeranong Park on a Saturday morning by our amazing Event Directors Kelly & Gareth Candy. Well two years on and we are definitely hooked. Gary is now Co-Event Director with Gareth and I'm a Run Director.

We've met sooooo many amazing people who have become awesome friends but I especially love seeing my community getting out exercising and having fun.

Three highlights from the year were:

1. Winning last year’s female points table and being presented with my medal by Robert de Castella;
2. Clocking up my 50th run and getting my 50 club t-shirt; and
3. Traveling to Adelaide for a parkrun get together with other Event & Run Directors from around the country... it was amazing catching up and talking with people that love parkrun as much as us!!!

One sad moment was saying goodbye to our beautiful friends Dale & Darlene Murray - it's not quite the same without them but we know they are doing amazing things in Armidale… WELL, they did set up parkrun there so that classes it as amazing!

Saturday was my 86th parkrun which is super awesome and was my most favourite yet as I got to walk with my twin sister who I love enormously.

Stadium Stomp


Every now and then another event comes along that captures our attention. Stadium Stomp is one such event. There’s nothing quite like it out there and it’s something us parkrunners can do to mix things up a little.

Stadium Stomp is a stair-climbing event that utilizes the stairs within some of the biggest sporting stadiums in the country. And there are thousands of stairs in those venues!

As runners, we can look to stair climbing as one of those activities that can boost running performance. It strengthens your muscles, heart and lungs as you work against gravity to propel yourself up and forward. It’s great for improving power, strength and stability.

There are Stadium Stomp events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney so click here for more information or to register. Early bird rates start closing off from 12 April.

The Pointy End


Who are you? Joshua Curry, our youngest ever ‘Pointy Ender’, 11 years old with a PB of 19:12!

How the hell do you run so fast? Training 6 days a week and dedication to running.

How many km do you run in an average training week? About 40km.

What type of training do you typically do? Cross country, hills, sprints, parkrun, a long run (11kms) and whatever my coach tells me to!

How long have you been running and have you always been so damn good? Nearly one year, no my first 5km was about 25 minutes.

What is your favourite distance? 5km of course!

Do you have a coach and do you train with a squad? Yes my coach is Paul Torley as part of the Australian Junior Running Academy.

How much faster would you like to go? I want to be the fastest I can.

What big events do you want to run? 2015 National school cross country championships, Burnie Ten with my cousins and Commonwealth Games.

#showusyourparkrun


As many of you are now proud owners of some of the official parkrun merchandise available from our online store we have started a new photo segment here in the newsletter where you can wear (or hold) the kit in an interesting and exciting location… or perhaps even with a celebrity!

Once you have the photo please email it to us or post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #showusyourparkrun

This week’s entry came to us via @parkrun on Twitter saying “Love getting your #parkrun kit? @Lakeviewparkrun are looking good!”

parkdog of the week


My name is Sky and I am a Siberian Husky. I am 4 years old and I was adopted 2 years ago through a rescue group based in Queensland, I now live in WA. During the winter I can be found either at Aveley parkrun or competing in dryland sled dog racing. I stay home during the summer months because it is too hot for me, I would love to join the fun at parkrun but my mum has to be extra careful that I don't overheat. I love going to parkrun because I get lots of pats and I love to give big sloppy kisses. The children all love me because I have 1 blue eye and 1 brown eye. This winter I am going to run with one of the fast guys at Aveley parkrun, we are going to try run 15 minutes. My little sister Senna will be doing her first parkrun this winter so stay tuned.....

FAQ - Do you run every week and all year round?


Yes.

However, on rare occasions we may need to cancel a specific run for various reason (for example, if there is another event taking place on or near the course). Please check your local parkruns event's news page for the most up-to-date information.

We may also be forced to cancel an event in the event of severe adverse weather. We suggest that you check your event's news page before you set off for the event, just in case there has been a last minute cancellation.

Some events hold additional runs on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Upcoming Special Events


Launches:
14/03 – Dawesville (WA); 21/03 – Yamba (NSW)

Anniversaries:
14/03 – Parramatta (NSW) 2nd, Albury Wodonga (NSW) 1st; 21/03 – Campbelltown (NSW) 1st, Mount Barker (SA) 1st; 28/03 – Riverway (Qld) 2nd, Manjimup (WA) 1st
; 04/04 – Main Beach (Qld) 4th; 11/04 - Fingal Bay (NSW) 2nd; 18/04 - Augustine Heights (Qld) 2nd; 02/05 – Ginninderra (ACT) 3rd, Rockingham (WA) 2nd, Stones Corner (Qld) 1st, Cleveland (Qld) 2nd, Lillydale Lake (1st).

Cancellations
07/03 – Pittsworth (Qld), Mt Penang (NSW), Penrith Lakes (NSW); 14/03 – Armidale (NSW), Albert Melbourne (Vic); 28/03 – Launceston (Tas), Penrith Lakes (NSW); 25/04 – Augustine Heights (Qld), Kawana (Qld), Wynnum (Qld); 02/05 – Geographe Bay (WA); 30/05 Mitchelton (Qld)

Feedback from the field


Amy Smith - My parkrun clothing arrived from Wiggle today. Super impressed with the quality. Looking forward to testing it out at Tuggeranong parkrun's 2nd birthday this Saturday. Thanks parkrun Australia for all of your efforts and support in ensuring that this amazing community remains what it is. Your commitment to continually improving things for those who attend is very much appreciated!!


Vanessa Gibson - Here's a great pic from Sandgate parkrun. Phil & Justin both have PBs under 20 minutes but came in at around 56 minutes, introducing their 1-month-old sons to parkrun in the process!


Jess Jefferys - 2 years and 10 months since I nervously held the stopwatch at the first Gindy parkrun, I held the stopwatch at New Farm parkrun, heart rate a little high and ready for the onslaught at my last volunteering effort on Aussie soil. During that time I have got so much from volunteering at parkrun and I can't recommend it enough, as well as being very grateful for the good times and friendships it has brought me. Looking forward to a last run (for a while!) at New Farm next Saturday, hope to see a few of you there!


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:  Oscar Pohlman

Club:  five30runners

Age:  11

Home parkrun:  Warwick

Occupation:  Student

Number of runs:  39

PB:  45:43

Number of times volunteered:  13

Favourite volunteer role:  Barcode scanner

What do like about volunteering at parkrun:  I get a week off running!

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:  Halloween parkrun 2014. I went dressed up as my mum’s cat minion when she went as the Crazy Cat Lady.

How can we improve parkrun:  Have more events!

Reminders

the parkrun store

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.

Our Sponsors

Suncorp Bank investing in parkrun

At Suncorp Bank we value the communities in which we live and work. From helping keep Australians safe from the sun to supporting what matters to the community through our sponsorship of major running events and parkrun Australia, we're dedicated to making a real difference in people's lives. Explore Suncorp Bank


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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