2018 Christmas & New Year’s Day Events

Following on from previous years, Newy will be holding special events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. This year these days fall on a Tuesday, and both events will start at the normal time of 8:00am.

We will only be able to proceed if we get enough volunteers to ensure both events can be managed safely. If you’re interested in volunteering on either event, we are taking volunteers now. Please email newyhelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number, preferred role and which event you’re nominating for.

Christmas Day is a fun, family-friendly, social event. We encourage you to get into the festive spirit and bring your best carol-singing voice for the 12k's of Christmas and pre-run brief which kicks off at around 7:45am. We welcome regulars, newbies and visitors/tourists.

The special New Year’s Day Event is typically quite popular, with well over 400 finishers last year. Many will be there to show off their non-hangover status and kickstart the year on the right foot… followed by the left. If you're super keen to reach a milestone, you can double-up at The Beaches parkrun which starts at 9.30am.

The rules of delivery that will be enforced globally are:

  • No doubles allowed on Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Doubles allowed on New Year's Day (1st January), but no trebles.

Here’s a list of other local and Australian events are staging extra events:

It will be parkrun as usual on the Saturdays over the Christmas period, so the Newy parkrun event calendar will look like this:

  • Saturday 22nd December
  • Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day special)
  • Saturday 29th December
  • Tuesday 1st January
  • Saturday 5th January

If you're new to parkrun register here (free).