2019 Christmas & NYD (1/1/20) Events

Once again (thanks to our committed event team!), Newy will be holding special events on Christmas Day in 2019 and New Year’s Day on 1st Jan 2020. This year these special days fall on a Wednesday, and both events will start at the normal time of 8:00am.

Are both events definitely going ahead?

It's very likely; however, 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 newy@parkrun.com with your barcode number, preferred role and which event you’re nominating for.

Christmas Day Info

BB will be your Run Director on Christmas Day. As a recently retired school teacher, planning is already underway. It will be a relaxed, family-friendly, social event. We encourage you to get into the festive spirit with Christmas attire and to 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 party doesn’t stop at midnight! Danielle will be your Run Director so you can expect fun tunes when you cross the line and probably some dancing. 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 which leaves you plenty of time to get between parkruns without rushing.

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 Saturday's over the Christmas period, so the Newy parkrun event calendar will look like this:

  • Saturday 22nd December
  • Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day special)
  • Saturday 28th December
  • Wednesday 1st January (New Year's Day special)
  • Saturday 4th January

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


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